Pani, Paṇi, Pāṇi, Pānī: 24 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Paṇi (पणि).—A tribe which opposed the Aryans during the time of Ṛgveda. Yāska’s Nirukta states that their profession was trade and commerce.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Paṇi (पणि).—A priest in a Kāli temple; the reference is to the Paṇi of the Vṛṣala chief.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 9. 15-16.

1b) A Dānava group of Rasātala.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 24. 30.

1c) Of Galava gotra.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 66. 71.

2) Pānī (पानी).—A river of the Śālmalidvīpa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 42.
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1) Pāṇi (पाणि) refers to one of the twenty aspects of tāla (time-measure), according to the Nāṭyaśāstrahapter chapter 28. In musical performance, tāla refers to any rhythmic beat or strike that measures musical time. It is an important concept in ancient Indian musical theory (gāndharvaśāstra) traceable to the Vedic era.

2) Pāṇi (पाणि) refers to a set of three rules used in the playing of drums (puṣkara) [with reference to Mṛdaṅga, Paṇava and Dardura] according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 33.

The following are the three pāṇis:

  1. Sama-pāṇi,
  2. Ava-pāṇi, Avara-pāṇi or Ardha-pāṇi,
  3. Upari-pāṇi.

The Pāṇis relating to songs and playing of instruments. The playing of instruments which is simultaneous with the start of Laya is called the Samapāṇi.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Pani refers to “fever” [in the Malayalam language] and represents one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning pani] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Pāṇi (पाणि):—[pāṇiḥ] Hand. The part of the body attached to the forearm at the wrist

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

1) Pāṇi (पाणि) refers to a “hand” and represents one of the items held in the right hand of Heruka: one of the main deities of the Herukamaṇḍala described in the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Heruka is positioned in the Lotus (padma) at the center; He is the origin of all heroes; He has 17 faces (with three eyes on each) and 76 arms [holding, for example, pāṇi]; He is half black and half green in color; He is dancing on a flaming sun placed on Bhairava and Kālarātrī.

2) Pāṇi (पाणि) or Vajrapāṇī is the name of a Ḍākinī who, together with the Vīra (hero) named Pāṇa [or Vajrapāṇa] forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Hṛdayacakra, according to the same work. Accordingly, the hṛdayacakra refers to one of the four divisions of the sahaja-puṭa (‘innate layer’), situated within the padma (lotus) in the middle of the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs [viz., Pāṇī] and Vīras are reddish yellow 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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India history and geography

Source: The Chronology of Ancient Gandhara and Bactria

Panis = Phoenicians: Panis, the sea-farer businessmen of Gandhara and Baluchistan, migrated to Phoenicia after a quarrel with Persians as recorded by Herodotus. Most probably, Panis controlled the port cities of Sutkagen Dor and Sotka Koh on the Makran coast of Baluchistan. The massive tsunami of 3126 BCE that submerged the entire city of Dwarka might have caused massive damage to these cities. Though these two archaeological cities found inland at present but these sites were the centers of sea trade and may have been located on the coast of Erythrean Sea or Arabian Sea.

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Pani refers to the “drum”, beaten with the hand, and represents one of the four privileges of a Marayan according to a proverb. The Marayans are summed up, in the Madras Census Report, 1901, as being “temple servants and drummers in Malabar”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Pāṇi.—same as suvarṇa (q. v.). Note: pāṇi 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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Pāṇi.—same as suvarṇa (q. v.). Note: pāṇi 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: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pāṇi : (m.) the hand; the palm. || pāṇī (m.) a living being.

