Malin, Mālin: 9 definitions



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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Mālin.—(EI 9), a florist. See Mālākāra. Note: mālin is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Mālin, (adj.) (fr. mālā) 1. wearing a garland (or row) of flowers (etc.) Pv III, 91 (=mālābhārin PvA. 211); f. mālinī Vv 362 (nānā-ratana°); Mhvs 18, 30 (vividhadhaja° mahābodhi).—2. (perhaps to māla) bearing a stain of, muddy, in pheṇa° with a surface (or is it garland? ) of scum Miln. 260.—3. what does it mean in pañca°, said at J. VI, 497 of a wild animal? (C. not clear with explanation “pañcaṅgika-turiya-saddo viya”). (Page 530)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mālin (मालिन्).—a. [mālā astyasya ini]

1) Wearing a garland.

2) (At the end of comp.) Crowned or wreathed with, encircled by; समुद्रमालिनी पृथ्वी (samudramālinī pṛthvī); so अंशुमालिन्, मरीचि- मालिन्, ऊर्मिमालिन् (aṃśumālin, marīci- mālin, ūrmimālin) &c.; व्यराजतादित्य इवार्चिमाली (vyarājatāditya ivārcimālī) Rām.5.54. 48; युवतिषु कोमलमाल्यमालिनीषु (yuvatiṣu komalamālyamālinīṣu) Śi.7.61. -m.

1) A gardener.

2) A garland-maker, florist.

-nī 1 A female florist, the wife of a garland-maker.

2) Name of the city of Champā.

3) A girl seven years old representing Durgā at the Durgā festival.

4) Name of Durgā.

5) The celestial Ganges.

6) Name of a metre; see App. ननमय- ययुतेयं मालिनी भोगिलोकैः (nanamaya- yayuteyaṃ mālinī bhogilokaiḥ) V. Ratna.

7) Name of the mother of Bibhīṣaṇa.

8) N. assumed by Draupadī while residing at the Court of Virāṭa.

9) Name of a river; Ś.3.7.

1) (In music) A particular श्रुति (śruti).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mālin (मालिन्).—m. (-lī) A florist, a gatherer and vendor of flowers, a gardener. f. (-linī) 1. A name of Uma or Durga. 2. The Ganges of heaven. 3. The city Champa, the modern Bhagalpur. 4. A poetical stanza, consisting of alternate verses or hemistichs of eight and seven syllables; it is especially used to conclude a section or canto. 5. The wife of a flower-gatherer, or a female vendor of garlands, &c. 6. A plant, (Hedysarum alhagi.) 7. A shrub, (Echites caryophyllata.) 8. A girl seventeen years old personating Durga at the festival of that goddess. f. (-nī) Adj. 1. Wearing a garland. 2. Encircled by. E. mālā a garland, ini aff., fem. aff. ṅīṣ .

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

Mālin (मालिन्).—i. e. mālā + in, I. m. A florist. Ii. f. . 1. A female vendor of flowers. 2. A name of Durgā. 3. The Ganges of heaven. 4. A plant, Hedysarum alhagi. 5. A shrub, Echites caryophyllata. Iii. As latter part of compounds, very often adj., f. , Wearing a garland or chaplet of, cf. comp.

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

Mālin (मालिन्).—[adjective] = mālāvant (mostly —°). [masculine] garland-maker, gardener; [feminine] a gardener’s wife, [Name] of a river & a metre, a woman’s name.

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

1) Mālin (मालिन्):—[from māla] mfn. garlanded, crowned, encircled or surrounded by ([instrumental case] or [compound]), [Āpastamba; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. a gardener, florist (cf. f.)

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of the Rākṣasa Su-keŚa, [Rāmāyaṇa] (cf. māli)

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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 (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.

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