Maina: 3 definitions
Maina means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
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.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: 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.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+14): Sharika, Mainamula, Pitapada, Vitsarika, Kanjala, Kunapa, Madhuralapa, Shukasarikapralapana, Smaralekhani, Kunapi, Mayana, Citralocana, Citrakshi, Shukasharika, Citrannetra, Nihshalaka, Kalahapriya, Priyavadin, Kanjana, Shaliya.
Search found 11 books and stories containing Maina, Mainā, Māīṇa, Māīna; (plurals include: Mainas, Mainās, Māīṇas, Māīnas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
Chapter LXXVII < [Book XII - Śaśāṅkavatī]
Vetāla 3: The King and the Two Wise Birds < [Appendix 6.1 - The Twenty-five Tales of a Vetāla]
Note on the “external soul” motif < [Notes]
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
The Ramayana of Valmiki (by Hari Prasad Shastri)
Chapter 88 - Prince Bharata sleeps on the same spot where Shri Rama had rested < [Book 2 - Ayodhya-kanda]
Chapter 56 - Shri Rama, Sita and Lakshmana reach Chittrakuta < [Book 2 - Ayodhya-kanda]
Chapter 53 - Rama, Sita and Lakshmana enter upon exile < [Book 2 - Ayodhya-kanda]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 3: Birth and childhood of Kanakavatī < [Chapter III - Vasudeva’s Marriage with Kanakavatī and her Former Incarnations]
Appendix 4.1: additional notes < [Appendices]
Part 8: Coronation of the prince < [Chapter I - Previous incarnation as Vimalavāhana]
Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)
Chapter 26 - The Superintendent of Slaughter-house < [Book 2 - The duties of Government Superintendents]
Chapter 1 - Means to Injure an Enemy < [Book 14 - Secret Means]
Chapter 30 - The Superintendent of Horses < [Book 2 - The duties of Government Superintendents]
Tibetan tales (derived from Indian sources) (by W. R. S. Ralston)