Nemi; 11 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


Nemi (नेमि).—The real name of Daśaratha. (See under Daśaratha).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Nemi (नेमि).—A Rākṣasa was asked by Bali to refrain from battle with Vāmana.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 21. 19.

1b) A Sutapa God.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 14.

1c) One of the sons of Ikṣvāku; a righteous king cursed by Vasiṣṭha to lose his body.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 9; 89. 3-4.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Nemi (नेमि).—Part of an annulus. Note: Nemi is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
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Jyotiṣa (ज्योतिष, jyotisha or jyotish) basically refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents one of the six additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas. Jyotiṣa concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

1. Nemi

See Nimi.

2. Nemi

A servitor of Kuvera. D.iii.201.

3. Nemi

A Pacceka Buddha, perhaps the same as Nimi (q.v.). M.iii.70.

4. Nemi

Forty three kappas ago there were sixteen kings of this name, all previous births of Vimala Kodanna. ThagA.i.146; Ap.i.150.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Nemi (नेमि):—The twenty-second Tīrthaṅkara (Janism recognizes 24 such teachers or Siddhas). He is also known by the name Neminātha. His colour is black (śyāma), according to Aparājitapṛcchā (221.5-7). His height is 15 dhanuṣa (a single dhanuṣa (or, ‘bow’) equals 6 ft), thus, roughly corresponding to 18 meters. His emblem, or symbol, is a Śaṅkha.

Nemi’s father is Samudravijaya and his mother is Śivādevī. It is an ancient Jain practice to worship the Tīrthaṅkara’s parents in various rites, such as the pratiṣṭhāvidhi, according to the Ācāradinakara (14th work on Jain conduct written by Vardhamāna Sūri).


Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
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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

Pali-English dictionary

nemi : (f.) the rim of a wheel.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Nemi, (f.) (Vedic nemi, perhaps to namati) the circumference of a wheel, circumference, rim, edge (cp. nema) A. I, 112; Vv 645; Miln. 238, 285; Vism. 198 (fig. jarāmaraṇa°, the rim of old age & death, which belongs to the wheel of Saṃsāra of the chariot of existence, bhavaratha); DhA. II, 124 (°vaṭṭi); VvA. 277. (Page 377)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

nēmī (नेमी).—f S The strake or tyre of a wheel: also the periphery.

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nēmī (नेमी).—ad (niyama S through nēma) Constantly, habitually, regularly, by rule or course.

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nēmī (नेमी).—a Properly and commonly niyamī.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nēmī (नेमी).—f The tyre of a wheel.

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

Nemi (नेमि) or Nemī (नेमी).—f.

1) 4 The circumfercnce, ring or felly of a wheel; उपोढशब्दा न रथाङ्गनेमयः (upoḍhaśabdā na rathāṅganemayaḥ) Ś.7.1; चक्रनेमिक्रमेण (cakranemikrameṇa) Me.111; R.1.17,39.

2) Edge, rim; भुजान् कुठारेण कठोरनेमिना चिच्छेद रामः प्रसभं त्वहेरिव (bhujān kuṭhāreṇa kaṭhoraneminā ciccheda rāmaḥ prasabhaṃ tvaheriva) Bhāg.9.15.34.

3) A windlass.

4) A circumference (in general); उदधिनेमि (udadhinemi) R.9.1.

5) A thunderbolt.

6) The earth.

-miḥ The tree तिनिश (tiniśa).

Derivable forms: nemiḥ (नेमिः).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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