Dinna, aka: Diṇṇa, Dinnā; 4 Definition(s)

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Consort of King Uggasena. The lives of one hundred kings and queens who were about to be sacrificed by a king of Benares, labouring under a mistaken idea, were saved by her wisdom. In a previous birth she had killed an ewe and suffered in hell. In this age she was Mallika, queen of Pasenadi. DhA.ii.15ff.

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Probably an attendant of King Milinda. Mil., p.56.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Diṇṇa (दिण्ण) is a Prakrit technical term referring to a ending for names in general as well friendly names, representing a rule when deriving personal names as mentioned in the Aṅgavijjā chapter 26. This chapter includes general rules to follow when deriving proper names. The Aṅgavijjā (mentioning diṇṇa) is an ancient treatise from the 3rd century CE dealing with physiognomic readings, bodily gestures and predictions and was written by a Jain ascetic in 9000 Prakrit stanzas.

Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions (jainism)
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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dinna : (pp. of deti) given; granted. (pp. of dadāti), given; offered; allowed; granted; handed over.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Diṇṇa, (Sk. dīrṇa, pp. of dṛ, dṛṇāti, see darī) broken, split, undone, torn, as neg. adiṇṇa unbroken D.I, 115 (so read for ādina-khattiya-kula; v. l. BB. abhinna°); S.V, 74 (so read for ādīna-mānaso, v. l. BB. adinā & SS ādina°). Cp. also ādiṇṇa. (Page 321)

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Dinna, (Sk. dinna, pp. of dadāti) given, granted, presented etc., in all meanings of dadāti q. v.; esp. of giving alms Pv IV.326 (=mahādāna PvA.253) & in phrase adinn’ādāna taking what is not given, i.e. stealing, adj. adinnâdāyin stealing, refraining from which constitutes the 2nd sīla (see under sīla).—dinna: D.I, 55≈(n’atthi dinnaṃ the heretic view of the uselessness of almsgiving); J.I, 291; II, 128; Sn.191, 227, 240; Dh.356; PvA.68 (given in marriage). Used as finite tense freq., e.g. J.I, 151, 152; VI, 366.—adinna: M.I, 39, 404; Sn.119 (theyyā adinnaṃ ādiyati), 156, 395, 400, 633; PvA.33 etc.

—ādāyin taking (only) what is given D.I, 4; DA.I, 72; —dāna almsgiving J.III, 52; DhA.I, 396; —dāyin giving alms, liberal, munificent D.III, 191. (Page 322)

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.

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