Nashyat, Naśyat: 4 definitions

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Nashyat means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Naśyat can be transliterated into English as Nasyat or Nashyat, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Naśyat (नश्यत्) (Cf. Vinaśvara) refers to the “perishing” (of the cycle of rebirth), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Fool, do you not perceive the transitory [com.—naśyat—‘perishing’] behaviour of the whole world? You must do what is proper to be done. You must not deceive yourself by amusing yourself with false knowledge”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Naśyat (नश्यत्).—mfn. (śyan-śyantī-śyat) Perishing, decaying, wasting, being destroyed. E. naś to perish, and śatṛ aff.

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

Naśyat (नश्यत्):—[from naś] mf(antī)n. perishing, being destroyed etc.

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

Naśyat (नश्यत्):—prasūtikā (kā) 1. f. A female bearing a still-born child.

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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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