Gani, Gaṇī, Gaṇi: 11 definitions

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Gani means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Gānī.—cf. aṭha-gānī, a coin equal to a ṭaṅka (JNSI, Vol. XII, p. 198); cf. jītal. Note: gānī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Gānī.—cf. aṭha-gānī, equal to a ṭaṅka and weighing a tola. Note: gānī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

gaṇī : (m.) one who has a following. || ñāṇī (adj.), possessed of knowledge; a wise person.

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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

Gaṇi (गणि).—f. [gaṇ-in] Counting. -m. One who is wellversed in the sacred writings and the auxiliary sciences; Jain.

Derivable forms: gaṇiḥ (गणिः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Gānī (गानी) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—(proper title?), a treatise showing the number of occurence of euphonic changes in the Śākalasāṃhitā of the Ṛv. thus ya for ye occurs 46 times, etc. L. 1302.

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

1) Gaṇi (गणि):—[from gaṇ] 1. gaṇi m. (for ṇin, only at the end of names) one who is familiar with the sacred writings and the auxiliary sciences, [Jaina literature]

2) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a family, [Pravara texts ii, 1, 2]

3) [v.s. ...] f. counting, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [from gaṇ] 2. gaṇi in [compound] for ṇin.

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

Gaṇi (गणि):—(ṇiḥ) 2. f. A counting.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Gaṇi (गणि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Gaṇi.

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Gani 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Gaṇi (गणि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Gaṇin.

2) Gaṇi (गणि) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Gaṇi.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gaṇi (ಗಣಿ):—

1) [noun] a long bamboo staff.

2) [noun] a stick with zigzag surfaced head at one end, used to stir, beat or shake curd in a churn to make butter; a churn-stick.

3) [noun] a slender shaft with a pointed tip and other end being feathered used to be shot from a bow; an arrow.

4) [noun] an old unit for measuring the area of a land.

5) [noun] a stick of standard length used for this purpose.

6) [noun] the heavy wood or stone which by revolving in a mortar grinds oil-seeds to extract oil, in a bullock-driven oil mill.

7) [noun] a long pole with a broad blade at one end used for propelling or steering a boat; an oar.

8) [noun] the slender, jointed stem of plants as sugarcane, jowar, etc.

9) [noun] the long beam of the plough.

10) [noun] any of the farm implements, as plough, etc.; an agricultural implement.

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Gaṇi (ಗಣಿ):—[noun] a mine a) a large excavation made in the earth, from which to extract metallic ores, coal, precious stones, salt or certain other minerals; b) any great source of supply; a person or thing that houses many (qualities, attributes esp. of special nature).

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Gani (ಗನಿ):—

1) [noun] a mine a) a large excavation made in the earth, from which to extract metallic ores, coal, precious stones, salt or certain other minerals; b) any great source of supply.

2) [noun] a person or thing that houses many (qualities, attributes esp. of special nature).

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Gāṇi (ಗಾಣಿ):—[noun] a female singer.

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Gāni (ಗಾನಿ):—[noun] a male singer.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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