Vinayana: 8 definitions



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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vinayana : (nt.) removal; taming; instruction.

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

Vinayana, (nt.) (fr. vi+) 1. removing, removal Miln. 318 (pipāsā°); PvA. 39 (soka°).—2. instruction, discipline, setting an example J. V, 457 (conversion); Miln. 220. (Page 623)

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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

Vinayana (विनयन).—

1) Removing, taking away; वक्ष्यस्यध्वश्रमविनयने तस्य शृङ्गे निषण्णः (vakṣyasyadhvaśramavinayane tasya śṛṅge niṣaṇṇaḥ) Me.54.

2) Education, instruction, training, discipline.

Derivable forms: vinayanam (विनयनम्).

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

Vinayanā (विनयना).—(in Sanskrit, Pali, and Prakrit only °na, nt.), instruction, training: samādāpanā °nā niveśanā pratiṣṭhā- panā Bodhisattvabhūmi 221.6 (note all fems.).

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

Vinayana (विनयन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Removing. 2. Education, instruction.

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

Vinayana (विनयन).—i. e. vi-nī + ana, I. adj. Removing, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 53. Ii. n. Instruction, accomplishment, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 180, 8.

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

Vinayana (विनयन).—[adjective] removing, driving away; [neuter] breeding, training, instructing in ([locative]).

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

1) Vinayana (विनयन):—[=vi-nayana] [from vi-naya > vi-nī] mfn. taking away, removing, [Mahābhārata; Meghadūta]

2) [v.s. ...] n. the act of taming or training, education, instruction, [Daśakumāra-carita]

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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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