Jina, Jīna: 15 definitions



Jina means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 9: Influx of karmas

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.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Jina.—same as Tīrthaṅkara. (IE 7-1-2), ‘twentyfour’. (LL), an epithet of the Buddha. Note: jina is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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

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

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 explained at ThA. 268 as jinā amhase jinā vat’amha rūpavatiṃ Siriṃ).

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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

jina (जिन).—m S The generic name of the personage peculiar to the jaina sect. 2 A generic name applied to the chief saints of the baudhda sect.

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jinā (जिना).—m ( P) A staircase; a flight of steps.

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jīna (जीन).—n m ( P) A saddle. Esp. understood of the European saddle.

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

jinā (जिना).—m A staircase, a flight of steps.

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jīna (जीन).—n m A saddle.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jina (जिन).—a. [ji-nak]

1) Victorious, triumphant.

2) Very old.

-naḥ 1 A generic term applied to a chief Bauddha or Jaina saint.

2) N. applied to the Arhats of the Jainas.

3) A very old man.

4) An epithet of Visnu.

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Jīna (जीन).—a. [jyā-kta saṃprasā° dīrghaḥ] Old, aged, decayed.

-naḥ A leather bag; जीनकार्मुकबस्तावीन् पृथग् दद्याद्विशुद्धये (jīnakārmukabastāvīn pṛthag dadyādviśuddhaye) Ms.11.139.

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

Jina (जिन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) Victorious, triumphant. m.

(-naḥ) 1. A Jina, the generic name of the personage peculiar to the Jaina sect, who is ranked by them as superior to the gods of the other sects: a saint and teacher: twenty-four Jinas are supposed to flourish in an Avasarpini or Jaina age, and their writers enumerate those of the ages past, present, and to come. 2. A Bud'dha; a generic term applied to the chief saints of the Bud'dha sect, in the same manner as to those of the Jainas. 3. A name of Vishnu. 4. A very old man. 5. A sage, one who is omniscient. E. ji to conquer or excel, nak Unadi aff.

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Jīna (जीन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) Old, aged. E. jyā to become old, kta affix, deriv. irr.

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

Jina (जिन).—[ji + na], n. A name of Buddha. [Pañcatantra] 236, 8.

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Jīna (जीन).—I. ptcple. pf. pass. of jyā. Ii. n. A leathern pouch, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 138.

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

Jina (जिन).—[masculine] a Buddha or Arhant.

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Jīna (जीन).—[masculine] a leather bag.

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

1) Jina (जिन):—1. jina mfn. (√ji) victorious, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) m. ‘Victor’, a Buddha, [Buddhist literature; Kathāsaritsāgara lxxii, 99]

3) an Arhat (or chief saint of the Jainas; 24 Jinas are supposed to flourish in each of the 3 Avasarpiṇīs, being born in Āryāvarta), [Jaina literature; Pañcatantra v, 1, 10/11 ff.; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā lx; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

4) (hence) the number ‘24’ [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi i, 3, 919]

5) metrically for jaina

6) Viṣṇu, [Śiśupāla-vadha xix, 112]

7) Name of [Hemacandra] (?)

8) of a Bodhi-sattva

9) of a son of Yadu, [Kūrma-purāṇa i, 22, 12.]

10) 2. jina mfn. (for jīna or jīrṇa) very old, [Uṇādi-sūtra iii, 2/3.]

11) Jīna (जीन):—[from jyā] mfn. ([Pāṇini 8-2, 44; vi, 4, 2; Kāśikā-vṛtti]) old, aged, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

12) [v.s. ...] n. a leather bag (‘woollen cover’ [Jaina literature [Scholiast or Commentator]]), [Manu-smṛti xi, 139] (jīla, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra xxii]; jāla [Scholiast or Commentator])

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

1) Jina (जिन):—(naḥ) 1. m. A Jaina; Vishnu; an old man. a. Victorious.

2) Jīna (जीन):—[(naḥ-nā-naṃ)] 1. m. Aged, old.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Jina (जिन):—(von ji) [Die Uṇādi-Affixe 3, 2.]

1) adj. siegreich [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 240.] [Medinīkoṣa Nalopākhyāna 8.] —

2) m. a) ein Buddha (der Alles glücklich überwunden hat) [Amarakoṣa 1, 1, 1, 8. 3, 4, 7, 33.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 1, 1, 9. 3, 3, 240.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 232.] [Anekārthasaṃgraha 2, 266.] [Medinīkoṣa] [Rgva tch’er rol pa 111. u.s.w.] [Burnouf 187. 189. 204. 381. 628.] [Lot. de Lassen’s Anthologie b. l. 5.] [Pañcatantra 236, 8. V, 12. 13.] śāsana [Rājataraṅgiṇī 1, 102.] dharma (hierher oder zum Folgenden) [Matsyapurāṇa] in [Viṣṇupurāṇa 412, Nalopākhyāna 1.] [Oxforder Handschriften 40,a, Nalopākhyāna 3.] — b) ein Arhant, ein Heiliger der Jaina [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 24.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 59, 19.] Es werden deren 72 mit Namen aufgeführt und zwar 24 in der gegenwärtigen Avasarpiṇī, 24 in der vergangenen und 24 in der zukünftigen Utsarpiṇī, [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 26. fgg. 50 fgg. 53. fgg.] Alle in Āryāvarta geboren [948.] — c) Nomen proprium eines Bodhisattva [Hiouen-Thsang II, 106. 153.] — d) Beiname Viṣṇu’s [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 216.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] — e) ein sehr alter Mann (vgl. jīna, jīrṇa) [UJJVAL.] zu [Uṇādisūtra 3, 2.]

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Jīna (जीन):—nach [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 6, 4, 2,] [Scholiast] partic. praet. pass. von jyā (in der älteren Sprache jīta).

1) adj. alt, bejahrt [Amarakoṣa 2, 6, 1, 42.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 340.] —

2) ein lederner Sack (carmapuṭa nach [Kullūka]): jīnakārmukavastāvīnpṛthagdadyādviśuddhaye caturṇamapi varṇānāṃ nārīrhatvānavasthitāḥ .. [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 11, 138.]

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Jina (जिन):—

2) a) [Kathāsaritsāgara 72, 99.] [Weber’s Indische Studien 8, 467.] — b) [SARVADARŚANAS. 31, 19. 43, 12. 44, 2.] — f) = jaina [Lassen’s Anthologie (II) 92, 17] (aus metrischen Rücksichten). — g) = hemacandra (?) [Oxforder Handschriften 189,b,16.]

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Jina (जिन):—

2) b) [Hemacandra] [Yogaśāstra 2, 16. 18. 3, 122. 138.] dharma [139.] jinottama [4, 91]

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Jina (जिन) [Also spelled jin]:—(nm) lord Buddha; the Jain Tirthankars (see); (pro) the plural form of [jisa].

2) Jinā (जिना):—(nm) adultery: ~[kāra] an adulterer; adulterous; ~[kārī] adultery; —[bila-jabra] rape.

3) Jīna (जीन) [Also spelled gene]:—(nf) a saddle; a kind of thick suiting (cloth); ~[sāja] a saddle maker; ~[sājī] saddle-making.

4) Jīnā (जीना):—(v) to live, to be alive;[jī uṭhanā] to be revived, to be infused with new life; —[dūbhara karanā] to make it too hot for, to make life hell; —[dūbhara yā bhārī ho jānā] the life to become a burden or an impossibility, life to become too hot; [jīne kā majā] pleasure of life.

5) (nm) a staircase, ladder.

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