Panini(redirected from paninis)
Pa·ni·ni(pä′nə-nē) fl. 400 bc.
Indian grammarian. His Ashtadhyayi, one of the first works of descriptive linguistics, presents grammatical rules for Sanskrit.
n. pl. panini or pa·ni·nis
[Italian, plural (taken as a singular in English) of panino; see panino.]
n, pl -ni or -nis
(Cookery) a type of Italian bread, usually served grilled with a variety of fillings
[C20: from Italian, pl of panino a bread roll]
Pa•ni•ni(ˈpɑ ni ni for 1; pɑˈni ni for 2 )
1. fl. c400 B.C., Indian grammarian of Sanskrit.
2. Pannini, Giovanni Paolo.
|Noun||1.||Panini - Indian grammarian whose grammatical rules for Sanskrit are the first known example of descriptive linguistics (circa 400 BC)|