Meaning of Panini

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at
Wed Oct 18 13:11:31 UTC 1995

The word PaaNini has nothing to do with PaaNi 'hand'.  Traditionally the 
word derived from PaNi:  paNinaH apatyaM a descendant of PaNi.  Besides 
this, we have no more clues.
	Madhav Deshpande

On Tue, 17 Oct 1995, Anand Venkt Raman wrote:

> Speaking of dictionaries, I have been looking for the meaning of the
> word "Panini". I have been unable to trace the etymology of the word to
> anything beyond "Name of the sage Panini". It seems to indicate
> "hand-made", but I'm not sure. Can someone help me out here please?
> Thanks.
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