Shini, aka: Sini, Śini, Śini, Sinī; 9 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Śini and Śini can be transliterated into English as Sini or Shini, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Śini (शिनि):—Son of Garga (one of the five sons of Manyu). He had a son named Gārgya. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.21.19-20)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Śini (शिनि).—A King of the Yādava dynasty. He secured Devakī to be wedded to Vasudeya after defeating, singlehanded in battle, all the kings. A fierce battle was fought between this Śini of Devamīḍha family and Somadatta. (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 114).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Śini (शिनि).—A son of Garga and father of Gārgya; hence Gārgyas and Ṣainyas are Kṣatropetadvijās.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 21. 19; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 23.

1b) A son of Yujājit and father of Anamitra.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 12.

1c) A son of Anamitra and father of Satyaka.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 13; Matsya-purāṇa 45. 22; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 1-2.

1d) A son of Bhajamāna and father of Svayambhoja.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 26.

1e) An Angirasa and mantrakṛt.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 107.

1f) A son of Śūra and Bhojā.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 46. 3.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śini (शिनि) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.112.10, VIII.17.26, VIII.44.42, VIII.44.45) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Śini) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Sinī is also mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VIII.44.7) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

He was the Yadava warrior, who defeated Somadatta and won the hand of the princess Devaki for his friend Vasudeva. He was the grandfather of Satyaki, who was a great friend and disciple of Arjuna.

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Sini (सिनि): One of the suitors to Devaki's hand. A kinsman of the Kauravas.

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Śini (शिनि).—The father of Sātyaki, and a king of the Yadu dynasty.

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śini (शिनि).—[śī-niḥ hrasvaśca Uṇ.4.53]

1) Name of a warrior belonging to the side of the Yādavas. (śinernaptṛ m. Name of Sātyaki).

2) A class of people; शिनीनां दार्विहोमिको ब्राह्मणः (śinīnāṃ dārvihomiko brāhmaṇaḥ) ŚB. on MS.8.4.2.

Derivable forms: śiniḥ (शिनिः).

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Sinī (सिनी).—A woman having a white complexion.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śini (शिनि).—m.

(-niḥ) A proper name, a chief of the Kshetriya tribe. E. śi to make thin or small, Unadi aff. nik .

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Sinī (सिनी).—f. (-nī) A woman with a white complexion. E. sita + ṅīp, tasya naśca .

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