Manin, Mānin: 8 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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India history and geogprahy

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 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-English 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) Ki.1. 41; परवृद्धिमत्सरि मनो हि मानिनाम् (paravṛddhimatsari mano hi māninām) Śi.15.1.

4) Entitled, to respect, highly honoured; मानिनो मानयेः काले (mānino mānayeḥ kāle) Bk.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) Gīt.9; Ki.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.

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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. 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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