Phenapinda, Pheṇapiṇḍa, Phena-pinda, Phenapiṇḍa: 3 definitions


Phenapinda 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

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pheṇapiṇḍa : (m.) a lump of foam.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pheṇapiṇḍa (फेणपिण्ड) or Phenapiṇḍa (फेनपिण्ड).—

1) a mere bubble.

2) an empty idea, non-entity.

Derivable forms: pheṇapiṇḍaḥ (फेणपिण्डः), phenapiṇḍaḥ (फेनपिण्डः).

Pheṇapiṇḍa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pheṇa and piṇḍa (पिण्ड).

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

Phenapiṇḍa (फेनपिण्ड):—[=phena-piṇḍa] [from phena] m. ‘mass of foam’, a mere bubble, nonsense, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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