Sheni, Seṇi, Śenī, Seni: 7 definitions



Sheni means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Śenī can be transliterated into English as Seni or Sheni, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śenī (शेनी).—A mantrakṛt and of Angirasa branch.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 59. 98.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

seṇi : (f.) a guild.

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

Seṇi, (f.) (Class. Sk. śreṇi in meaning “guild”; Vedic= row) 1. a guild Vin. IV, 226; J. I, 267, 314; IV, 43; Dāvs II. 124; their number was eighteen J. VI, 22, 427; VbhA. 466. °-pamukha the head of a guild J. II, 12 (text seni-).—2. a division of an army J. VI, 583; ratha-° J. VI, 81, 49; seṇimokkha the chief of an army J. VI, 371 (cp. senā and seniya). (Page 722)

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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

śēṇī (शेणी).—f (śēṇa) A lump of dried or dry cowdung. The word is by many viewed as the plural of śēṇa f, and as signifying dried cowdung (aggregately). 2 Esp. amongst yājñika or priests. A cake of cowdung. 3 R A couple of pice.

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śēni (शेनि).—ind See śānē.

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

śēṇī (शेणी).—f A lump of dry or dried cowdung.

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śēnī (शेनी).—f A female hawk.

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

Seni (सेनि):—[from senā] See tīrtha-s, p. 449, col. 2.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Seni (सेनि):—s. tīrtha .

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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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