Jaini, Jainī: 2 definitions
Jaini means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
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Jainī (जैनी):—[from jaina > jaitra] f. the Jaina doctrine, [Harṣacarita viii.]
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.
Jāiṇī (जाइणी) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Yākinī.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Jaini-kharchudi, Jainiaphum, Jainism.
Ends with: Ujjaini.
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Yogadrstisamuccaya of Haribhadra Suri (Study) (by Riddhi J. Shah)
Chapter 2.1 - Life, Date and Works of Ācārya Haribhadrasūri (Introduction) < [Chapter 2 - Life, Date and Works of Ācārya Haribhadrasūri]
Settlement in Early Historic Ganga Plain (by Chirantani Das)
Part 11 - Archaeological surveys in and around Rajgir < [Chapter II - Origin and Function of Rājagṛha as the seat of Monarchy]
Part 7 - Rājagṛha supreme seat (b): King Bimbisāra < [Chapter II - Origin and Function of Rājagṛha as the seat of Monarchy]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 18: Sermon on the Tattvas < [Chapter IV - Anantanāthacaritra]
Jain Science and Spirituality (by Medhavi Jain)
1. Ethics in Jainism < [Chapter 4 - Main Theory and Practices in Jainism]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
A Manual of Khshnoom (by Phiroz Nasarvanji Tavaria)
Prologue < [Part II]