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

Pāṇi, (Vedic pāṇi, cp. Av. p∂r∂nā hand, with n-suffix, where we find m-suffix in Gr. palάmh, Lat. palma, Oir lām, Ohg. folma=Ags. folm) the hand Vin. III, 14 (pāṇinā paripuñchati); M. I, 78 (pāṇinā parimajjati); S. I, 178, 194; Sn. 713; Dh. 124; J. I, 126 (°ṃ paharati); PugA 249 (id.); PvA. 56; Sdhp. 147, 238. As adj. (-°) “handed, ” with a hand, e.g. alla° with clean hand Pv. II, 99; payata° with outstretched hand, open-handed, liberal S. V, 351; A. III, 287; IV, 266 sq.; V, 331.

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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

pāṇi (पाणि).—m S The hand. 2 In comp. Bearing in the hand. Ex. daṇḍapāṇi, vajrapāṇi, śūlapāṇi, vētrapāṇi.

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pāṇī (पाणी).—n (pānīya S) Water. 2 Rain. 3 Temper (of metals). 4 Spirit, pluck, mettle. 5 Lustre (as of pearls, diamonds &c.), water: also sprightliness or energy of look; expression of the countenance. 6 A wash of gold or silver, a gilding or a plating. 7 Edge, keenness, whetted state (of a weapon or tool). v dē, pāja. 8 Honor or reputation. v jā, utara, caḍha. 9 (with rāga or gāṇēṃ &c., as rāgācēṃ or gāṇyācēṃ pāṇī) Tameness, spiritlessness, vapid or jejune quality (of singing &c.) 10 Used much in comp. in the form pāṇa. See numerous examples above.

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pānī (पानी).—a S That drinks. In comp. as madyapānī, kṣīrapānī, amṛtapānī.

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

pāṇi (पाणि).—m The hand.

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pāṇī (पाणी).—n Water. Rain. Temper (of metals). Spirit, mettle. Lustre (as of pearls, diamonds &c.), water. Spright- liness of look. A wash of gold or silver, a gilding or a plating. Edge, keenness. aṅgācēṃ or raktācēṃ pāṇī (karaṇēṃ-hōṇēṃ &c.) To undergo much toil or suffer- ing. Ex. raktācēṃ pāṇī āṇi hāḍāñcā maṇī. ānta pāṇī śiraṇēṃ (rōjagārānta-vyavahārānta-kāmānta &c.) To be under deterioration, di- minution, dilution, falling off &c. unhā pāṇyānēṃ ghara jāḷaṇēṃ or jaḷaṇēṃ To ruin through false accusation. khōla pāṇyānta śiraṇēṃ To dive into mysterious things; also to get out of one's depth. tāpalyā pāṇyāsa cava yēta nāhīṃ Friendship once broken never recovers its sweetness. pāṇī ōḷakhaṇēṃ To discover the virtue, or capability of. pāṇī karaṇēṃ To exhaust, knock up (through overworking &c.): to spoil utterly. pāṇī kēṃsa tōḍatēṃ The water splits a hair. Used of a rapid current. pāṇī ghālaṇēṃ (To throw water on.) To destroy, extinguish. Ex. hyānēṃ āpalyā hātānēṃ āpalyā rōjagārāvara pāṇīṃ ghātalēṃ. To water figuratively; i. e. to feed, support pāṇī ōtaṇēṃ or sōḍaṇēṃ To relinquish, resign. pāṇī chāṭaṇēṃ To cut or divide the water- a swimmer or a vessel. pāṇī jōkhaṇēṃ To try the mettle of. pāṇī dēkhīla na ghōṭaṇēṃ To be in the last extremity. pāṇī dēṇēṃ To give a temper (to iron &c.). pāṇīṃ paḍaṇēṃ (as pōṭāvara-rōjagārāvara-saṃsārāvara) To suffer damping, decline, damage &c. pāṇī pājaṇēṃ To beat to death. To out- wit, outdo. pāṇī pāṇī karaṇēṃ To cry out for water. To spend, exhaust (a per- son or an animal) through overwork- ing &c. pāṇī pī piūna bhāṇḍaṇēṃ or vāda karaṇēṃ To quarrel, argue &c. vehemently and persistingly. pāṇī bharaṇēṃ-vāhāṇēṃ-ghālaṇēṃ (kōṇācyā gharīṃ) To fag and drudge (in a person's house). pāṇī māgūṃ na dēṇēṃ To kill outright; to allow no time to cry out for water. pāṇī māraṇēṃ To divide the water-as a swimmer. pāṇī lāgaṇēṃ To receive influences from, to be affect- ed by, the disposition or qualities of. pāṇyācā kāṇṭā mōḍaṇēṃ To take off the chill of water. pāṇyācī gāra gōṭhaṇēṃ Expresses the freezing of water. pāṇyānta kāṭhī māralī tara pāṇī dōna jāgā kāṃ hōtēṃ? or dāṇḍyānēṃ pāṇī tōḍalēṃ mhaṇūna nirāḷēṃ hōta nāhīṃ Said of sterling friendship; not to be broken up even by a quarrel. pāṇyānta ghāma yēṇē To be in a furious passion; to be ex- ceedingly passionate. pāṇyānta ghālaṇēṃ To cast to the dogs; to destroy, ruin. Ex. saṃsāra pāṇyānta ghātalā. pāṇyānta pāhaṇēṃ or (disaṇēṃ) To hate intensely. pāṇyāpēkṣā pātaḷa karaṇēṃ To bring very low by dishonouring

