From Sanskrit मणि ‎(maṇí).


मणि ‎(maṇim ‎(Urdu spelling منی)

  1. jewel, gem

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मणि ‎(maṇím

  1. jewel, gem, pearl (also figuratively), any ornament or amulet, globule, crystal
  2. magnet, loadstone
  3. (anatomy) glans penis
  4. name of the jewel-lotus prayer
  5. (anatomy) clitoris
  6. the hump (of a camel)
  7. the dependent fleshy excrescences on a goat's neck
  8. thyroid cartilage (compare कण्ठमणि ‎(kaṇṭha-maṇi))
  9. the wrist (= मणिबन्ध ‎(maṇí-bandha))
  10. large water-jar
  11. name of a नाग ‎(nāga)
  12. name of a companion of स्कन्द ‎(skanda) (associated with सुमणि ‎(su-maṇi))
  13. name of a sage
  14. name of a son of युयुधान ‎(yuyudhāna)
  15. name of a king of the किंनर ‎(kiṃnara)
  16. name of various works and a collection of magical formulas (also abridged for तत्त्वचिन्तामणि ‎(tattva-cintāmaṇi) and सिद्धान्तशिरोमणि ‎(siddhānta-śiromaṇi))


Masculine i-stem declension of मणि
Nom. sg. मणिः ‎(maṇiḥ)
Gen. sg. मणेः ‎(maṇeḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative मणिः ‎(maṇiḥ) मणी ‎(maṇī) मणयः ‎(maṇayaḥ)
Vocative मणे ‎(maṇe) मणी ‎(maṇī) मणयः ‎(maṇayaḥ)
Accusative मणिम् ‎(maṇim) मणी ‎(maṇī) मणीन् ‎(maṇīn)
Instrumental मणिना ‎(maṇinā) मणिभ्याम् ‎(maṇibhyām) मणिभिः ‎(maṇibhiḥ)
Dative मणये ‎(maṇaye) मणिभ्याम् ‎(maṇibhyām) मणिभ्यः ‎(maṇibhyaḥ)
Ablative मणेः ‎(maṇeḥ) मणिभ्याम् ‎(maṇibhyām) मणिभ्यः ‎(maṇibhyaḥ)
Genitive मणेः ‎(maṇeḥ) मण्योः ‎(maṇyoḥ) मणीनाम् ‎(maṇīnām)
Locative मणौ ‎(maṇau) मण्योः ‎(maṇyoḥ) मणिषु ‎(maṇiṣu)



  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams (1898) A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 0774