Malani, Malaṇī, Maḷaṇī: 3 definitions


Malani means something in the history of ancient India, 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.

India history and geography

Source: Tessitori Collection I (history)

Mālaṇī (मालणी) refers to one of the five ladies mentioned in the Pañcasahelīdūhā by Chīhala (classified as Rajasthani literature), which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—The Pañcasahelī-dūhā is a love poem and a classic of Western Indian literature, both Rajasthani and Gujarati. Five ladies describe in turn their condition when, suffering from separation (viraha), they neglect their bodies. And then the joys of reunion. [e.g., Mālaṇī, a gardener’s wife].

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

maḷaṇī (मळणी).—f (Verbal of maḷaṇēṃ) The operation of treading, or of rubbing, or of beating out corn; thrashing &c.: also that of squeezing sugarcanes. v kāḍha, kara, ghāla. 2 fig. The thrashing time, the nick of time, pudding-time. ma0 ghālaṇēṃ To jump and dance about upon; to rumple and dirty;--as children do in play.

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

maḷaṇī (मळणी).—f The operation of treading or of beating out corn.

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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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