Doṇi, Donī, Doṇī: 4 definitions


Doṇi means something in 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

doṇi : (f.) a boat; a canoe; a trough.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Doṇī, 2 (f.) (Sk. droṇi?) an oil-giving plant (?) (or is it= donī1 meaning a cake made in a tub, but wrongly interpreted by Dhammapāla?) only in —nimmiñjana oil-cake Pv.I, 1010; as °nimmijjani at Vv 3338; explained by telamiñjaka at PvA.51 & by tilapiññāka at VvA.147. (Page 331)

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Donī, 1 (f.) (Sk. droṇī, see doṇa) 1. a (wooden) trough, a vat, tub S.II, 259; A.I, 253; V, 323; J.I, 450; Miln.56.—tela° an oil vat A.III, 58 (āyasā made of iron & used as a sarcophagus).—2. a trough-shaped canoe (cp. Marāthi ḍon “a long flat-bottomed boat made of unḍi wood, ” & Kanarese ḍoni “a canoe hallowed from a log”) J.IV, 163 (=gambhīrā mahānāvā p. 164); PvA.189.—3. a hollow, dug in the ground Miln.397.—4. the body of a lute, the sounding-board (?)) I.450; Miln.53; VvA.281. (Page 331)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ḍōṇī (डोणी).—f (ḍōṇa or H) A sort of canoe, a doney. 2 (drōṇī S) A small leaf-boat for ghee &c. 3 A small trough.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ḍōṇī (डोणी).—f A sort of canoe. A small trough See ḍōṇā

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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.

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