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Paṇi (पणि).—f. A market. -m.

1) A miser, niggard.

2) An impious man, a thief (appearing as a Purohita); Bhāg. 5.9.15.

3) A bargainer; धरां रजःस्वभावेन पणयो ये च ताननु (dharāṃ rajaḥsvabhāvena paṇayo ye ca tānanu) Bhāg.3.6.28.

3) Name of a class of demons.

Derivable forms: paṇiḥ (पणिः).

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Pāṇi (पाणि).—[paṇ-iṇ āyābhāvaḥ, cf. Uṇ.4.132]

1) The hand; दानेन पाणिर्न तु कङ्कणेन (dānena pāṇirna tu kaṅkaṇena) (vibhāti) Bh.2.71; often at the end of comp. in the sense of 'carrying in the hand'; as चक्र°, खड्ग° (cakra°, khaḍga°) &c.; पाणिं ग्रह् (pāṇiṃ grah) or पीड् (pīḍ) 'to take the hand of, lead to the altar, marry'. पाणौ कृ (pāṇau kṛ) to hold by the hand, marry; पाणौकरणम् (pāṇaukaraṇam)' 'marriage'.

2) Ved. A hoof.

-ṇiḥ f. A market.

Derivable forms: pāṇiḥ (पाणिः).

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

Pāṇi (पाणि).—(or pāṇī? nt.; = AMg. id.; preserved in many modern Indo-Aryan vernaculars; compare Sanskrit pānīya), water: pāṇi-pratigrāhakā Mahāvastu iii.304.7 (prose); amṛtasya pāṇinā Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 37.12 (all seven mss.; Nobel em. vāriṇā); heṣṭā ca [Page339-b+ 71] toyasya ananta-pāṇī (v.l. pāni) Mahāvastu ii.92.13 (verse), and under the ocean there is infinite water (Senart takes pāṇī = prāṇin, surely wrongly).

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Pāṇī (पाणी).—see pāṇi.

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

Pāṇi (पाणि).—m.

(-ṇiḥ) The hand. f.

(-ṇiḥ) A place of sale, a shop, a market. E. paṇ to be of price, &c. Unadi aff. iṇ.

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

Pāṇi (पाणि).—perhaps akin to parṇa, m. The hand, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 63.

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

Paṇi (पणि).—[masculine] bargainer, niggard, a stingy sacrificer or a malicious demon.

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Pāṇi (पाणि).—[masculine] hand, hoof; adj. —° carrying in the hand. pāṇiṃ grah or take or give the hand i.e. marry (the former of the man, the latter of the woman).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Pāṇi (पाणि) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—(?): Daśarūpakaṭīkā. Quoted by Raṅganātha Oxf. 135^b.

