Nairashya, Nairāśya: 9 definitions



Nairashya 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.

The Sanskrit term Nairāśya can be transliterated into English as Nairasya or Nairashya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Nairashy.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nairashya in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nairāśya (नैराश्य).—n S Despair or despondence: also frustration of hope, disappointment.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nairashya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nairāśya (नैराश्य).—

1) Hopelessness, despair, despondency; आशा हि परमं दुःखं नैराश्यं परमं सुखम् (āśā hi paramaṃ duḥkhaṃ nairāśyaṃ paramaṃ sukham) Bhāg.11.8.44; तटस्थं नैराश्यात् (taṭasthaṃ nairāśyāt) U.3.13.

2) Absence of wish or expectation; येनाशाः पृष्ठतः कृत्वा नैराश्यमवलम्बितम् (yenāśāḥ pṛṣṭhataḥ kṛtvā nairāśyamavalambitam) H.1.124; Bv.4.2.

Derivable forms: nairāśyam (नैराश्यम्).

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

Nairāśyā (नैराश्या).—n.

(-śyaṃ) Despair. E. nirāśa, and ṣyañ aff.

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

Nairāśya (नैराश्य).—i. e. nis-āśa + ya (cf. āśā), n. Hopelessness.

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

Nairāśya (नैराश्य).—[neuter] hopelessness, despair.

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

1) Nairāśya (नैराश्य):—[=nair-āśya] [from nair > naiḥ] n. hopelessness, non-expectancy, despair at (prati or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa etc.]

2) Nairāsya (नैरास्य):—[=nair-āsya] [from nair > naiḥ] m. Name of a magical formula pronounced over weapons, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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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.

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