Medhi: 9 definitions


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

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Meḍhi.—(LP), a barn-yard, a threshing floor. Note: meḍhi 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

Medhi, (f.) (Vedic methī pillar, post (to bind cattle to); BSk. medhi Divy 244; Prk. meḍhi Pischel Gr. § 221. See for etym. Walde, Lat. Wtb. s. v. meta) pillar, part of a stūpa (not in the Canon?). (Page 541)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mēḍhī (मेढी).—f (Dim. of mēḍha) A small bifurcated stake: also a small stake, with or without furcation, used as a post to support a cross piece.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Medhi (मेधि).—See मेथि (methi).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Medhī (मेधी).—according to [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary] (s.v. medhi, citing no passage from Pali!) = Sanskrit methi, pillar, as part of a stūpa. But the context suggests rather one of several (here three) concentric galleries running around a stūpa (as at Boro- budur), or the story-structures supporting them: Divyāvadāna 244.9 f. (stūpasya…catvāri sopānāny) ārabdhāni kā- rayitum, yāvad anupūrveṇa prathamā medhī tato 'nupūr- veṇa dvitīyā tatas tṛtīyā medhī yāvad anupūrveṇāṇḍam (see aṇḍa). This is confirmed by Tibetan ḥkhor sa = medhī, Bailey, JRAS 1950.180; read medhyāṃ for yaṣṭyāṃ Divyāvadāna 47.23.

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

Medhi (मेधि).—m.

(-dhiḥ) A post fixed in the centre of a threshing floor or barn to which the cattle are attached, as they turn round it to tread out the corn. E. medha to associate or connect, (the oxen, &c.) in aff.

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

Medhi (मेधि).—see methi.

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

Meḍhī (मेढी).—[feminine] = methi, methī.

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Medhi (मेधि).—= methi & methī.

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Medhī (मेधी).—= methi & methī.

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

1) Meḍhī (मेढी):—f. = methi, methī q.v.

2) Medhi (मेधि):—See methi.

3) See methi

4) Medhī (मेधी):—[from medhi] f. (cf. methī) a [particular] part of a Stūpa, [Divyāvadāna]

5) [v.s. ...] See methi

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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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