Hina, Hīna: 12 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Hīna (हीन):—Son of Sahadeva (son of Haryabala). He had a son named Jayasena. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.17.17)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Hīna (हीन).—(Ahīna)—a son of Sahadeva and father of Jayasena.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 17. 17.
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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

M (Bad, vile.)

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

hīna : (pp. of hāyati) diminished; dwindled; wasted away. (adj.), low; inferior; base; despicable.

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

Hīna, (pp. of jahati) 1. inferior, low; poor, miserable; vile, base, abject, contemptible, despicable Vin.I, 10; D.I, 82, 98; S.II, 154 (hīnaṃ dhātuṃ paṭicca uppajjati hīnā saññā); III, 47; IV, 88, 309 (citta h. duggata); D.III, 106, 111 sq., 215 (dhātu); A.II, 154; III, 349 sq.; V, 59 sq.; Sn.799, 903 sq.; Nd1 48, 103, 107, 146; J.II, 6; Pv IV.127 (opp. paṇīta); Vv 2413 (=lāmaka VvA.116); Dhs.1025; DhsA.45; Miln.288; Vism.13; DhA.III, 163.—Often opposed to ukkaṭṭha (exalted, decent, noble), e.g. Vin.IV, 6; J.I, 20, 22; III, 218; VbhA.410; or in graduated sequence hīna (›majjhima)›paṇīta (i.e. low, medium, excellent), e.g. Vism.11, 85 sq., 424, 473. See majjhima.—2. deprived of, wanting, lacking Sn.725= It.106 (ceto-vimutti°); Pug.35.—hīnāya āvattati to turn to the lower, to give up orders, return to secular life Vin.I, 17; S.II, 231; IV, 191; Ud.21; A.III, 393 sq.; M.I, 460; Sn.p. 92; Pug.66; hīnāya vattati id. J.I, 276; hīnāy’āvatta one who returns to the world M.I, 460, 462; S.II, 50; IV, 103; Nd1 147.

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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

hīṇa (हीण).—n (hīna S) Alloy. 2 fig. Meanness or baseness: also a mean trait or feature; a failing, foible, blemish, or imperfection. Pr. rīṇa phiṭēla paṇa hīṇa phiṭata nāhīṃ.

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hīna (हीन).—a (S) Deficient or defective; that wants or is without (in a measure or utterly). Used abundantly in comp.--as dravyahīna, sampattihīna, buddhi- hīna, sāmarthyahīna, tējahīna, krauryahīna. Of such only the most current are inserted in order. 2 Base, low, vile, mean. hīna forms compounds of another class, very valuable, but not suitable to appear in order. Ex. hīnakula Of low family; hīnakauśalya Of poor or mean skill; hīnacāturya Of poor capacity; hīnadātṛtva Of scanty munificence or liberality; hīnabuddhi Of feeble understanding or judgement; hīnabhāgya Of poor fortune or destiny; hīnadravya, hīnavaktṛtva, hīnaśakti, hīnasāmarthya, hīnā- vasthā &c.

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

hīṇa (हीण).—n Alloy. Meanness; a failing.

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hīna (हीन).—a Deficient; that wants or is with- out. Base. f Emulation.

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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

Hīna (हीन).—p. p. [hā-kta tasya naḥ ītvam]

1) Left, abandoned, forsaken &c.; यो वैश्यः स्याद् बहुपशुर्हीनक्रतुरसोमपः । कुटुम्बात् तस्य तद् द्रव्यमाहरेद्यज्ञसिद्धये (yo vaiśyaḥ syād bahupaśurhīnakraturasomapaḥ | kuṭumbāt tasya tad dravyamāharedyajñasiddhaye) || Ms.11.12.

2) Destitute or deprived of, bereft of, without; (with instr. or in comp.); तया (tayā) (saṃtatyā) हीनं विधातर्मां कथं पश्यन्न दूयसे (hīnaṃ vidhātarmāṃ kathaṃ paśyanna dūyase) R.1.7; गुणैर्हीना न शोभन्ते निर्गन्धा इव किंशुकाः (guṇairhīnā na śobhante nirgandhā iva kiṃśukāḥ) Subhāṣ.; so द्रव्य°, मति°, उत्साह° (dravya°, mati°, utsāha°) &c.; अन्नहीनो देहद्राष्ट्रं मन्त्रहीनस्तु ऋत्विजः । दीक्षितं दक्षिणाहीनो नास्ति यज्ञसमो रिपुः (annahīno dehadrāṣṭraṃ mantrahīnastu ṛtvijaḥ | dīkṣitaṃ dakṣiṇāhīno nāsti yajñasamo ripuḥ) Ms.11.4 (v. l.)

3) Excluded, shut out from (with abl.).

4) Decayed, wasted.

5) Deficient, defective; हीनातिरिक्तगात्रो वा तमप्यपनयेत्ततः (hīnātiriktagātro vā tamapyapanayettataḥ) Ms.3.242.

6) Subtracted.

7) Less, lower; हीनान्नवस्त्रवेषः स्यात् सर्वदा गुरु- संनिधौ (hīnānnavastraveṣaḥ syāt sarvadā guru- saṃnidhau) Ms.2.194; हीना हीनान् प्रसूयन्ते (hīnā hīnān prasūyante) 1.31.

8) Low, base, mean, vile.

9) Defeated (in a low-suit).

1) Lost, strayed from (a caravan).

-naḥ 1 A defective witness.

2) A faulty respondent; (Nārada enumarates five kinds:-anyavādī kriyādveṣī nopasthāyī niruttaraḥ | āhūtaprapalāyī ca hīnaḥ pañcavidhaḥ smṛtaḥ ||).

3) Substraction.

-nā A female mouse; cf. दीना (dīnā).

-nam Deficiency, want.

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

Hīna (हीन).—nt. (rare in Sanskrit and not in this precise meaning), the low; hīnāya, with āvartati (mss. vartati; = Pali hīnāya āvattati, once vattati according to text Jātaka (Pali) i.276.16), returns to the low = gives up monkish life, returns to the world: hīnāyāvartanti (mss. °yaṃ vart°) kāmehi Mahāvastu iii.47.14 (prose). Cf. hīnāyāvarta.

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

Hīna (हीन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) 1. Deficient, defective. 2. Blamable, mean, base, vile, bad. 3. Left, abandoned, quitted. 4. Wasted, worn, decayed. 5. Void of, free from. 6. Lower, less. m.

(-naḥ) An insufficient or objectionable witness. E. to quit, aff. kta .

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

Hīna (हीन).—[adjective] left, forsaken; excluded or shut out from, fallen short of ([ablative]); devoid or bereft of, free from, without ([instrumental], [ablative], [locative], °— or —°); inferior, less ([opposed] adhika); low, base, mean; incomplete, deficient, wanting. Abstr. † [feminine], tva† [neuter]

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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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