Oṇi, Oni: 5 definitions


Oṇi 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.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Oṇī.—(EI 27), a territorial division. Note: oṇī 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

Oṇi, (m. or f.) (cp. Vedic oṇi charge, or a kind of Soma vessel) charge, only in cpd. oṇi-rakkha a keeper of entrusted wares, bailee Vin. III, 47, 53 (= āhaṭaṃ bhaṇḍaṃ gopento). (Page 165)

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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

Oṇi (ओणि).—a. Removing.

-ṇī (du.)

1) Heaven and earth. प्र ते सोतार ओण्यो रसं मदाय घृष्वये (pra te sotāra oṇyo rasaṃ madāya ghṛṣvaye) Rv.9.16.1.

2) Vessel used in the preparation of Soma.

3) Preserving power, protection.

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

Oṇi (ओणि).—([masculine] or [feminine]) a kind of Soma-vessel.

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

1) Oṇi (ओणि):—[from oṇ] m. (or f. ?) protection (from misfortune), shelter [Sāyaṇa] [Ṛg-veda i, 61, 14]

2) [v.s. ...] mf. [dual number] ‘the two protectors’, the parents, [Ṛg-veda ix, 101, 14]

3) [v.s. ...] [dual number] (metaphorically) heaven and earth, [Ṛg-veda ix, 16, 1; 65, 11; Atharva-veda vii, 14, 1] (= [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā iv, 25]).

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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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