Goni, Gōṇī, Goṇī: 8 definitions


Goni means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Goṇī.—(CII 4), name of a measure of capacity; cf. goṇī-prasṛti. Note: goṇī 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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gōṇī (गोणी).—f Sackcloth. 2 A packsack or sack. 3 fig. Load or burden (of business, cares &c.) gōṇī gaḷyānta or mānēvara yēṇēṃ or paḍaṇēṃ See explained under gaḷā. gōṇī maṇagaṭāvara dēṇēṃ To lay (the cares of life or some business or trouble) upon one. Also gōṇī maṇagaṭāvara yēṇēṃ or paḍaṇēṃ To come or fall upon one--such cares &c. gōṇī pāṭhīvara ghālaṇēṃ To force (a burden or business) upon.

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

gōṇī (गोणी).—f Sackcloth. A sack. Fig. Load or burden (of business &c.). gōṇī maṇa- gaṭāvara dēṇēṃ Lay (the care of life, busi ness &c.) upon one.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Goṇī (गोणी).—

1) A sack. गोणीं जनेन स्म निधातुमुद्घृतामनुक्षणं नोक्षतरः प्रतीच्छति (goṇīṃ janena sma nidhātumudghṛtāmanukṣaṇaṃ nokṣataraḥ pratīcchati) Śi.12.1.

2) A measure of capacity equal to a Droṇa.

3) Ragged garment, torn clothes.

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

Goṇi (गोणि).—n. sg. goṇiḥ, or goṇī (f.?), Mvy 9564 = Tibetan do gal gal: Jä. and Das define do gal as important, importance, Das adding as Sanskrit equivalent gauṇī (but Sanskrit gauṇa = unimportant, of secondary importance!). Chin. also important. Mironov goṇī, v.l. goṇiḥ.

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

Goṇī (गोणी).—f. (-ṇī) 1. Torn or ragged clothes. 2. A sack. 3. The measure of a Drona. E. guṇ to reckon, affixes ghañ ni-guṇaḥ and ṅīṣ the deriv. irr.

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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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