Naiva, Naivā: 3 definitions


Naiva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Tamil. 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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Naiva (नैव):—[from na] - a See sub voce

2) b ind. (= 2. na+eva) in [compound]

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Ṇāiva (णाइव) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Jñātimat.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Naivā (நைவா) [naivātal [naivarutal]] [nai-vā] intransitive verb < நை²- [nai²-] +.

1. To be distressed; வருந்துதல். நைவாரா வாயமக டோள் [varunthuthal. naivara vayamaga dol] (கலித்தொகை [kalithogai] 103, 66).

2. To pity; to be merciful; இரங்குதல். நல்காமையி னைவரச் சாஅய் [iranguthal. nalkamaiyi naivaras saay] (புறநானூறு [purananuru] 146).

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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