Neti, Netī, Neṭi, Nēṭi: 10 definitions


Neti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi, 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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In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

neti is sandhi from na iti "not so"

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

neti : (ni + a) leads; guides; carries away.

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nēṭī (नेटी).—prep (Vulgar.) Near or nigh unto.

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nēṭī (नेटी).—ad (Vulgar.) Near, at hand, hard by.

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nēti (नेति).—ind S (na Not, iti Thus, so.) It is not so. Hence nētinēti (Not so, not so) A term for an ignoramus. Ex. nētinēti mhaṇōna || āmnāya jētha taṭastha ||.

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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

Netī (नेती).—The drawing of a thread through the nose and mouth.

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

Netī (नेती):—[from netavya] f. the drawing of a thread through the nose and mouth (as a kind of penance), [Catalogue(s)]

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Neti 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

Neti (नेति):——a Sanskrit expression (meaning 'there is no end') used by philosophers to underline the view that He (God) defies all description.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nēti (ನೇತಿ):—[noun] (a term used to mean negation) that which is not; that which is absent; ನೇತಿ ಮಾಡು [neti madu] nēti māḍu = ನೇತಿಗಳೆ - [netigale -] 1.

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Neṭi (நெடி) [neṭittal] 11 intransitive verb < நெடு-மை. [nedu-mai.] To make delay; பொழுது நீட்டித்தல். நெடியா தளிமின் [pozhuthu nittithal. nediya thalimin] (சிலப்பதிகாரம் அரும்பதவுரை [silappathigaram arumbathavurai] 16, 21).

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Neṭi (நெடி) noun

1. Cricket; சிள்வண்டு. நெடிபடு கானத்து [silvandu. nedipadu kanathu] (புறப்பொருள்வெண்பாமாலை [purapporulvenpamalai] 1, 3).

2. Pungent odour causing a choking sensation, as of fried chillies; மிளகாய் முதலியன கமறல். [milagay muthaliyana kamaral.] Madras usage

3. Strong pungent smell; காரம். [karam.] Local usage

4. Stench; துர்நாற்றம். [thurnarram.] (W.)

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Neti (நெதி) noun < nidhi.

1. Treasure, riches; செல்வம். விழுநெதி பெறினும் [selvam. vizhunethi perinum] (நற்றிணை [narrinai] 16).

2. Pearl; முத்து. நெதிசொரி சங்க மேந்தி [muthu. nethisori sanga menthi] (சூளாமணி அரசி. [sulamani arasi.] 308).

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Neti (நெதி) noun < nididhyāsana. Meditation; தியானம். தப்பாம னெதிபண்ண [thiyanam. thappama nethipanna] (தத்துவப்பிரகாசம் [thathuvappiragasam] 262).

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Nēṭi (நேடி) noun probably from நெடில். [nedil.] Bamboo; மூங்கில். (வைத்திய மலையகராதி) [mungil. (vaithiya malaiyagarathi)]

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Nēti (நேதி) noun < niyati. Routine duty; முறை. நேதிமதகலை யாரவார [murai. nethimathagalai yaravara] (திருப்புகழ் [thiruppugazh] 394).

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Nēti (நேதி) noun < nēti. A Sanskrit phrase meaning 'not like this'; 'இன்னபடியன்று' எனப் பொருள்படும் வடமொழித்தொடர். ((சங்கத்தகராதி) தமிழ்சொல்லகராதி) ['innapadiyanru' enap porulpadum vadamozhithodar. ((sangathagarathi) thamizhsollagarathi)]

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Nēti (நேதி) [nētittal] 11 transitive verb < நேதி². [nethi².] See நேதியதுசெய்-. ((சங்கத்தகராதி) தமிழ்சொல்லகராதி) [nethiyathusey-. ((sangathagarathi) thamizhsollagarathi)]

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