Panin, Pāṇin: 6 definitions


Panin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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

Pāṇin, (adj. -n.) (fr. pāṇa) having life, a living being S. I, 210, 226, Sn. 220 (Acc. pl. pāṇine, cp. Geiger, P. Gr. § 952), 587 (id.), 201, 575; PvA. 287; DhA. II, 19. (Page 451)

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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 dictionary

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

Pāṇin (पाणिन्).—latter part of comp. adj. = pāṇi, e. g. śastra-, adj. Holding a weapon in one’s hand. śūla-, adj. I. Wearing a lance, Mahābhārata 3, 1622. Ii. m. pl. The name of a tribe.

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

Pāṇin (पाणिन्).—(—°) = pāṇi.

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

1) Paṇin (पणिन्):—[from paṇ] m. Name of a man, [Pāṇini 6-4, 165] (cf. pāṇina and ni).

2) Pāṇin (पाणिन्):—[from pāṇi] mfn. ifc. = pāṇi2, the hand, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] Name of a family reckoned among the Kauśikas, [Harivaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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Panin 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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