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

1) Paṇi (पणि):—[from paṇ] m. a bargainer, miser, niggard ([especially] one who is sparing of sacrificial oblations), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a class of envious demons watching over treasures, [Ṛg-veda ([especially] x, 108); Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] a thief appearing as a Purohita, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] a market, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Pāṇi (पाणि):—[from pāṇa] 1. pāṇi m. a place of sale, shop, market, [Horace H. Wilson]

6) 2. pāṇi m. (said to be [from] √paṇ) the hand, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc. (often ifc. = holding in the h° e.g. asi-p, holding a sword in the, s° in h°; pāṇiṃ-√grah or ṇau-√kṛ, to take the h° of a bride, marry; niṃ√dā, to give the h° in marriage)

7) a hoof, [Ṛg-veda ii, 31, 2]

8) Name of [Scholiast or Commentator] on the Daśa-rūpaka, [Catalogue(s)]

9) [Orig palni; cf. [Greek] παλάμη; [Latin] palma; [Anglo-Saxon] folm; [German] föhlen; [English] feel.]

10) Pāṇī (पाणी):—[from pāṇi] in [compound] for 2. pāṇi.

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

1) Paṇi (पणि):—(ṇiḥ) 2. m. Man of business.

2) Pāṇi (पाणि):—(ṇiḥ) 2. m. The hand. f. A shop or market.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Paṇi (पणि):—

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Pāṇi (पाणि):—

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Pāṅī (पाङी):—und pāṅṅī f. ein Kalb, das noch saugt, [HĀLA 62.]

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Pāṇi (पाणि):—

4) m. Nomen proprium eines Commentators des Daśarūpa: viracitadaśarūpaṭīkā (es könnte auch Pāṇin angenommen werden) [Oxforder Handschriften 135,b, No. 255.]

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Pāṇi (पाणि):—Beiname Kṛṣṇa’s oder Viṣṇu’s [Halāyudha 1, 22.] [Harivaṃśa 8434.] [Śiśupālavadha 1. 21.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 1, 3, 38. 11, 2, 39.] — d) die Scheibe eines Töpfers [Mahābhārata 7, 5940.] cakraṃ tu die ed. Bomb. st. rathāṅgaṃ der ed. Calc. —

2) m. Anas Casarca Gm. (s. cakravāka) [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1330,] [Scholiast] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] [Halāyudha 2, 80.] [Vikramorvaśī 100.] —

3) f. ā (v. l. für rathāhvā [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 16, 16.] —

4) f. ī eine best. Pflanze, = ṛddhi [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma]

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Pāṅi (पाङि):—und pāṅṅi (Nachträge) zu streichen; die richtige Form (aber nicht Sanskrit) ist pāḍī; vgl. [PISCHEL, de Gramm. prācr. 25.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Paṇi (पणि):—m.

1) ein Karger , Knauser , Geizhals ; so werden insbes. diejenigen bezeichnet , welche im Opfer karg sind , oder die Ungläubigen , welche das Ihrige ganz behalten wollen.

2) ein Schätze hütender missgünstiger Dämon.

3) Dieb , ein als Purohita auftretender Dieb Comm. zu [Bhāgavatapurāṇa]

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Paṇī (पणी):—Adv. mit kar im Spiel einsetzen , auf’s Spiel setzen.

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Pāṇi (पाणि):—1. m.

1) Hand , pāṇiṃ grah und pāṇau kar die Hand (einer Jungfrau) bei der Hochzeit ergreifen , heirathen ; pāṇiṃ dā die Hand reichen , heirathen (von der Jungfrau gesagt). Am Ende eines adj. Comp. in Verbindung mit dem , was man in der Hand hält. —

2) Huf.

3) Nomen proprium eines Commentators des Daśarupa.

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Pāṇi (पाणि):—2. f. Markt.

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