Pinjara, Piñjara: 12 definitions


Pinjara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Piñjara (पिञ्जर).—A Kādraveya nāga.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 33.
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Piñjara (पिञ्जर) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Piñjara] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

piñjara : (adj.) of a reddish colour.

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

Piñjara, (cp. Class. Sk. piñjara; for etym. see piṃsati1) of a reddish colour, tawny J. I, 93; DA. I, 245; VvA. 165, 288.—odaka fruit of the esculent water plant Trapa Bispinosa J. VI, 563 (v. l. ciñcarodaka), expld by siṅghāṭaka. (Page 457)

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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

piñjara (पिंजर).—f A kuṅkūṃ of a full and bright red color. In the Konkan̤ this term is used of the powder called in the Desh kuṅkūṃ before it is mixed and prepared with oil: after such mixture the term kuṅkūṃ is applied.

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piñjara (पिंजर).—n (S) A cage. 2 fig. The fabric or skeleton (of man or animals). 3 The ribs.

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piñjarā (पिंजरा).—m (piñjara S) A cage. 2 A cell with bars. 3 fig. The head or crop of a Palm-tree. 4 The frame, skeleton, shell, hull (as of a house, ship, coach, palanquin). aṅgācā or śarīrācā or hāḍāñcā piṃ0 A gaunt and meagre person, a mere skeleton, a case of bones.

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piñjāra (पिंजार).—n (piñjāraṇēṃ) Small and confusedly intermingled bits of rice-straw:--as arising after thrashing &c.

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

piñjarā (पिंजरा).—m A cage. The frame of skeleton (as of a house or ship). aṅgācā or śarīrācā or hāḍāñcā pāñjarā A term for an emaciated person.

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piñjara (पिंजर).—f Red powder of which kuṅkū is made.

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piñjara (पिंजर).—n A cage. The skeleton. The ribs.

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piñjarā (पिंजरा).—m A cage. A cell with bars. The frame, skeleton. aṅgācā or śarīrācā or hāḍāñcā pi?B A gaunt and meagre person, a mere skeleton.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Piñjara (पिञ्जर).—a. [piñj-arac] Reddish-yellow, tawny, goldcoloured; शिखा प्रदीपस्य सुवर्णपिञ्जरा (śikhā pradīpasya suvarṇapiñjarā) Mk.3.17; R.18.4.

-raḥ 1 The reddish-yellow or tawny-brown colour.

2) The yellow colour; नभो नैरन्तर्यप्रचलिततडित्पिञ्जरमिव (nabho nairantaryapracalitataḍitpiñjaramiva) Mv.1. 43.

-ram 1 Gold.

2) Yellow orpiment.

3) A skeleton.

4) Cage (for pañjara).

5) The ribs or the cavity formed by them, the thorax.

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

Piñjara (पिञ्जर) or Piñjala.—reddish: so text with mss. in śirigarbha-°lehi (padumehi) Mv ii.301.4, see śrīgarbha; but l perhaps mere corruption for r, since below in 302.3 we must cer- tainly read śirigarbha-piñjarehi (Senart with mss, -pañ- jarehi), see ib.

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

Piñjara (पिञ्जर) or Pañjara.—mn.

(-raḥ-raṃ) A skeleton. n.

(-raṃ) 1. A cage, an aviary, a dove-cot. 2. The ribs. m.

(-raḥ) 1. The body. 2. The Kali age. E. paji for piji to dwell, &c. Unadi aff. arac; also piñjara.

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Piñjara (पिञ्जर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Yellow or tawny, reddish yellow. m.

(-raḥ) 1. A sort of colour, tawny brown, a reddish yellow, or a mixture of red and yellow. 2. A horse, probably a bay or chesnut horse. n.

(-raṃ) 1. Gold. 2. Yellow orpiment. 3. A cage. 4. The ribs or the cavity formed by them, the thorax: seee pañjara. E. piji to dye or tinge, arac aff.

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

Piñjara (पिञ्जर).—[piñj + ara], I. adj., f. , Yellow or tawny, reddish-yellow, [Mṛcchakaṭikā, (ed. Stenzler.)] 48, 11. Ii. n. Gold.

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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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