Singhanika, Siṅghāṇikā, Shinghanika: 4 definitions



Singhanika means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Singhanika in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Siṅghāṇikā (सिङ्घाणिका) is Pali for “snot” (Sanskrit Saṅghāṇaka) refers to one of the thirty-substances of the human body according to the Visuddhimagga, as mentioned in an appendix of the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 32-34. The Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra mentions thirty-six substances [viz., siṅghāṇikā]; the Sanskrit sources of both the Lesser and the Greater Vehicles, physical substances are 26 in number while the Pāli suttas list thirty-once substances.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Singhanika in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

siṅghāṇikā : (f.) mucus of the nose; snot.

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

Siṅghāṇikā, (f.) (Sk. siṅghāṇaka) mucus of the nose, snot D. II, 293; M. I, 187; Sn. 196—198=J. I, 148 (all MSS. of both books —n- instead of —ṇ-); Miln. 154, 382; Pv. II, 23; Vism. 264 & 362 (in detail); DhA. I, 50; VbhA. 68, 247. (Page 709)

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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

[«previous next»] — Singhanika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Śiṅghāṇikā (शिङ्घाणिका):—[from śiṅghāṇaka > śiṅgh] f. (also written siṅgh) idem (cf. śṛṅkhaṇikā).

2) Siṅghāṇikā (सिङ्घाणिका):—[from siṅghāṇaka > siṃhāṇa] f. idem, [Āpastamba]

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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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