Nasti, aka: Nashti, Nāsti, Naṣṭī, Naṣṭi; 5 Definition(s)


Nasti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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 terms Naṣṭī and Naṣṭi can be transliterated into English as Nasti or Nashti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geogprahy

Naṣṭī (नष्टी) is the name of a locality mentioned in the Gupta inscription No. 5. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. The second part of the word is not legible. It seems to have been the name of a town in the Sukuli deśa. The meaning of the word is not clear. It must have been a place near Sāñcī in the Madhya Pradesh.

Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

nāsti (नास्ति).—ad S It is not; there is not; there is none. nāsta bhākaṇēṃ To pretend poverty or want: also to predict want, loss, damage, evil; to croak. nāsta- bhākyā a That pretends &c.: also that predicts &c., a croaker.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nāsti (नास्ति).—ad It is not; there is not, there is none. nāsti bhākaṇēṃ To pretend poverty, to predict want, loss. To croak.

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

Naṣṭi (नष्टि).—f. Loss, destruction; रक्षःपतिः स्वबलनष्टिमवेक्ष्य रुष्टः (rakṣaḥpatiḥ svabalanaṣṭimavekṣya ruṣṭaḥ) Bhāg.9.1.21.

Derivable forms: naṣṭiḥ (नष्टिः).

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Nāsti (नास्ति).—ind. 'It is not', non-existence, as in नास्तिक्षीरा (nāstikṣīrā) &c.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nāsti (नास्ति).—ind. Non-existence, not so, it is not. E. na negative, and asti is, third person, singular, present tense of as to be.

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