Halin: 9 definitions


Halin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Halin (हलिन्) refers to “one who has a ploughshare (plowshare)” and is used to describe Śiva, according the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.41.—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu and others eulogized Śiva:—“[...] obeisance to you, O lord, who can kill at a distance, in front, to one who has a bow, a trident, a mace and a ploughshare (i.e., Halin). Obeisance to the wielder of many weapons, to the destroyer of Daityas and Dānavas, to Sadya, Sadyarūpa and Sadyojāta”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Halin (हलिन्).—m.

1) A ploughman, an agriculturist.

2) Balarāma.

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

Halin (हलिन्).—m. (-lī) 1. Baladeva. 2. A ploughman, a cultivator. f. (-nī) 1. A plant, commonly Langaliya. 2. A number of ploughs. E. hala a plough, ini aff.

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

Halin (हलिन्).—i. e. hala + in, m. 1. A ploughman. 2. Balarāma.

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

Halin (हलिन्).—[masculine] plougher, husbandman; (±rāma) [Epithet] of Balarāma.

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

1) Halin (हलिन्):—[from hal] m. a ploughman, agriculturist, [Vasiṣṭha]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of Bala-rāma, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

3) [v.s. ...] of a Ṛṣi, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Halin (हलिन्):—(lī) 5. m. Baladeva; a ploughman or farmer. f. (ī) A plant, Lāṃgaliya.

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

Halin (हलिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Hali.

[Sanskrit to German]

Halin 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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