Dinata, Dīnatā: 7 definitions


Dinata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dīnatā (दीनता) refers to “piteous (eulogies)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.49 (“The delusion of Brahmā”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] O great God, O lord of gods, the ocean of mercy, you are the creator, the sustainer and the annihilator of everything. It is at your will that the entire world including the mobile and immobile is kept checked as the bulls amongst a series of cows. After saying so I bowed to Him with palms joined in reverence. Viṣṇu and others too eulogised lord Śiva. On hearing the piteous (dīnatā) eulogies made by me as well as by Viṣṇu and others lord Śiva became delighted. He granted me the boon of fearlessness delightedly. All were happy, O sage, and I rejoiced much”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dīnatā : (f.) wretchedness.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dīnatā (दीनता).—Scarcity, weakness; क्रत्वः समह दीनता प्रतीपं जगमा शुचे (kratvaḥ samaha dīnatā pratīpaṃ jagamā śuce) Ṛgveda 7.89.3.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dīnatā (दीनता):—[=dīna-tā] [from dīna > dī] (na-) f. scarcity, weakness, [Ṛg-veda vii, 89, 3.]

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Dinata in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Dīnatā (दीनता):—n. 1. the state of helplessness or wretchedness; 2. weakness; feebleness; 3. poverty; scarcity;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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