Khaṇi, Khani, Khanī, Khāni: 15 definitions

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Khaṇi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Khani (खनि) refers to the “hills” at the foot of mountains (śaila) according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains [viz., Khani], jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

khaṇi : (aor. of khaṇati) dug; uprooted.

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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

khani (खनि).—f S A mine or a quarry.

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khāṇī (खाणी).—f (Dim. of khāṇa) A mine or a quarry. 2 fig. A source or spring. Ex. of comp. pāpakhāṇī, guṇakhāṇī, puṇyakhāṇī, jñānakhāṇī dharmakhāṇī.

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

khāṇī (खाणी).—f A mine; a source.

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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

Khani (खनि) or Khanī (खनी).—f. [khan-in vā ṅīp]

1) A mine (of jewels); खनिभिः सुषुवे पत्नम् (khanibhiḥ suṣuve patnam) R.17.66;18.22; Mu.7.31.

2) A cave.

Derivable forms: khaniḥ (खनिः).

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Khāni (खानि).—f. A mine.

Derivable forms: khāniḥ (खानिः).

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

Khani (खनि).—f. (-niḥ or -nī) A mine, especially of precious stones; when used in composition with ākara, more commonly a mine of the precious metals. E. khan to dig, in affix, and ṅīṣ optionally added.

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Khāni (खानि).—mf. (-niḥ-nī) A mine. E. khan to dig, affix, fem. affix ṅīṣ.

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

Khani (खनि).—[khan + i], f. A mine, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 17, 66.

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

Khani (खनि).—[adjective] digging; [feminine] mine.

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Khāni (खानि).—[feminine] cave, mine.

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

1) Khanī (खनी):—[from khana > khan] a f. a mine, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Khani (खनि):—[from khan] mfn. ([Uṇādi-sūtra]) digging or rooting up, [Atharva-veda xvi, 1, 7]

3) [v.s. ...] f. a mine ([especially] of precious stones), [Raghuvaṃśa xvii, 66; xviii, 21; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā lxxx, 10; Vopadeva]

4) [v.s. ...] a quarry, cave, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) Khanī (खनी):—[from khan] b (f. of na q.v.)

6) Khāni (खानि):—[from khan] f. a mine, [Śatruṃjaya-māhātmya x, 112] (ifc.)

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

1) Khani (खनि):—(niḥ) 2. f. A mine.

2) Khāni (खानि):—[(niḥ-nī)] 2. m. 3. f. A mine.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Khani (खनि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Khaṇi, Khāṇi.

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Khaṇi in German

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Khaṇi (खणि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Khani.

2) Khāṇi (खाणि) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Khāni.

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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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Khaṇi (ಖಣಿ):—[noun] the hard, solid, non-metallic mineral matter of which rock is composed; a piece of this; a stone.

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Khaṇi (ಖಣಿ):—[noun] a large excavation made in the earth, from which metallic ores, coal, precious stones, salt or certain other minerals are extracted; b) (fig.) any great source of supply; c) (fig.) a person or thing that houses many (qualities, attributes esp. of special nature).

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Khaṇi (ಖಣಿ):—[noun] = ಖಣಖಣ [khanakhana].

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Khani (ಖನಿ):—

1) [noun] a pit or excavation in the earth from which mineral substances are taken; a mine.

2) [noun] (fig.) a person of exquisite beauty or good qualities.

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Khāni (ಖಾನಿ):—[noun] = ಖಾನೆ [khane].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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