Nahi, Nāhī: 8 definitions

Introduction

Nahi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Nāhī (नाही):—One of the sixty-eight Siddhauṣadhi, as per Rasaśāstra texts (rasa literature). These drugs give siddhi (success) in mercurial operations. Even so, they are more powerful than rasa (mercury) itself. These may perform all the kāryas (‘effects’) and grant dehasiddhi (‘perfection of body’) and lohasiddhi (‘transmutation of base metals’) both.

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nahī (नही).—f (Or naī) A river. Pr. ikaḍē nahī tikaḍē vahī.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

nahī (नही).—f (Or naī) A river. Pr. ikaḍē nahī tikaḍē vahī.

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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nahi (नहि).—ind. Surely or certainly not, by no means, not at all; आशंसा नहि नः प्रेते जीवेम दशमूर्धनि (āśaṃsā nahi naḥ prete jīvema daśamūrdhani) Bk.19.5.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nahi (नहि).—ind. No, not. E. ṇah to bind or tie, affix in .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nahi (नहि).—[na-hi], adv. 1. For not (non enim), [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 168. 2. Not at all, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 187, 23. 3. na

— nahi, Certainly not, [Pañcatantra] translation by Benfey, T. i. p. 465, n. 3.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nahi (नहि).—(na hi) [adverb] indeed not, by no means, not at all.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Nahi (नहि):—[=na-hi] [from na] a See na-hi.

2) [=na-hi] b (na-hi, [Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā] and, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]) ind. ([gana] cādi) for not, surely not, by no means, not at all (often strengthened by other particles, as aṅga, nu, sma), [Ṛg-veda]; etc. (nahikam [gana] cādi).

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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. 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.

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