Manin, Mānin: 14 definitions


Manin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Manin (मनिन्).—See मन् (man).

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Mānin (मानिन्) refers to “haughty persons”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.18 (“Description of the perturbation caused by Kāma”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “After going there, the haughty Kāma, deluded by Śiva’s magic power, stationed himself, after first spreading the enchanting power of Spring all around. [...] At that time the Kāladīpikā (brilliant lamp) induced reticent haughty persons [i.e., mānin] to love. O good sir, the wind blew gently but distressed those who were separated from their beloveds. Thus the vast diffusion of Spring caused the display of emotions of love. It was unbearable to the forestdwelling sages. [...]”.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Mānin (मानिन्) refers to “elder persons” [?], according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 17), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If Saturn should suffer defeat in his conjunction with Venus, the price of food grains will rise and snakes and birds [+ mānin ?] will suffer. If he should so suffer in his conjunction with Mars, the people of Taṅgaṇa, of Āndhra, of Orissa, of Benares and of Bāhlīka will suffer”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Mānin.—cf. Māṇi (IA 18), an Elder. Note: mānin 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 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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Mānin, (adj.) (-°) (fr. mana1) proud (of) Sn. 282 (samaṇa°), 889 (paripuṇṇa°); Dh. 63 (paṇḍita° proud of his cleverness, cp. DhA. II, 30); J. I, 454 (atireka°); III, 357 (paṇḍita°); Sdhp. 389, 417.—f. māninī Mhvs 20, 4 (rūpa° proud of her beauty). (Page 529)

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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

Mānin (मानिन्).—a. [māna-ini, man-ṇini vā]

1) Fancying considering, regarding (at the end of comp.); as in पण्डित- मानिन्, अनूचानमानी (paṇḍita- mānin, anūcānamānī) Bṛ. Up.6.1.2.

2) Honouring, respecting (at the end of comp.)

3) Haughty, proud, possessed of self-respect; पराभवोऽप्युत्सव एव मानिनाम् (parābhavo'pyutsava eva māninām) Kirātārjunīya 1. 41; परवृद्धिमत्सरि मनो हि मानिनाम् (paravṛddhimatsari mano hi māninām) Śiśupālavadha 15.1.

4) Entitled, to respect, highly honoured; मानिनो मानयेः काले (mānino mānayeḥ kāle) Bhaṭṭikāvya 19. 24.

5) Disdainful, angry, sulky.

6) Being regarded or considered as. -m. A lion.

-nī 1 A woman possessed of self-respect, a strong-minded, resolute, or proud woman (in a good sense); चतुर्दिगीशानवमत्य मानिनी (caturdigīśānavamatya māninī) Ku. 5.53; R.13.38.

2) An angry woman, or one offended with her husband (through jealous pride); माधवे मा कुरु मानिनि मानमये (mādhave mā kuru mānini mānamaye) Gītagovinda 9; Kirātārjunīya 9.36.

3) A kind of odoriferous plant.

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

Mānin (मानिन्).—mfn. (-nī-ninī-ni) 1. Proud, arrogant, haughty. 2. (In composition,) Who thinks or fancies. f. (-ninī) 1. A woman, especially one displeased and indignant towards her lover. 2. A resolute woman. 3. A plant, commonly Priyangu. 4. A species of the Atisarkari metre. m. (-nī) A lion. E. māna pride, ini aff.

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

Mānin (मानिन्).—i. e. māna + in, and man + in, I. adj., f. . 1. Proud, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 13, 38. 2. When latter part of a comp., Who thinks or fancies (cf. comp.). Ii. f. . 1. A woman, especially one indignant towards her lover, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 118. 2. A plant, commonly Priyaṅgu.

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

Mānin (मानिन्).—[adjective] thinking, being of opinion; considering, regarding as, honouring, also considering etc. (one’s self) as, passing for (—°); high-minded, haughty, arrogant, proud of (tas) to (prati); highly honoured or esteemed; [feminine] an angry or pouting woman.

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

1) Mānin (मानिन्):—[from māna] 1. mānin mfn. ([from] √man or [from] 1. māna) thinking, being of opinion, [Kaṭha-upaniṣad]

2) [v.s. ...] high-minded, haughty, proud towards (pratī) or of (-tas), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] highly honoured or esteemed, [ib.]

4) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) thinking ([especially] one’s self) to be or have, appearing as or passing for (See darśanīya-, paṇḍita-m etc.)

5) [v.s. ...] highly esteeming or honouring (See f.)

6) [v.s. ...] m. Marsilia Dentata, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [from māna] 2. mānin mfn. measuring, applying a measure, measurable, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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

Mānin (मानिन्):—[(nī-ninī-ni) a.] Proud (In compos.) regarding. f. A woman shewing airs; a plant, Priyangu.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Mānin (मानिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Māṇi.

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Manin in German

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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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