Kimi: 6 definitions


Kimi means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Kimi (किमि) is the name of a Tathāgata (Buddha) mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Kimi).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kimi : (m.) a worm; vermin.

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

Kimi, m. (Vedic kṛmi) a worm, vermin: setā kimī kaṇhasīsā A. III, 241; Miln. 272; DA. I, 199;— As animal of death and putrefaction M. I, 507; J. I, 146; Sn. 201; esp. with ref. to the punishment of Petas: Pv. I, 31; Th. 2, 439; PvA. 192; Sdhp. 603. As glow-worm M. II, 34; 41 (with khajjopanaka); sālaka° a very minute insect Miln. 312. In similes: Th. 1, 1175 (kimī va mīlhasallitto); Vism. 500, 598. In cpd. kimi-kula the worm kind (genus worm) Miln. 100; Vism. 235; °gaṇa crowd of worms Vism. 314. (Page 215)

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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

Kimi (किमि).—(m.; § 2.6; = Pali id., glow-worm, as well as worm in general; in this specialized sense Sanskrit kṛmi, krimi is not recorded), glow-worm: Mahāvastu i.73.20 (verse) udgate dinakare yathā kimi niṣprabho bhavati.

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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

Kimī (किमी) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kṛmi.

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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

Kimi (ಕಿಮಿ):—[verb] to produce pus in infections.

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Kimi (ಕಿಮಿ):—

1) [noun] 'the part of the body speciali¸Àed for the perception of sound; organ of hearing: the ear.'2) [noun] the inlet for putting gunpowder into a gun.

3) [noun] either of the tapering ends of the spindle rod.

4) [noun] the ring attached to a frying pan, used as a handle.

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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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