Nashin, Nāsi, Nasi, Nāsī, Ṅasi, Nāśin, Nashi: 25 definitions


Nashin means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, biology. 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 Nāśin can be transliterated into English as Nasin or Nashin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Google Books: Indian Temple Architecture: Form and Transformation

Nāsī (नासी).—Horseshoe arch matofis, or nāsīs, appear in numerous positions throughout a Drāviḍa temple. Where there is a śukanāsa, this displays the largest nāsī. Nāsīs appear on the main dome of a temple, on the dome of kūṭas, on the sides of śālā roofs and on their gable ends, where often they are partly submerged in the parapet. A nāsī forms the top of a pañjara, and the nāsīs of kūṭas and śālās belong to pañjaras within those elements. All these horseshoe arches can be described as major nāsīs.

At a smaller scale are the nāsī-dormers in the kapota mouldings, both the cornice kapotas and the kapota of the plinth. These are minor nāsīs. Then there are the nāsīs between the parapet pavilions, belonging to the hārantāra-pañjaras. At times these have the character of major nāsīs, though smaller than the others, while at other times they are clearly minor nāsīs.

Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD

1) Nāsi (नासि).—A part (compound moulding) of the prastara, or ‘entablature’;—The nāsi is a motif used for decorating various parts of the building of the temple complex. Depending upon the size of the nāsi, it is classified into two categories. They are alpanāsi (small nāsi) and mahānāsi (big nāsi). It is basically a horse-shoe shaped motif.

Though this motif is referred to by the name kudu, the canonical texts refer to this motif only by the name nāsi and never as kudu. Kudu (Tamil) or gudu (Kannada) are dravidian terms, which means a nest or a niche. Architecturally it corresponds to the term nāsi (Sanskrit), which means the nose.

2) Nāsi as a decorative motif is carved on the pillars, mouldings of the plinth, on the toraṇas, on the doorframes, on the grīva of the śikhara, on the śikhara, on the parapet and on any other place found suitable by the artist for decoration. Therefore, the nāsi is the most popularly, profusely used versatile architectural motif noticeable in dravidian temple complex.

Depending upon the shape, size and also to a certain extent the location of the nāsi, they are classified into different types. They are

  1. mahānāsi,
  2. alpanāsi (or kṣudranāsi),
  3. netranāsi,
  4. kapotanāsi, etc.

However, irrespective of the size, shape and the location of the nāsi, their treatment is always uniform in nature.

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Nāsī (नासी) [or nāsikā] refers to “- 1. niche or false skylight §§ 3.10, 15, 26, 28, 44; 5.12 (see alpa o , kudra o , bhadra o , mahā o ). - 2. tympanum of an arch (Aj) §§ 3.45; 4.31.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Ṅasi (ङसि).—Case-ending of the ablative case, changed into आत् (āt) after bases ending in अ (a) and into स्मात् (smāt) after pronouns; cf.P.IV.1.2,VII.1.12,15.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)

Nāsi (नासि, “nose”) refers to one of the twelve “subsidiary limbs” (upāṅga), which represents a division of Āṅgikābhinaya (gesture language of the limbs) as used within the classical tradition of Indian dance and performance, also known as Bharatanatyam.—Āṅgika-abhinaya is the gesture language of the limbs. Dance is an art that expresses itself through the medium of body, and therefore, āṅgikābhinaya is essential for any dance and especially for any classical dance of India. Upāṅgas or the subsidiary limbs consist of the eyes, the eye-brows, pupils, cheeks, nose [viz., Nāsi], jaws, lips, teeth, tongue, chin, face, and the head.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Nāśin (नाशिन्) (Cf. Nāśinī) refers to “one who destroys”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.12.—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Himācala (i.e., Himālaya): “[...] A woman is a phase of illusion. As the scholars who have mastered the Vedas say particularly, a young damsel is a hindrance to ascetics. [...] O mountain, by contact with a woman, worldliness springs up; non-attachment perishes and the virtuous penance is destroyed. Hence, O mountain, no ascetic shall have any truck with women. A woman is the root of all worldly attachments. She destroys all wisdom and detachment together [i.e., jñāna-vairāgya-nāśinī]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (tantric Buddhism)

