Manini, Māninī: 4 definitions

Introduction

Manini means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: 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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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-English 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. 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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