Kincit, Kim-cid, Kiṃcid, Kimcid, Kiṃcit, Kimcit, Kiñcid, Kincid, Kiñcit: 12 definitions
Kincit means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Alternative spellings of this word include Kinchit.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
1) Kiñcit (किञ्चित्) refers to “inexplicable” (Śāmbhava state), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] I will now expound the sixfold introduction to the differentiated (sakala aspect). The Śāmbhava (state), supreme and tranquil, is above the six (Wheels). It is liberation, unique, tranquil, devoid of the Five Voids and beneficial. It is consciousness, supreme and pure. It is the inexplicable (kiñcit) Śāmbhava (state) that is pure consciousness. It is supreme. It is the supreme Nirvāṇa, the body made of consciousness along with Śiva. The subtle, pure consciousness of the Person is said to be subtle and omnipresent. (Thus) consciousness is said to be of three kinds, Individual, Empowered, and Śāmbhava.
2) Kiñcit (किञ्चित्) refers to the “subtle (way)” (to self-realisation), according to the Svacchandabhairavatantra.—The Transmental (unmanā), just below this state, is the reflective awareness of one’s own nature that is directed in a subtle way (kiñcid-aunmukhya) to its self-realisation. It represents the highest and subtlest limit of immanence as the universal Being, which contains and is both being and non-being. At the same time, the energy of the Transmental is the direct means to the supreme state of Non-being. Thus while contemplation of the other lower phases in the development of OṂ bestows yogic powers of an increasing order of perfection, it alone leads to liberation directly. [...]
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram (shaivism)
Kimcit (किम्चित्) refers to the “subtle (movement)” (which is the pulsing radiance of self-luminous consciousness), according to Abhinavagupta’s Tantrāloka verse 3.247-249 and 250cd-251ab.—Accordingly, “(This vibration is that) subtle movement (kimcit-calana) which is the pulsing radiance (of self-luminous consciousness that shines as all things). Independent of all else, it is the wave of the ocean of consciousness, and consciousness is (never) without it. Indeed, it is the nature of the sea to be (at times tranquil) without waves and (at others) full of waves. [...]”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Yoga (school of philosophy)Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch
Kiñcit (किञ्चित्) refers to “slightly (bending)” (the two thumbs), according to the Mataṅgapārameśvaratantra (Mataṅgapārameśvara’s Yogapāda) verse 2.23-27.—Accordingly, while discussing ancillary and seated poses in Yoga: “[Having adopted either paryaṅka, kamala, bhadra or svastikāsana], the wise [Yogin] places his hands obliquely, in the middle of the shanks, makes [them] upward-facing and evenly balanced, and fixes the right hand on the left, so that the right fingers are at the base of the left [hand]. The two thumbs are bent slightly (kiñcid-ākuñcita) and should be held together. [...]”.
Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
kiñcit (किंचित्).—ad (S) Something, somewhat, a little.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
kiñcit (किंचित्).—ad A little, somewhat.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kiñcit (किञ्चित्).—ind. 1. Something somewhat. 2. A part, a little. n. kiṃ what, cit to think, affix kvip.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kiṃcid (किंचिद्):—[=kiṃ-cid] [from kiṃ > kim] n. (See 2. ka) ‘something’, Name of a particular measure (= eight handfuls) [commentator or commentary] on [Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kiñcit (किञ्चित्):—[kiñci+t] adv. Something, a little.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Kiñcit (किञ्चित्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kiṃci.
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Kiṃcit (किंचित्):—(a) little, somewhat, slight.
See also (Relevant definitions)
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.3.118 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana (loving service)]
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Verse 2.3.114 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana (loving service)]
Sahitya-kaumudi by Baladeva Vidyabhushana (by Gaurapada Dāsa)
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Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)