Mohin, Mohi, Mohī, Mohim: 17 definitions


Mohin means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, biology. 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: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Mohin (मोहिन्) refers to that which is “deluding” (i.e., Śiva’s illusion), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.41.—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu and others eulogized Śiva:—“[...] O great lord, the lord of the gods and the prescriber of worldly conventions, we know you to be Śiva and Brahman, thanks to your favour. O lord Śiva, why do you delude us by your illusion which is inscrutable and which deludes (i.e., mohin) people always”.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Mohin (मोहिन्) refers to “deluded souls”, according to the Jñānaratnāvalī, (p. 267).—Accordingly, “Next, the bhautikī-dīkṣā is twofold, and it is said [in the scriptures]: ‘In the same way the bhautikī-dīkṣā [is achieved] through ritual and union [and] is also of a superior and inferior kind. Rather, for the [still] deluded [souls] (mohin) he should preserve the prārabdha karma, which has the purpose of keeping [the initiate] with his [current] body, after joining it with [the karma] to be cultivated for the practice of propitiating Śaiva mantras for supernatural powers. The other [karmas] together with their consequences he should burn in the blazing initiation fire’. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Mohī (मोही) is the name of a Ḍākinī who, together with the Vīra (hero) named Moha forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Cittacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the cittacakra refers to one of the three divisions of the nirmāṇa-puṭa (‘emanation layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs [viz., Mohī] and Vīras are black in color; they each have one face and four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Mohin [मोहिन] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Lannea coromandelica (Houtt.) Merr. from the Anacardiaceae (Cashew) family having the following synonyms: Dialium coromandelicum, Lannea grandis, Odina wodier. For the possible medicinal usage of mohin, 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.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Mohin in India is the name of a plant defined with Lannea coromandelica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Calesium grande (Dennst.) Kuntze (among others).

2) Mohin in Ivory Coast is also identified with Alstonia boonei It has the synonym Alstonia congensis var. glabrata Hutch. & Dalziel (etc.).

3) Mohin is also identified with Alstonia congensis It has the synonym Pala scholaris (L.) Roberty (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Planta Medica (2000)
· Natuurlijke Historie (1774)
· A Numerical List of Dried Specimens (8475)
· Flora of West Tropical Africa (1931)
· Taxon (1979)
· African Journal of Biotechnology (2008)

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mohin (मोहिन्).—a. [muh-ṇini]

1) Stupefying.

2) Perplexing, bewildering, fallacious.

3) Fascinating, enrapturing, enchanting.

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

Mohin (मोहिन्).—mfn. (-hī-hinī-hi) Illusive, fallacious, beguiling. E. moha, and ini aff.; or muh to be foolish causal v., ghinuṇ aff.

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

Mohin (मोहिन्).—i. e. muh + in, I. adj., f. , Bewildering, infatuating, [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] 9, 12. Ii. f. , A kind of jasmine.

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

Mohin (मोहिन्).—[adjective] perplexing, bewildering.

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

Mohin (मोहिन्):—[from moha] mfn. deluding, confusing, perplexing, illusive, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

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

Mohin (मोहिन्):—[(hī-hinī-hi) a.] Illusive, deceiving. f. A kind of jasmin.

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

Mohin (मोहिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Mohi.

[Sanskrit to German]

Mohin 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Mohi (मोहि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Mohin.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mōhi (ಮೋಹಿ):—

1) [adjective] causing confusion; perplexing; baffling; bewildering.

2) [adjective] fascinating; charming; seducing.

3) [adjective] attractive; beautiful.

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Mōhi (ಮೋಹಿ):—

1) [noun] the quality of being beautiful, attractive.

2) [noun] a man who is enchanted, fascinated, bewitched.

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Mōhiṃ (ಮೋಹಿಂ):—[noun] a military attack.

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Mōhīm (ಮೋಹೀಮ್):—[noun] = ಮೋಹಿಂ [mohim].

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

1) Mohī (मोही):—n. 1. one who enchants, bewitches; 2. greedy; gluttonous;

2) Mohī (मोही):—n. tenant; renter of the land;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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