Varnin, Varṇin: 9 definitions

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga

Varṇin (वर्णिन्) refers to a classification of a śrāvaka (laymen), based on his progress through the pratimās, according to Āśādhara. Varṇin refers to the first to six pratimās, also known as Madhyama (middle). Somadeva calls the Varṇin a Brahmacārin.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Varṇin (वर्णिन्).—a. [varṇo'styasya ini] (at the end of comp.)

1) Having the colour or appearance of; एतस्यास्तौ सुतौ देव्याः कुमारौ देववर्णिनौ (etasyāstau sutau devyāḥ kumārau devavarṇinau) Rām.2.92.24.

2) Belonging to the caste of. -m.

1) A painter.

2) A scribe, writer; 'वर्णी स्याल्लेखके चित्रकारेऽपि ब्रह्मचारिणि (varṇī syāllekhake citrakāre'pi brahmacāriṇi)' इति मेदिनी (iti medinī); Mb.12.69.57.

3) A religious student, a Brahmachārin q. v.; अथाह वर्णी (athāha varṇī) Ku.5.65,52; वर्णाश्रमाणां गुरवे स वर्णी विचक्षणः प्रस्तुतमाचचक्षे (varṇāśramāṇāṃ gurave sa varṇī vicakṣaṇaḥ prastutamācacakṣe) R.5.19.

4) A person of any one of the four principal castes.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Varṇin (वर्णिन्).—[, painter (so Sanskrit Lex.), possibly in (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa [Page471-b+ 71] 134.12 (verse) ālikhet śāstu varṇibhiḥ, he shall depict the Teacher by means of painters? but probably rather m.c. for varṇebhiḥ = varṇaiḥ, with the colors of (appropriate to) the Teacher.]

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

Varṇin (वर्णिन्).—mfn. (-rṇī-rṇinī-rṇi) Belonging to a caste or tribe, of that caste, of that colour, &c. m. (-rṇī) 1. A painter. 2. A scribe, a writer. 3. A religious student. 4. A man of either of the four regular castes. f. (-rṇinī) 1. A woman, a wife. 2. Turmeric. E. varṇa colour, &c., ini aff.

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

Varṇin (वर्णिन्).—I. adj., i. e. varṇa + in, f. , Belonging to a caste or tribe. Ii. m. 1. A painter. 2. A scribe. 3. A religious student, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 5, 19. 4. A man of either of the four castes. Iii. f. . 1. A woman. 2. Turmeric.

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

Varṇin (वर्णिन्).—[adjective] having a cert. colour, coloured, having the appearance or belonging to the caste of (—°); [masculine] a person belonging to one of the four castes, [especially] a religious student.

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

1) Varṇin (वर्णिन्):—[from varṇ] mf(inī)n. having a [particular] colour, coloured, [Agni-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) having the colour or appearance of [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] belonging to the caste or tribe of (See jyeṣṭha-v)

4) [v.s. ...] m. a painter, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] a writer, scribe, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] a person belonging to one of the four castes, [Yājñavalkya; Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]

7) [v.s. ...] a religious student or Brahma-cārin (q.v.), [Kumāra-sambhava; Kathāsaritsāgara] (cf. [Pāṇini 5-2, 134])

8) [v.s. ...] a [particular] plant (?), [Mahābhārata xii, 2652]

9) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] Name of a [particular] sect, [Vāsavadattā, [Introduction]]

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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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