Jalin, Jālin: 6 definitions



Jalin means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Jālin (जालिन्) is one of the two children of prince Viśvantara according to a note from the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XX).—“Viśvantara, or Vessantara, was a young prince who had a passion for generosity. He had a white elephant endowed with the magical power of bringing the rains. A neighboring king whose land was afflicted with aridity, asked for the animal. Viśvantara gave it to him; his countrymen were furious and demanded his punishment. The generous prince had to leave in exile, accompanied by his wife Madrī who wanted to share his exile and their two children, Jālin and Kṛṣṇājinā”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Jālin, (adj. -n.) “having a net, ” ensnaring, deceptive: (a) lit. a fisherman J. II, 178.—(b) fig. usually in f. °inī of tanhā (ensnarer, witch) S. I, 107=Dh. 180; A. II, 211; Th. 1, 162, 908; Dhs. 1059; Vism. 1; DhsA. 363; cp. M Vastu I. 166; III, 92. (Page 283)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Jālin (जालिन्).—(1) adj. (= Pali id., Vv.81.16 and commentary 315.30, not in [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary]; from jāla, web), webbed, of hands and feet, i.e. having the fingers and toes connected by a web (one of the 32 lakṣaṇa): hastapādatale jālinī (dual; so read for text jātilinī) abhūtām Gaṇḍavyūha 399.25; jālinā hastaratnena…pāṇinā Mahāvastu ii.282.4—6; (2) name of Viśvantara's son (= Pali Jāli), Jātakamālā 59.21 ff. See also next.

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

Jālin (जालिन्).—mfn. (-lī-linī-li) 1. Having a net. 2. Having a window. Illusory, deceptive. m. (-lī) 1. A fisherman. 2. a hunter using nets. 3. A juggler. f. (-nī) A painting room. E. jāla a net, &c ini aff.

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

1) Jālin (जालिन्):—[from jāla] mfn. having a net, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] retiform, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] having a window, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] deceptive, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Jālin (जालिन्):—[(lī-linī-li) a.] Having a net lattice; or illusory, deceptive. m. A fisherman; hunter; juggler. f. A painting-room.

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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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