Naishadha, Naiṣadha: 9 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Naiṣadha can be transliterated into English as Naisadha or Naishadha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Naiṣadha (नैषध).—Nala of the Kaśyapa family entitled as N. Lust of, after more territory.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 12. 56; Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 3. 10.
- 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 14. 49; 15. 32; 18. 53. Vāyu-purāṇa 33. 42.
- 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 1. 19.
- 3) Ib. II. 2. 11.
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 14. 46; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 189 and 196; Matsya-purāṇa 114. 53.
- 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 65.
- 3) Matsya-purāṇa 121. 52.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) A king of the Niṣadhas.
2) Especially, an epithet of king Nala, q. v.; स नैषधस्यार्थपतेः सुतायाम् (sa naiṣadhasyārthapateḥ sutāyām) R.
3) A native or inhabitant of Niṣadha.
4) Name of a Mahākāvya by Śrīharṣa (treating of the adventures of Nala, king of the Niṣadhas).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-dhaḥ-dhī-dhaṃ) Relating to Nishadha. m.
(-dhaḥ) A name of Nala. E. niṣadha the country so called, aff. aṇ .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Naiṣadha (नैषध).—i. e. niṣadha + a, 1. m. 1. A prince of the Niṣadhas, a designation of Nala. 2. pl. = Niṣadhas (the people). Ii. n. The name of a poem treating of Nala.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Naiṣadha (नैषध).—[masculine] a prince of the Niṣadhas, [especially] Nala; [plural] the Niṣadhas. [neuter] T. of a poem about Nala.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Naiṣadha (नैषध):—mf(ī)n. relating to Niṣadha
2) m. a species of grain, [Suśruta] (-ka m., [Caraka])
3) a prince of the Niṣadhas ([especially] Name of Nala), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.
4) m. [plural] Name of a people (= niṣadha), [Mahābhārata; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
5) m. of a dynasty, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
6) n. Name of an artificial epic poem by Śrī-harṣa (treating of Nala’s adventures).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Naiṣadha (नैषध):—(dhaḥ) 1. m. Nala. a. Of Nishadha.
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