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The words '''Kinnara''' or Kimnara (Pali ''Kinnara''; Skt. ''kiṃnara''; Tib. [[མིའམ་ཅི་]], ''mi'amchi''; [[Wyl.]] ''mi'am ci'') are used interchangeably and refer to a class of [[eight classes of gods and demons|semi-divine beings]] that resemble humans to the degree that their very name — which means “Is that a man?” — suggests some confusion as to their divine status.  The [[Jatakas]] describe Kinnaras as harmless and innocent beings fond of music and song.
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The words '''Kinnara''' or Kimnara (Pali ''kinnara''; Skt. ''kiṃnara''; Tib. [[མིའམ་ཅི་]], ''mi'amchi''; [[Wyl.]] ''mi'am ci'') are used interchangeably and refer to a class of [[eight classes of gods and demons|semi-divine beings]] that resemble humans to the degree that their very name — which means “Is that a man?” — suggests some confusion as to their divine status.  The [[Jatakas]] describe Kinnaras as harmless and innocent beings fond of music and song.
  
 
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Revision as of 06:13, 19 November 2020

The words Kinnara or Kimnara (Pali kinnara; Skt. kiṃnara; Tib. མིའམ་ཅི་, mi'amchi; Wyl. mi'am ci) are used interchangeably and refer to a class of semi-divine beings that resemble humans to the degree that their very name — which means “Is that a man?” — suggests some confusion as to their divine status. The Jatakas describe Kinnaras as harmless and innocent beings fond of music and song.