Padmin: 8 definitions
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Padmin (पद्मिन्).—a. [padma-ini]
1) Possessing lotuses.
2) Spotted; शतं गजानामपि पद्मिनां तथा (śataṃ gajānāmapi padmināṃ tathā) Mb.1.198.16. -m.
1) An elephant; पद्मीशनाथैः परिशीलनीया लक्ष्मीव संभाति नरेन्द्र ते सभा (padmīśanāthaiḥ pariśīlanīyā lakṣmīva saṃbhāti narendra te sabhā) Sūkti.5.3.
2) An epithet of Viṣṇu.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Padmin (पद्मिन्).—m. (dmī-) An elephant. f. (-nī) 1. A multitude of lotuses, or place abounding in them. 2. A woman of one of the four classes into which the sex is distinguished; the first and the most excellent. She is thus described in Vachaspatya:— bhavati kamalanetrā nāsikākṣudrarandhrā . aviralakucayugmā dīrghakeśī kṛśāṅgī .. mṛducaraṇasuśīlā gītanṛtyānuraktā . sakalatanusuveśā padminī padmagandhā .. 3. A lotus, (Nelumbium speciosum.) 4. A pool or pond, especially one deep enough for the growth of the lotus. 5. The fibrous stalk of a lotus. 6. A female elephant. E. padma coloured marks. &c. or a lotus, ini aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Padmin (पद्मिन्).—i. e. padma + in, I. adj., f. nī, Having coloured marks, etc. (see padma 5), Mahābhārata 2, 2075. Ii. m. An elephant. Iii. f. nī, 1. A lotus, Nelumbium speciosum, Mahābhārata 1, 7228. 2. A multitude of lotusses, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 52, 98; a lake abounding in them, Mahābhārata 13, 4471. 3. A woman of the first of the four classes into which the sex is distinguished. 4. A sort of witchcraft, Mārk. P. 64, 15.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Padmin (पद्मिन्).—[adjective] spotted (elephant); [feminine] nī the lotus plant or a lotus pond.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Padmin (पद्मिन्):—[from padma] mfn. spotted (as an elephant), [Mahābhārata]
2) [v.s. ...] possessing lotuses, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] m. an elephant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Padmin (पद्मिन्):—(dmī) 5. m. An elephant. f. (dminī) Many lotuses, lotus; its pond; its stalk; a fine woman.
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Elephantology and its Ancient Sanskrit Sources (by Geetha N.)