Dakini, Ḍākini, Ḍākinī, Dākini: 28 definitions


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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Ḍākinī (डाकिनी):—[Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 2, 51], Vartt., [Scholiast] (angeblich von ḍāka) f.

1) eine Art weiblicher Unholde im Gefolge der Kālī, die sich von Menschenfleisch nähren, [BRAHMAVAIV. Pāṇini’s acht Bücher im Śabdakalpadruma] [Kathāsaritsāgara 18, 147. 20, 104. 114. 137. 142.] [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 8, 108.] [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 1242.] ḍākinītva [Daśakumāracarita 164, 17.] Vgl. śākinī . —

2) Nomen proprium einer Localität [Oxforder Handschriften 64,a,7.]

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Ḍākinī (डाकिनी):—

1) [Kathāsaritsāgara 75, 180. 99, 29.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 10, 6, 27. 63, 10.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Ḍākinī (डाकिनी):—f.

1) eine Art weiblicher Unholde im Gefolge der Kālī , die sich von Menschenfleisch nähren. Nom.abstr. tva n.

2) Nomen proprium einer Oertlichkeit.

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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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