Silin, Sīlin, Shilin, Śīlin: 5 definitions


Silin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Śīlin can be transliterated into English as Silin or Shilin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Pali-English dictionary

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

Sīlin, (adj.) (fr. sīla) having a disposition or character; ariyasīlin having the virtue of an Ārya D. I, 115; DA. I, 286; niddāsīlin drowsy, Sn. 96; vuddhasīlin increased in virtue D. I, 114; sabhāsīlin fond of society Sn. 96. (Page 713)

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śīlin (शीलिन्).—a.

1) Virtuous, moral.

2) Used to, practising.

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

Śilin (शिलिन्).—[masculine] [Name] of a serpent-demon.

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Śīlin (शीलिन्).—[adjective] = śīlavant.

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

1) Śilin (शिलिन्):—[from śilā] m. Name of a serpent-demon, [Mahābhārata]

2) Śīlin (शीलिन्):—[from śīl] mfn. virtuous, moral, honest, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) having the custom of, habituated or used to, practising, [ib.; Harivaṃśa etc.]

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Silin 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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