Panha, Pañha: 6 definitions

Introduction:

Panha means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: academia.edu: The Original Paṇhavāyaraṇa/Praśnavyākaraṇa Discovered

Paṇha (पण्ह) (Prakrti; in Sanskrit: Praśna) refers “praśnavidyās” (methods of explaining queries), according to the Paṇhavāgaraṇa (Sanskrit: Praśnavyākaraṇa): the tenth Anga of the Jain canon which deals with the prophetic explanation of queries regarding divination.—Abhayadeva, in the beginning of his commentary on the current version of the Praśnavyākaraṇa, analyses the title of the text this way: Praśna in the title stands for praśnavidyās, or methods of explaining queries, involving mediums like one’s thumb and so on, for divination purpose.

General definition book cover
context information

Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

Discover the meaning of panha in the context of General definition from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pañha : (3) a question; an inquiry.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Pañha, (Ved. praśna, for details of etym. see pucchati) mode of asking, inquiry, investigation, question D. I, 11 (deva°) M. I, 83; III, 30; A. I, 103, 288; III, 81, 191 sq. , 419 sq.; V, 50 sq.; Sn. 512, 957, 1005, 1024, 1148 etc., Nd1 464; Miln. 28, 340; DA. I, 97. pañhaṃ pucchati to ask a question Nd2 under pucchā (q. v.).

Pali book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of panha in the context of Pali from relevant books on Exotic India

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

panhā (पन्हा).—m ( P) The breadth of cloth.

--- OR ---

pānhā (पान्हा).—m (prasnava S) Descent of milk into the udder (of a beast) from maternal yearnings &c. Applied familiarly to the filling with milk of the breast of a woman. v phuṭa, and, in. con., . Ex. gāyīlā pānhā ālā; also stana dāṭūna phuṭalā pānhā || nētrīṃ ḍhāḷī aśrujīvanā ||. 2 fig. The meltings of tenderness or compassion: also relenting. khājavūna pānhā āṇaṇēṃ To force or provoke sympathy, affection, concern &c. pānhā ghālaṇēṃ-sōḍaṇēṃ- paḷaviṇēṃ-gāyīnēṃ &c. To withdraw her milk from the udder--a cow &c.

--- OR ---

pānhā (पान्हा).—a & pānhētāndūḷa m pl See under pānā.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

panhā (पन्हा).—m The breadth of cloth.

--- OR ---

pānhā (पान्हा).—m Descent of milk into the udder (of a beast) from maternal yearning &c. Applied to the filling with milk of the breast of a woman. Fig. The meltings of tenderness. khājavūna pānhā āṇaṇēṃ To force or provoke sympathy pānhā ghālaṇēṃ-sōḍaṇēṃ-paḷaviṃṇē (gāyīnēṃ) &c. To withdraw her milk from the udder- a cow &c.

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of panha in the context of Marathi from relevant books on Exotic India

Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Paṇha (पण्ह) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Praśna.

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of panha in the context of Prakrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Help me keep this site Ad-Free

For over a decade, this site has never bothered you with ads. I want to keep it that way. But I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased truth, wisdom and knowledge.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: