Tani, Tānī: 6 definitions


Tani means something in Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Tānī (तानी) is the name of a Ḍākinī who, together with the Vīra (hero) named Tāna forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Ākāśacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the ākāśacakra refers to one of the three divisions of the dharma-puṭa (‘dharma layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs [viz., Tānī] and Vīras are dark blue in color; they each have one face and four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife. Alternatively, the Ḍākinīs have their own marks and motions according to the taste instead of a small drum and a skull staff.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

tani : (aor. of tanoti) extended; stretched.

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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

tāṇī (ताणी).—f (Dim. of tāṇā) A division or separate portion of the warp.

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

tāṇī (ताणी).—f A division of the warp.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Tanī (तनी):—(nf) a string or fastening of a garment; ~[dāra] stringed, with a string around.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Taṇi (ತಣಿ):—

1) [verb] to be satiated, satisfied.

2) [verb] to become fatigued; to be exhausted.

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Taṇi (ತಣಿ):—[verb] = ತಣ್ [tan]1.

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Taṇi (ತಣಿ):—[noun] an oblation offered (to a deity to pacify).

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Tani (ತನಿ):—

1) [verb] to be without involving any other person; to be alone.

2) [verb] to grow or develop fully (as a harvested fruit).

3) [verb] to become plentiful, excessive; to become more or increase (oneself) in number, effect or influence.

4) [verb] to be or become pleasant and comfortable.

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Tani (ತನಿ):—

1) [adjective] set apart or divided from the rest or others; performed alone; not joined, united or connected.

2) [adjective] fully grown or developed.

3) [adjective] that is more than normal; being to much or too great.

4) [adjective] agreeable; pleasing; pleasant; comfortable.

5) [adjective] new; fresh; recently made, grown or found.

6) [adjective] free from any adulterant; pure.

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Tani (ತನಿ):—

1) [noun] the state of being alone or aloof; singleness.

2) [noun] the quality that pleases the senses; beauty.

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Tani (ತನಿ):—[noun] an oblation offered (to a deity to pacify).

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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