Vinita, Vinīta, Vinītā: 20 definitions


Vinita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Vinit.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vinīta (विनीत) refers to “great humility”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.18. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] in the bright half of the month of Caitra (March-April) on the thirteenth day when the star was Uttarā Phalguni on a Sunday, lord Śiva started. [...] With great humility (vinīta) and boundless joy, Dakṣa along with his people welcomed Him”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Vinīta (विनीत).—A son of Uttama Manu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 40.

1b) The third son of Prītī and Pulastya.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 28. 22.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Vinīta (विनीत, “affectionate”) refers to a term to be used by women in love addressing their beloved during amorous union, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 24. Accordingly, “he who even in his anger does not cross words with the woman he loves and does not use any harsh word is called ‘affectionate’ (vinīta)”.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Vinīta (विनीत) (Cf. Vinītatā) refers to “decorum” (as opposed to Avinīta—‘a lack of decorum’) which is specified as the consequence of a doorway (dvāraphala) at Vitatha (one of the peripheral padas of the 9 by 9 deity map), according to the Devyāmata (chapter 105).—Accordingly, [while describing the consequences of a doorway]—“[...] At Bhṛśa is awfulness. And at Ambara there is theft. At Agni there is a lack of sons. At Pūṣan is servitude. At Vitatha the householder comes to a lack of decorum (avinītatāvitathe'vinītatāṃ yāti gṛhī), at Gṛhakṣata he gains wisdom. At Yama he attains savagery. At Gāndharva he acquires glory. [...]

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Vinīta (विनीत) refers to “loyal subjects”, according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, [while discussing the importance of hawks]: “To restore peace to a conquered country, to deliberate on conquering others, to bring the wicked under subjugation by diplomacy, to protect the loyal (vinīta) [vinītānāṃ ca poṣaṇam], to encourage those who have done great deeds by fulfilling their aspirations, [...] and such other qualities, which have been highly spoken of in politics [are considered also essential in the art of hawking]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

1) Vinītā (विनीता) (also called Ayodhyā) is the name of a city created by Kubera, according to chapter 1.2 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, “[...] the twins, after getting water with lotus-leaves, came and, seeing the Lord adorned, stood like people holding up a reception-gift. Saying, ‘It is not proper to throw it on the Lord’s head since he is adorned with divine ornaments and clothes’, they threw the water on his feet. ‘These are truly polite’, and for that reason Maghavan ordered Śrīda (i.e., Kubera) to lay out a city, named Vinītā, for the Lord, and went to heaven. [...]”.

2) Vinītā is the birth-place of Abhinandana, the fourth Tīrthaṅkara, according to chapter 1.6, “[...] In Bharata there will be twenty-three other Arhats and eleven other Cakrins. [...] In the city Vinītā, Abhinandana, son of Saṃvara and Siddhārthā, living for fifty lacs of pūrvas, three hundred and fifty bows tall, gold-color, will be under vows a lac of pūrvas less eight pūrvāṅgas, and the interval will be ten lacs of crores of sāgaropamas”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vinīta : (pp. of vineti) trained; educated.

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

Vinīta, (pp. of vineti) led, trained, educated S. V, 261; A. IV, 310 (viyatta+); DhA. II, 66 (°vatthu); PvA. 38.—avinīta not trained S. IV, 287; Vv 297; Dhs. 1003, 1217; suvinīta well trained S. IV, 287; opp. dubbinīta badly trained J. V, 284, 287.—ratha-vinīta (nt.) a relay M. I, 149. (Page 625)

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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

vinīta (विनीत).—p S Humble, lowly, meek. 2 Governable, tractable, compliant, conformable. 3 Of subdued or of restrained and regulated passions and affections. 4 Trained, broken in, well-instructed and disciplined--a beast.

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

vinīta (विनीत).—p Humble, meek. Governable. Trained.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vinīta (विनीत).—p. p.

1) Taken away, removed.

2) Welltrained, educated, disciplined.

3) Refined, well-behaved.

4) Modest, humble, meek, gentle.

5) Decent, decorous, gentlemanly.

6) Sent away, dismissed.

7) Tamed, broken in.

8) Plain, simple (as a dress).

9) Having the passions under control, self-subdued.

1) Chastised, punished.

11) Tractable, governable.

12) Lovely, handsome.

13) Stretched, spread; शष्पवृस्यां विनीतायामिच्छाम्यहमुपासितुम् (śaṣpavṛsyāṃ vinītāyāmicchāmyahamupāsitum) Rām.3.43.2. (See with vi also).

-taḥ 1 A trained horse.

2) A trader.

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

Vinīta (विनीत).—(?) , in suvinītāṃśā Lalitavistara 27.7, said of Māyā, (of) well-proportioned (shoulders) according to Foucaux; Tibetan (con- [Page490-b+ 71] firming shoulders) reads for su-vinīta, legs par (su) byin gyis ḥtsham pa, which Foucaux renders in the same way; no v.l. is recorded, but this seems not a normal meaning for vinīta.

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

Vinīta (विनीत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Modest, humble, unassuming, unpretending. 2. Compliant, governable, tractable. 3. Placid, meek, virtuous, gentle, having the passions restrained, and the senses under subjection. 4. Well-behaved, decent, decorous. 5. Taken away. 6. Trained, (as a horse or ox, &c.) 7. Thrown, sent, dismissed. 8. Lovely, handsome. 9. Led, conveyed. 10. Chastised, punished. 11. Plain, neat, (in dress, &c.) m.

(-taḥ) 1. A horse trained for the manege. 2. A merchant, a trader. E. vi before, to guide, aff. kta .

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

Vinīta (विनीत).—[adjective] broken in, trained, disciplined, educated, taught, versed in ([locative] or —°); well-behaved, dignified; modest, humble. Abstr. [feminine], tva [neuter]

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

1) Vinīta (विनीत):—[=vi-nīta] [from vi-nī] mfn. led or taken away, removed etc.

2) [v.s. ...] stretched, extended, [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] tamed, trained, educated, well-behaved, humble, modest, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] versed in, acquainted or familiar with ([locative case] or [compound]), [Yājñavalkya; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] performed, accomplished, [Mahābhārata]

6) [v.s. ...] one who has subdued his passions, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] lovely, handsome, [Horace H. Wilson]

8) [v.s. ...] plain, neat (in dress etc.), [Apte’s The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

9) [v.s. ...] m. a trained horse, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] a merchant, trader, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

11) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Pulastya, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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

Vinīta (विनीत):—[vi-nīta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Trained; subdued; gentle; genteel; chastised; led, taken. m. A horse; a trader.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vinīta (विनीत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Viṇīa, Viṇīā.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vinita in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vinīta (विनीत) [Also spelled vinit]:—(a) humble, modest; submissive, meek; ~[] humbleness, modesty; submissiveness, meekness.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vinīta (ವಿನೀತ):—

1) [adjective] carried; conveyed.

2) [adjective] accomplished; fulfilled.

3) [adjective] tamed; trained; educated.

4) [adjective] humble; not proud, arrogant.

5) [adjective] well-behaved; decent; seemly; decorous; honourable.

6) [adjective] self-restrained; self-disciplined.

7) [adjective] bowed respectfully.

8) [adjective] not ornate; not luxurious or elegant; plain; simple.

9) [adjective] simply or naturally beautiful.

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Vinīta (ವಿನೀತ):—

1) [noun] a man of humble nature.

2) [noun] an obidient, docile man.

3) [noun] he who has been tamed, trained or made to behave well.

4) [noun] a tamed and well-trained horse.

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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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