Manini, Māninī, Māṉiṉi: 9 definitions


Manini means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, biology, Tamil. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Māninī (मानिनी).—Mother of Viśravas, father of Rāvaṇa. She was the daughter of the sage Tṛṇabindu. (See under Tṛṇabindu).

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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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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Journal of the University of Bombay Volume V: Apabhramsa metres (2)

Māninī (मानिनी) is the name of a catuṣpadi metre (as popularly employed by the Apabhraṃśa bards), as discussed in books such as the Chandonuśāsana, Kavidarpaṇa, Vṛttajātisamuccaya and Svayambhūchandas.—Māninī (SIS, ISI, SS) is really varṇa-vṛtta, though it is defined as the mātrā-vṛtta with 13 mātrās in its lines.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Tessitori Collection I (hinduism)

Māninī (मानिनी) refers to a “jealous lady”, according to the Mānamañjarī by Nandadāsa dealing with Lexicography.—The Mānamañjarī 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.—Most second halves of the dohās show Rādhā as a jealous lover interacting with her friends (sakhī). In this way, nandadās has successfully combined in his work transmission of lexicographical knowledge, with Sanskrit borrowings as well as Braj equivalents, his devotion to the amorous couple Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa and his interest for poetics, exhibited in some of his other works (Rasamañjarī, Virahamañjarī) since the jealous lady (māninī) is one of the most prominent nāyikā-bhedas.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Manini [ମାନିନୀ] in the Oriya language is the name of a plant identified with Aglaia elaeagnoidea from the Meliaceae (Neem) family having the following synonyms: Aglaia roxbughiana, Milnea roxburghiana, Nemedra elaeagnoidea. For the possible medicinal usage of manini, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

māninī (मानिनी).—f S In the language of the drama. A mistress offended with her lover. 2 A woman in general.

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

māninī (मानिनी).—f A woman. A mistress offended with her lover.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Māninī (मानिनी):—[from mānin > māna] f. a disdainful or sulky woman, [Kāvya literature]

2) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) the wife of (See madhu-māninī [literally] ‘highly esteeming her husband’)

3) [v.s. ...] Aglaia Odorata, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a kind of metre, [Horace H. Wilson] ([probably] [wrong reading] for mālinī)

5) [v.s. ...] Name of an Apsaras, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] of a daughter of Vidūra-stha and wife of Rājya-vardhana, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Māninī (मानिनी):—(a) arrogant; arroggantly sulking (woman); (nf) a woman who sulks on account of her lover’s lapse.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mānini (ಮಾನಿನಿ):—

1) [noun] a woman who values her self-respect or is proud of her merits.

2) [noun] a woman in gen.

3) [noun] a woman as related to her husband; a wife.

4) [noun] a woman in anger for her lover’s default.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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