Nāśin (नाशिन्) (Cf. Nāśinī) refers to “dispelling (all opposed opinions)”, according to Vāgīśvarakīrti’s Tattvaratnāvalokavivaraṇa.—Accordingly, “This is the work to dispel all opposed opinions (vimati-nāśinī) of Vāgīśvara [Vāgīśvarakīrti], whose dedication to the glorious Samāja [Guhyasamāja] is supreme and whose devotion) is without blemish”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Nasi in Malaysia is the name of a plant defined with Planchonella obovata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Sideroxylon timorense Blume ex Pierre (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Flora Reipublicae Popularis Sinicae (1987)
· Sapotaceae.
· World Checklist and Bibliography of Sapotaceae. (2001)
· Novon (1996)
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1989)
· Cladistics (2007)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

Nāśī (नाशी).—a (S) That destroys, ruins, spoils, injures. In comp. as. pittanāśī, kaphanāśī, gṛhanāśī, vṛkṣanāśī.

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

Nāśī (नाशी).—a That destroys.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nāśin (नाशिन्).—a. (- f.) [नश्-णिनि (naś-ṇini)]

1) Destructive, destroying, removing.

2) Perishing, perishable; अन्तवन्त इमे देहा (antavanta ime dehā)...... अनाशिनः (anāśinaḥ) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 2.18; Manusmṛti 8.185.

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

Nāśin (नाशिन्).—mfn. (-śī-śinī-śi) 1. Destructive, destroying, a destroyer. 2. Perishing, being lost or destroyed. E. naś to cease to be, in the causal from, affix ini; or nāśa, and ini aff.

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

Nāśin (नाशिन्).—i. e. 2. naś, or nāśa + in, adj., f. , 1. Perishable, [Prabodhacandrodaya, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 100, 11. 2. Removing, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 10239. 3. Destroying, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 80, 32.

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

Nāśin (नाशिन्).—[adjective] = seq.; —° = [preceding] [adjective]

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

1) Nasi (नसि):—[from nas] idem (?)

2) [v.s. ...] See kumbhī-n.

3) Nāśī (नाशी):—[from nāśa] f. Name of a river near Benares, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Nāśin (नाशिन्):—[from nāśa] mfn. perishing, perishable, [Manu-smṛti; Prabodha-candrodaya] (cf. a-n)

2) [v.s. ...] ifc. destroying, removing, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa etc.]

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

Nāśin (नाशिन्):—[(śī-śinī-śi) a.] Destructive.

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

Nāśin (नाशिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇāsi.

[Sanskrit to German]

Nashin in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Nāśī (नाशी):——used as a suffix to mean he who or that which causes annihilation/devastation/ruin (as [satyānāśī, sarvanāśī]).

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Ṇāsi (णासि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Nāśin.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nasi (ನಸಿ):—

1) [verb] to be destroyed or spoiled.

2) [verb] to become abnormally lean; to grow very thin; to be emaciated.

3) [verb] to lose consciousness; to become unconscious.

4) [verb] to collapse from or as from weight, burden , etc.

5) [verb] to split into pieces; to come apart; to burst; to break (oneself).

6) [verb] to become weary; to be fatigued.

7) [verb] to be utterly confused; to be bewildered, confounded.

8) [verb] to have jealous feeling.

9) [verb] to be lessened, decreased.

10) [verb] (time) to elapse.

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Nasi (ನಸಿ):—[noun] = ನಸೆ [nase]1.

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Nasi (ನಸಿ):—[noun] = ನಶ್ಯ [nashya]1.

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Nāśi (ನಾಶಿ):—[noun] = ನಾಸೀಪುಡಿ [nasipudi].

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Nāsi (ನಾಸಿ):—[noun] = ನಾಸೀಪುಡಿ [nasipudi].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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