Vijani, Vijāni, Vījanī: 4 definitions
Vijani 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.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
vijāni : (aor. of vijānāti) knew; understood; perceived; recognized. || vījanī (f.), a fan.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Vījanī, (f.) (fr. vījana, of vīj) a fan Vv 472 (T. bījanī, v. l. vīj°); J. I, 46; Vism. 310; DhA. IV, 39; VvA. 147; PvA. 176; KhA 95. There are 3 kinds of fans mentioned at Vin. II, 130, viz. vākamaya°, usīra°, mora-piñcha°, or fans made of bark, of a root (?), and of a peacock’s tail. (Page 643)
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Vījanī (वीजनी).—(= Pali id.; compare prec.), fan: °nīyo, n.-acc. pl., Mahāvastu i.222.7 (mss. °nīye) = ii.24.15 (verse); iii.380.12 (verse).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vijāni (विजानि):—[=vi-jāni] [from vi] (vi-) mfn. ‘strange, foreign’ or ‘having no wife’ [Atharva-veda v, 17, 18.]
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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Vinaya Pitaka (2): Bhikkhuni-vibhanga (the analysis of Nun’ rules) (by I. B. Horner)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Vinaya Pitaka (3): Khandhaka (by I. B. Horner)