Dinnaga, Dinnāga, Diṅnāga, Dish-naga: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions (purana)

Dinnāga (दिन्नाग).—The famous Buddhist dialectician Dinnāga came to Kāñcī to satisfy his intellectual and spiritual thirst and about the middle of the fourth century A.D.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Diṅnāga (दिङ्नाग).—A Sanskrit dramatist who lived between the second and fifth centuries A.D. "Dhīranāga" was his other name. The Sanskrit drama "KUNDAMĀLĀ" which is based on Uttara Rāmāyaṇa and has six acts, was composed by Diṅnāga. Diṅnāga, the Buddhist preacher and this Diṅnāga are two different persons. Vināyakā and Śiva are praised in the introductory stanzas of Kundamālā (A.B. Keith: Classical Sanskrit literature).

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Diṅnāga (दिङ्नाग).—

1) an elephant of the quarter of the compass; see दिग्गज (diggaja).

2) Name of a poet said to be a contemporary of Kālidāsa. (This interpretation is based on Mallinātha's gloss on diṅnāgānāṃ pathi pariharan sthūla- hastāvalepān Me.14; which is, however, very doubtful.)

Derivable forms: diṅnāgaḥ (दिङ्नागः).

Diṅnāga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms diś and nāga (नाग).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Diṅnāga (दिङ्नाग).—name of a teacher: Mahāvyutpatti 3481 (v.l. Dignāga; so Mironov with no v.l.).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Diṅnāga (दिङ्नाग).—m.

(-gaḥ) An elephant of the quarter: see diggaja.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Diṅnāga (दिङ्नाग).—[masculine] = dikkarin.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Diṅnāga (दिङ्नाग) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Quoted by Vācaspatimiśra Hall. p. 20. Mallinātha on Meghadūta 14 states that he was an opponent of Kālidāsa. He was the author of the buddhistic work Pramāṇasamuccaya. One verse is attributed to him in [Subhāshitāvali by Vallabhadeva] which however occurs in the Mahābhārata.

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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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