Lingin, Liṅgin, Lingi, Liṅgī: 19 definitions
Lingin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Liṅgin (लिङ्गिन्).—Ineligible for śrāddha.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 16. 17.
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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Liṅgin (लिङ्गिन्) refers to “religious mendicants”, and their beard (śmaśru) should be represented as white (śveta), according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23. Providing the beard is a component of nepathya (costumes and make-up) and is to be done in accordance with the science of āhāryābhinaya (extraneous representation).
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: academia.edu: Yakṣiṇī-sādhana in the Kakṣapuṭa tantra
Liṅgī (लिङ्गी) is the name of one of the thirty-two Yakṣiṇīs mentioned in the Kakṣapuṭatantra. In the yakṣiṇī-sādhana, the Yakṣiṇī is regarded as the guardian spirit who provides worldly benefits to the practitioner. The Yakṣiṇī (e.g., Liṅgī) provides, inter alia, daily food, clothing and money, tells the future, and bestows a long life, but she seldom becomes a partner in sexual practices.Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions
Liṅgin (लिङ्गिन्) refers to “ascetics”, according to the Jñānaratnāvalī, (p. 266).—Accordingly, “Therein, now, [the initiation types] are twofold, [namely] dependent on [whether] there is a requirement to perfrom postinitiatory practice or not; and [they are also twofold insofar as being] śivadharmiṇī or lokadharmiṇī. Here [in the category of the sāpekṣā-nirvāṇadīkṣā kind], the śivadharmiṇī is for ascetics (liṅgin) and contains the cutting off of the topknot, while the other [initiation] is for householders and is without [cutting off the topknot]. [...]”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Liṅgī (लिङ्गी) is another name for Liṅginī, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 3.45-47 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Liṅgī and Liṅginī, there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Liṅgin (लिङ्गिन्) refers to “one who wears a Liṅga”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Established in the secret practice (guptācāra), he should always adorn the Teaching. He may have an unmanifest or manifest Liṅga. Whatever his Liṅga is, he should not abandon it. Water falls from the sky and goes to the sea by means of ravines and streams. In the same way all (the teachings culminate) in the Kula tradition. All those who wear a Liṅga (liṅgin) (eventually) reach (the Kula tradition). The reality that is sure and certain (niścayārtha) is not otherwise. How is that? Because there the Command operates in a directly visible form”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Vastushastra (architecture)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)
Liṅgin (लिङ्गिन्) refers to “ascetics”, according to the Mohacūrottara (verse 4.234-243).—Accordingly, [while describing the construction of the maṭha]—“And a maṭha for ascetics to stay in (liṅgin—liṅgināṃ sthitaye) should be in the south. For they, as devotees of Śiva, should reside to the right [of Śiva]. One should build a wall at a distance 1 temple-width beyond the temple base. At a distance from there is the housing for ascetics. [...]”.
Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
Liṅgī (लिङ्गी).—f A particular medicinal plant.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Liṅgin (लिङ्गिन्).—a. [liṅgamastyasya ini]
1) Having a mark or sign.
2) Characterized by.
3) Wearing the maks or badges of, having the appearance of, disguised as, hypocritical, wearing false badges (at the end of comp.); स वर्णिलिङ्गी विदितः समाययौ युधिष्ठिरं द्वैतवने वनेचरः (sa varṇiliṅgī viditaḥ samāyayau yudhiṣṭhiraṃ dvaitavane vanecaraḥ) Kirātārjunīya 1.1; so आर्यलिङ्गिन् (āryaliṅgin).
4) Furnished with a liṅga.
5) Having a right to wear signs or badges.
6) One whose outward form corresponds with his inward character.
7) Having a subtle body. -m.
1) A religious student, Brāhmaṇa ascetic; अलिङ्गी लिङ्गिवेषेण यो वृत्तिमुपजीवति । स लिङ्गिनां हरत्येनस्तिर्यग्यौनौ च जायते (aliṅgī liṅgiveṣeṇa yo vṛttimupajīvati | sa liṅgināṃ haratyenastiryagyaunau ca jāyate) || Manusmṛti 4.2; स्त्रीलिङ्गिविप्रबालानां प्रहर्तव्यं न कर्हिचित् (strīliṅgiviprabālānāṃ prahartavyaṃ na karhicit) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 4.39.
2) A worshipper of Śiva's liṅga.
3) A hypocrite, pretending devotee, pseudoascetic.
4) An elephant.
5) (In logic) That which possesses the liṅga or middle term; i. e. वह्नि (vahni) is the लिङ्गिन् (liṅgin) in the familiar instance पर्वतो बह्निमान् धूमात् (parvato bahnimān dhūmāt).
6) (Hence) The subject of a proposition.
7) The Supreme Being (as the sustainer of liṅga.)
8) The cause or source.
