Di, aka: Ḍi; 5 Definition(s)


Di means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Di (दि).—A technical term in the Jainendra Vyakarana for the term प्रगृह्य (pragṛhya) used by Panini.

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Dī (दी).—A technical term in the Jainendra Vyakarana for दीर्ध (dīrdha) (long vowel) in Panini's grammar.

(Source): Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Di°, secondary base of numeral “2, ” contracted fr. dvi: see under dvi B I.4. (Page 320)

(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

Marathi-English dictionary

dī (दी).—m (Vulgar for divasa) A day.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ḍī (डी).—or -ḍī The day of throwing dust after the burning of the hōḷī.

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ḍī (डी).—or -ḍī f (Commonly niguḍī). A shrub.

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dī (दी).—or- a Relating to broad-cloth.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ḍi (डि).—(ḍemati) To hurt, injure.

Derivable forms: ḍim (डिम्).

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Ḍī (डी).—1, 4. Ā. (ḍayate, ḍīyate, ḍiḍye, aḍayiṣṭa, ḍayitum, ḍīna)

1) To fly, pass through the air.

2) To go, -With प्र (pra) to fly up; हंसैः प्रडीनैरिव (haṃsaiḥ praḍīnairiva) Mk.5.5.

-prod to fly up; प्रोड्डीयेव बलाकया सरभसं सोत्कण्ठमालिङ्गितः (proḍḍīyeva balākayā sarabhasaṃ sotkaṇṭhamāliṅgitaḥ) 23.

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Dī (दी).—I. 4 Ā. (dīyate, dīna)

1) To perish, die.

2) To waste, decay, diminish -II. 4. P. (dīyati) Ved. soar, fly. -III. 3 P. Ved.

1) To shine.

2) To please, be admired, appear good.

3) To bestow upon by shining; संददस्वान् रयिमस्मासु दीदिहि (saṃdadasvān rayimasmāsu dīdihi) Rv.2.2.6.

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Dī (दी).—f. Decay, ruin.

Derivable forms: dīḥ (दीः).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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