Sanni, Saññī, Samni: 9 definitions


Sanni means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, biology. 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: University of Cambridge: Jainism

Sanni (सन्नि) in Prakrit refers to “consciousness” and represents one of the twenty-four Daṇḍakas (“parameters relating to the description of living beings”).—The most common list of daṇḍakas has 24 terms in Prakrit. This has been the starting point of a variety of works, among which the Caturviṃśatidaṇḍaka by Gajasāra stands as a classic.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Sanni [सन्नी] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Crotalaria spectabilis Roth from the Fabaceae (Pea) family having the following synonyms: Crotalaria sericea, Crotalaria leschenenaulti. For the possible medicinal usage of sanni, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Sanni in India is the name of a plant defined with Crotalaria spectabilis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Crotalaria cuneifolia (Forssk.) Schrank (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Botany (1978)
· Species Plantarum. (1802)
· The Flora of Jamaica (1837)
· Cytologia (1999)
· Rhodora (1939)
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1992)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Sanni, for example side effects, diet and recipes, chemical composition, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, health benefits, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

saññī : (m.) conscious; having perception; being aware.

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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: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sanni (सन्नि).—[feminine] despair, despondency; p. mant.

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

1) Sanni (सन्नि):—[from sad] a f. depression of the mind, despondency, despair, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) b etc. See p. 1139, col. 1.

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Sanni 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Saṃṇi (संणि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Saṃjñin.

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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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saṇṇi (ಸಣ್ಣಿ):—[noun] a silk dhoti, usu. of sanguinary hue, considered as ceremonially pure.

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Saṇṇi (ಸಣ್ಣಿ):—[noun] a kind of plant.

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Saṇṇi (ಸಣ್ಣಿ):—[noun] a young girl.

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Sanni (ಸನ್ನಿ):—

1) [noun] a fever caused by extreme coldness.

2) [noun] temporary loss of consciousness; a state of this.

3) [noun] confused, irrelavent speech (as from delirium).

4) [noun] any substance which, when assimilated into the blood even in small quantity, causes death or irreparable damage to the body; a poison.

5) [noun] a man who has lost his consciousness for a temporary period.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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