9) Name of a Śaiva sect.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Liṅgin (लिङ्गिन्).—mfn. (-ṅgī-ṅginī-ṅgi) 1. Having marks, &c. 2. Indicated, characterized. m. (-ṅgī) 1. An elephant. 2. A hypocrite, a pretended devotee. 3. An ascetic. 4. A religious student. 5. A worshipper of Siva in the phallic type. 6. The subject of a preposition, (in logic.) E. liṅga a mark, and ini aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Liṅgin (लिङ्गिन्).—i. e. liṅga + in, I. adj., f. nī, 1. Having marks, characterised. 2. One who is entitled to wear religious marks, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 200. Ii. m. 1. An ascetic, [Pañcatantra] iv. [distich] 41. 2. A religious student. 3. A worshipper of Śiva. 4. A hypocrite. 5. An elephant.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Liṅgin (लिङ्गिन्).—[adjective] = liṅgadhara; [masculine] a religious student or ascetic (who has a right to wear signs or badges).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Liṅgin (लिङ्गिन्):—[from liṅg] mfn. having a mark or sign, wearing a distinguishing mark
2) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) having the marks or appearance of, characterized by, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.
3) [v.s. ...] bearing false marks or signs, a hypocrite, (ifc.) only having the appearance or acting the part of [ib.] (cf. dvija-l)
4) [v.s. ...] having a right to wear signs or badges, one whose external appearance corresponds, with his inner character, [ib.]
5) [v.s. ...] having a subtle body, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
6) [v.s. ...] m. a Brāhman of a [particular] order, religious student, ascetic, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.
7) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] ‘possessing or furnished with a Liṅga’, Name of a Śaiva sect (See liṅga-vat), [Colebrooke]
8) [v.s. ...] m. ‘sustaining the Liṅga or Pradhāna’, Name of Parameśvara, [Liṅga-purāṇa]
9) [v.s. ...] (in logic) = -vyāpaka, that which possesses an invariable characteristic mark (as in the proposition ‘there is fire because there is smoke’, fire is the liṅgin; cf. [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 62])
10) [v.s. ...] original source or germ, [Kapila [Scholiast or Commentator]]
11) [v.s. ...] an elephant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Liṅgin (लिङ्गिन्):—[(ṅgī-ṅgi-nī-ṅgi) a.] Having marks, signs, &c. m. A pretended devotee, an ascetic, a worshipper of the linga; an elephant.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Liṅgin (लिङ्गिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Liṃgi.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Liṃgi (लिंगि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Liṅgin.
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] = ಲಿಂಗೆ [limge].
2) [noun] a Vīraśaiva nun.
--- OR ---
1) [noun] = ಲಿಂಗಧರ [limgadhara].
2) [noun] a monk; a religious ascetic.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Ends with (+4): Alingin, Anulingin, Aryalingin, Aryyalingin, Avyaktalingin, Bahyalingin, Dvijalingin, Marjalalingin, Marjaralingin, Pagulingin, Salingin, Sarvalingin, Sarvvalingin, Savarnilingin, Shivalingin, Sphulingin, Stripumsalingin, Suralingin, Unmattalingin, Upalingin.
Full-text (+19): Lingivesha, Aryalingin, Varnilingin, Unmattalingin, Sarvalingin, Alingin, Vishnulingi, Marjaralingin, Dvijalingin, Bahyalingin, Urdhvalingin, Shiv lingi, Lingini, Lingastha, Sahasralingi, Suralingin, Trilingi, Anayatana, Urdhvalinga, Stripumsalingin.
Search found 20 books and stories containing Lingin, Liṅgin, Lingi, Liṅgī, Liṃgi, Limgi, Liṅgi; (plurals include: Lingins, Liṅgins, Lingis, Liṅgīs, Liṃgis, Limgis, Liṅgis). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Anumana in Indian Philosophy (by Sangita Chakravarty)
(A). Definition of Anumāna (in Sāṃkhya-Yoga Philosophy) < [Chapter 3 - Treatment of Anumāna in Sāṃkhya-Yoga Philosophy]
(D). Vyāpti and Pakṣadharmatā < [Chapter 2 - Treatment of Anumāna in Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika Philosophy]
(C). Avayavas of Anumāna (in Mīmāṃsā-Vedānta Philosophy) < [Chapter 4 - Treatment of Anumāna in Mīmāṃsā-Vedānta Philosophy]
Contribution of Vachaspati-Mishra to Samkhya System (by Sasikumar. B)
The validity of Anumana (inference) in Nyaya system (by Babu C. D)
Philosophy of Charaka-samhita (by Asokan. G)
Inference (anumāna) [in Charaka philosophy] < [Chapter 6 - Source of Knowledge (pramāṇa)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Minerals (uparasa) (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 7 - Transformation of base metals into gold by haritala < [Chapter XII - Uparasa (13): Haritala (orpiment)]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 5 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)