Kuni, Kuṇī, Kuṇi, Kūṇi: 12 definitions

Introduction

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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.
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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)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of 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

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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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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)

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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

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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

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

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kuṇi (कुणि).— (probably a form of kuṣ + ni, cf. kūṇ), m. 1. A cripple with a crooked or withered arm, Mahābhārata 3, 1270. 2. The name of a prince, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 9, 24, 13.

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

Kuṇi (कुणि).—[adjective] = [preceding] (*[with] [instrumental]); [abstract] tva [neuter]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Kuṇi (कुणि) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a grammarian. Quoted by Kaiyaṭa on Pāṇ. 1, 1, 75.

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

1) Kuṇi (कुणि):—mfn. having a crooked or withered arm or an arm without a hand or finger, [Mahābhārata iii, 1270; Suśruta]

2) m. a whitlow, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) the tree Cedrela Toona (= tunna), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Name of a prince (son of Jaya), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa ix, 24, 13]

5) of the author of a [commentator or commentary] on [Pāṇini; Bhartṛhari] [commentator or commentary] on [Patañjali] of a man, Tāṇḍya, [Brāhmaṇa xiii, 4, 11 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

6) of a Ṛṣi, [Vāyu-purāṇa]

7) of Garga, [Mahābhārata ix, 2981 f.]

8) of the author of a Dharma-śāstra, [Parāśara-smṛti]

9) Kūṇi (कूणि):—mfn. (= kuṇi) crooked-armed, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) m. a sort of bird, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

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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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