Maina: 5 definitions


Maina means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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

Maina (मैन).—(gaṇa) springs from Mīnā, a daughter of Ṛṣā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 415.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mainā (मइना).—See maidā &c.

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māīṇa (माईण).—f See māyaṇī.

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māīna (माईन).—f See māyaṇī.

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māīṇa (माईण) [or न, na].—f A particular shrub.

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mainā (मैना).—f ( H) A kind of Jay, Gracula religiosa.

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

mainā (मैना).—f A kind of Jay.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Mainā (मैना):—(nf) a black Indian bird famous for its melodious notes.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Maina (ಮೈನ):—[noun] the dark brown bird Acridotheres tristis of Sturnidae family, with yellow beak, black head, short, white bordered black tail, yellow legs; common myna.

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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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