Kuni, aka: Kuṇī, Kuṇi, Kūṇi; 8 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

1a) Kuṇi (कुणि).—The son of Jaya (Sañjaya, Viṣṇu-purāṇa). and father of Yugandhara.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 14; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 3.

1b) Is Indupramati.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 97.

2) Kuni (कुनि).—A son of Vedaśiras; an avatār of the 15th dvāpara.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 169.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Kuṇi (कुणि).—Name of an ancient Vṛttikāra the Sūtras of Pāṇini, mentioned in their works by Kaiyata and Haradatta; cf. Kaiyaṭa's Pradīpa on P. I.1.74, also Padamañjarī on I.1.1

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

kuṇī : (m.) a cripple. (adj.), crooked-handed.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Kuṇi, (adj.) deformed, paralysed (orig. bent, crooked, cp. kuṇa) only of the arm, Acc. to Pug. A. IV, 19 either of one or both arms (hands) J. I, 353 (expl. kuṇṭhahattha)= DhA. I, 376; Pug. 51 (kāṇa, kuṇi, khañja); see khañja. (Page 220)

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

kuṇī (कुणी).—n R A hollow or light grain (of any pulse). 2 f A peg or pin of wood; a wedge or chip to keep apart; a linch-pin; a peg-bolt in numerous agricultural implements.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kuṇī (कुणी).—f A peg or pin of wood, wedge or chips to keep a part a peg-bolt in nu- merous agricultural implements.

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

Kuṇi (कुणि).—

1) A cripple with a withered or crooked arm.

2) A whitlow.

Derivable forms: kuṇiḥ (कुणिः).

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Kūṇi (कूणि).—a. Having a crooked arm.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kuṇi (कुणि).—m.

(-ṇiḥ) 1. A cripple with a crooked or withered arm, or with out a hand or finger; kūṇi 2. The Tun tree, (Cedrela tunna:) also tuṇi. 3. A whitlow. E. kuṇ to sound. ki aff.

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Kūṇi (कूणि).—mfn. (-ṇiḥ-ṇiḥ-ṇi) Crooked-armed, having a curved or withered arm: see kuṇi.

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