Shini, Sini, Śini, Śini, Sinī: 15 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Śini and Śini can be transliterated into English as Sini or Shini, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary
Śini (शिनि).—The father of Sātyaki, and a king of the Yadu dynasty.
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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.
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.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology
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: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Sini (सिनि): One of the suitors to Devaki's hand. A kinsman of the Kauravas.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-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: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śini (शिनि).—m. pl. The name of a class of Kṣatriyas.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śini (शिनि).—[masculine] a man’s name.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śini (शिनि):—[from śina] m. Name of various men (of a son of Su-mitra, of a son of Garga, of the father of Sātyaka, etc.; śiner naptṛ, ‘grandson of Ś°’, Name of Sātyaki, one of the Pāṇḍu chiefs), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] ([in the beginning of a compound]) the race of Śini (See below)
3) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a class of Kṣatriyas, [Uṇādi-sūtra iv, 51.]
4) Sinī (सिनी):—[from sina] a f. = sinīvālī, [Kāśī khaṇḍa, from the skanda-purāṇa]
5) [from sina] b (f. of [preceding]), in [compound] (?)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śini (शिनि):—(niḥ) 2. m. A proper name.
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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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Siṇi (सिणि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Sṛṇi.
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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