Khinna: 18 definitions


Khinna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Khinn.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Khinna (खिन्न) refers to “(one who is) distressed”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.22 (“Description of Pārvatī’s penance”).—Accordingly, as Pārvatī’s maids said to Menakā: “O excellent sage, after saying this, the maids became silent. Distressed in mind [i.e., khinna-mānasa], Mena did not accept the proposal. Then Pārvatī herself spoke to her mother joining her palms in humility and remembering the lotus-like feet of Śiva:—[...]”.

Source: Srimad Valmiki Ramayana

Khinna (खिन्न) refers to “one distressed by fatigue”, according to the Rāmāyaṇa chapter 2.28. Accordingly:—“[...] soothening with kind words to Sītā, when eyes were blemished with tears, the virtuous Rāma spoke again as follows, for the purpose of waking her turn back: ‘[...] One distress by fatigue (khinna) has to sleep in nights on a bed of fallen leaves. Hence, living in a forest is very much a misery’”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Khinna (खिन्न) refers to “being exhausted”, according to the Mokṣopāya.—Accordingly: “[He is] known as Bhuśuṇḍa [because] his long life is known throughout the world. He is strong-minded because he has seen the coming and going of the Ages [of the world], and he is exhausted (khinna) counting the successions of cycles in each cosmic period”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Khinna (खिन्न) refers to “suffering”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Having assented to your own births in the forest of life, the pain you have been suffering (khinna) previously for a long time by roaming about on the path of bad conduct subject to wrong faith is [like] an external fire. Now, having entered the self which is cherishing the end of all restlessness, wise, solitary, supreme [and] self-abiding, may you behold the beautiful face of liberation. [Thus ends the reflection on] difference [between the body and the self]”.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Khinna [खिन्ना] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Falconeria insignis Royle from the Euphorbiaceae (Castor) family having the following synonyms: Sapium insigne, Falconeria malabarica, Excoecaria insignis. For the possible medicinal usage of khinna, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Khinna [ଖିନ୍ନ] in the Odia language, ibid. previous identification.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Khinna in India is the name of a plant defined with Falconeria insignis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Sapium insigne (Royle) Trimen (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Étude générale du groupe des Euphorbiacées (1858)
· Genera Plantarum (1880)
· Flora of the British India (1888)
· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis
· Illustrations of the Botany of the Himalayan Mountains (1839)
· Forest Flora of British Burma (1877)

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

khinna : (pp.) disappointed.

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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

khinna (खिन्न).—p (S) Distressed, disquieted, grieved, afflicted, vexed.

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

khinna (खिन्न).—p Distressed, afflicted.

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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

Khinna (खिन्न).—p. p. [khid-kta]

1) Depressed, afflicted, dejected, distressed, suffering pain; गुरुः खेदं खिन्ने मयि भजति नाद्यापि कुरुषु (guruḥ khedaṃ khinne mayi bhajati nādyāpi kuruṣu) Ve.1.11; अनङ्गबाणव्रणखिन्नमानसः (anaṅgabāṇavraṇakhinnamānasaḥ) Gītagovinda 3.

2) Fatigued, exhausted; खिन्नः खिन्नः शिखरिषु पदं न्यस्य गन्तासि यत्र (khinnaḥ khinnaḥ śikhariṣu padaṃ nyasya gantāsi yatra) Me. 13,4; तयोपचाराञ्जलिखिन्नहस्तया (tayopacārāñjalikhinnahastayā) R.3.11; Ch. P.3,2; Śiśupālavadha 9.11.

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

Khinna (खिन्न).—mfn.

(-nnaḥ-nnā-nnaṃ) 1. Distrest, suffering pain or uneasiness. 2. Wearied, exhausted. E. khid to be pain, affix kta.

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

Khinna (खिन्न).—[adjective] depressed, tired, weary, sad.

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

1) Khinna (खिन्न):—[from khid] mfn. depressed, distressed, suffering pain or uneasiness, [Manu-smṛti vii, 141; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] wearied, exhausted, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā xxxii, 1 etc.]

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

Khinna (खिन्न):—[(nnaḥ-nnā-nnaṃ) a.] Distressed.

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

Khinna (खिन्न) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Khijjia, Khiṇṇa, Jūria, Visūria.

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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

Khinna (खिन्न) [Also spelled khinn]:—(a) gloomy, glum, depressed; sad; ~[] glumness, sadness, depression.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Khiṇṇa (खिण्ण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Khinna.

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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

Khinna (ಖಿನ್ನ):—

1) [adjective] depressed; being in low spirits; dejected; distressed.

2) [adjective] wearied (as from physical or mental work); tired; fatigued; exhausted.

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Khinna (ಖಿನ್ನ):—[noun] the condition or feeling of being depressed or dejected; depression; dejection.

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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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