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[pah-nee-nee for 1; pah-nee-nee for 2]
  1. flourished c400 b.c., Indian grammarian of Sanskrit.
  2. Pannini, Giovanni Paolo.
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noun, plural pa·ni·ni [puh-nee-nee] /pəˈni ni/.
  1. Usually panini. a traditional, small Italian sandwich filled with meat, cheese, grilled vegetables, etc., and usually toasted.
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Historical Examples

  • Panini, who obtained celebrity as a painter of architectural subjects, was born at Piacenza, and studied in Rome.

    A Popular Handbook to the National Gallery, Volume I, Foreign Schools


  • Panini, great philologist of ancient India, paid this tribute to the mathematical and psychological perfection in Sanskrit.

    Autobiography of a YOGI

    Paramhansa Yogananda

British Dictionary definitions for panini


noun plural -ni or -nis
  1. a type of Italian bread, usually served grilled with a variety of fillings
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Word Origin

C20: from Italian, pl of panino a bread roll
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