Neti, Netī: 8 definitions
Neti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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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General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
neti is sandhi from na iti "not so"
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
neti : (ni + a) leads; guides; carries away.
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: 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 ||.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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)]
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: 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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Ends with (+45): Abhijaneti, Abhitthaneti, Abhivaṇṇeti, Abhivineti, Aneti, Anukhaneti, Anuneti, Anuvigaṇeti, Apaneti, Atineti, Avamaneti, Bhaneti, Cuṇṇeti, Dakshineti, Dhuneti, Gaṇeti, Janeti, Krineti, Lagneti, Maneti.
Full-text (+38): Neti-neti, Nita, Amnaya, Niyati, Nayati, Brihadaranyakopanishad, Paccaneti, Lohaparigha, Nayi, Nenta, Nesi, Netva, Netabba, Prakritiniyama, Parineti, Ghatashodhanakaraka, Anuneti, Atineti, Netiyoga, Pratishedhaka.
Search found 24 books and stories containing Neti, Nēṭī, Neṭī, Nēti, Netī; (plurals include: Netis, Nēṭīs, Neṭīs, Nētis, Netīs). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Vivekachudamani (by Shankara)
Shiva Gita (study and summary) (by K. V. Anantharaman)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 7 - Unknowability of Brahman and the Negative Method < [Chapter III - The Earlier Upaniṣads (700 B.c.— 600 B.c.)]
Part 9 - Upaniṣads and Buddhism < [Chapter V - Buddhist Philosophy]
Part 2 - Growth of the Philosophic Literature < [Chapter IV - General Observations On The Systems Of Indian Philosophy]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.5.107 < [Part 5 - Permanent Ecstatic Mood (sthāyī-bhāva)]
Verse 4.5.6 < [Part 5 - Anger (raudra-rasa)]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)