Gini: 3 definitions

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Gini means something in 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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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

gini : (m.) fire.

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

Gini, (poet.) (Vedic agni; this the aphetic form, arisen in a combination like mahāgni=mahā-gini, as against the usual assimilation aggi) fire A.III, 347 (mahāgini); Sn.18, 19 (āhito › nibbuto: made › extinguished); J.IV, 26. ‹-› Note. The occurrence of two phonetic representatives of one Vedic form (one by diæresis & one by contraction) is common in words containing a liquid or nasal element (l. r. n; cp. note on gala), e.g. supina & soppa (Sk. svapna), abhikkhaṇa and abhiṇha (abhīkṣṇa), silesuma & semha (śleṣman) gaḷagaḷa & gaggara (gargara), etc. (Page 250)

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Giṇi (ಗಿಣಿ):—

1) [noun] any of tropical or subtropical birds of Psittaciformes order, with a hooked bill, brightly coloured feathers, and feet having two toes pointing forward and two backward, some of which can learn to imitate human speech; a parrot.

2) [noun] a child, the words of which are pleasing.

3) [noun] a wooden hook or a beak-shaped peg, part of which is pegged into a wall, for hanging clothes.

4) [noun] ಗಿಣಿಗೆ ಹೇಳಿದ ಹಾಗೆ ಹೇಳು [ginige helida hage helu] giṇige hēḷida hāge hēḷu (fig.) to advise convincingly and patiently; ಗಿಣಿಯ ಹಾಗೆ ಸಾಕು [giniya hage saku] giṇiya hāge sāku to bring up (a child) vdery carefully and lovingly.

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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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