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Jina, aka: Jīna; 3 Definition(s)


Jina means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Buddhism


Jīna, (pp. of jīyati) diminished, wasted, deprived of (with Acc. or Abl.) having lost; with Acc. : J. III, 153, 223, 335; V, 99 (atthaṃ: robbed of their possessions; Com. parihīna vinaṭṭha).—with Abl. : J. V, 401 (read jīnā dhanā). (Page 284)

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Jina, (pp. med. of jayati) conquering, victorious, often of the Buddha, “Victor”: jitā me pāpakā dhammā tasmâhaṃ Upaka jino ti Vin. I, 8=M. I, 171; Vin. V, 217; Sn. 379, 697, 989, 996. magga° conqueror of the Path Sn. 84 sq.; saṃsuddha° (id.) Sn. 372. Cp khetta°. In other connections: Pv IV. 333; Th. 2, 419 (jin’amhase rūpinaṃ Lacchiṃ expld at ThA. 268 as jinā amhase jinā vat’amha rūpavatiṃ Siriṃ).

—cakka the Buddha’s reign, rule, authority J. IV, 100; —putta disciple of the B. Miln. 177; —bhūmi the ground or footing of a conqueror PvA. 254; —sāsana the doctrine of the B. Dpvs. IV, 3, 10. (Page 284)

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

jina : (m.) the conqueror; the victor; the Buddha. || jīna (pp. of jīyati), become old; decayed. (adj.) diminished; wasted; deprived of.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

about this context:

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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Jina (जिन).—Who are referred by the word jina here? The practitioner in the 13th stage (omniscient with activities) and 14th stage (omniscient without activities) of spiritual purification (guṇasthāna) are referred here.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Influx of karmas

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