Nibaddha: 20 definitions


Nibaddha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Nibaddh.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Nibaddha (निबद्ध) refers to “poetic speech”. The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Nibaddha (निबद्ध) refers to “(being) set” (in the stem of the lotus), according to the Svacchanda-tantra.—Accordingly, [verse 7.223-224]—“He should visualize a white, very dense, unctuous amṛta, which destroys death and himself [when he is] flooded and filled with it He should visualize his entire body flooded with nectar entering through the openings and apertures of his channels, which are set in the stem of the lotus (padmanāla-nibaddha)”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Gitashastra (science of music)

Source: Arxiv: Detecting tala Computationally in Polyphonic Context

Nibaddha (निबद्ध) refers to “rhythm-bound music” according to the North-Indian music system.—North Indian music is metrically organized and it is called nibaddha (bound by rhythm) music. This kind of music is set to a metric framework called tāla. Each tāla is uniquely represented as cyclically recurring patterns of fixed time-lengths.

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Gitashastra (गीतशास्त्र, gītaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of Music (gita or samgita), which is traditionally divided in Vocal music, Instrumental music and Dance (under the jurisdiction of music). The different elements and technical terms are explained in a wide range of (often Sanskrit) literature.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Nibaddha (निबद्ध) refers to a “pattern” (eg., ‘that which is patterned like a chess-board’), according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, as the Lord said to the Bodhisattva Ratnaśrī: “[...] That Kāyabandhana universe was, son of good family, thriving, prosperous, safe, well-provided, filled with a great multitude of men, adorned with seven precious jewels, peaceful and delightful, pleasant to touch like a soft cloth, displayed by the lotus of gold from the Jāmbū river, decorated with all kinds of luminous jewels, patterned like a chess-board (aṣṭāpada-nibaddha), and even like the palm of the hand. Just like the enjoyment and entertainment of the Paranirmitavaśavartin gods, all the people in that universe, staying in celestial palace and pavilions, enjoyed food and drink as they wished”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Nibaddha.—(IE 8-1; EI 29), explained as ‘registered’. (IA 13), used in respect of a copper-plate grant and trans- lated as ‘prepared’. (IA 15), interpreted as ‘assigned’. Note: nibaddha is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nibaddha in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nibaddha : (adj.) regular; continuous; constant. (pp. of nibandhati) bound; urged; importuned.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Nibaddha, (adj.) (ni+baddha) bound down to, i.e. (1) fixed, stable, sure J. IV, 134 (bhattavetana); Miln. 398 (a°, unstable, °sayana). At DA. I, 243 two kinds of cārikā (wanderings, pilgrimages) are distinguished, viz. nibaddha° definite, regular and anibaddha° indefinite, irregular pilgrimage.—(2) asked, pressed, urged J. III, 277.—(3) nibaddhaṃ (nt. as adv.) constantly, always, continually J. I, 100, 150; III, 325; V, 95, 459; VI, 161; PvA. 267 (°vasanaka); DhA. II, 41, 52 sq. (Page 361)

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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

nibaddha (निबद्ध).—p S Firmly or fast bound, fastened, confined, restrained.

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

nibaddha (निबद्ध).—p Firmly bound, fastened.

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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

Nibaddha (निबद्ध).—p. p.

1) Bound, tied, fettered, stopped, closed &c.

2) Connected with, relating to.

3) Formed of.

4) Set or inlaid with.

5) Called as a witness; Manusmṛti 8.76.

6) Restricted, checked.

7) Composed, written; धर्मद्रुहो दमयितुश्चरितं निबद्धम् (dharmadruho damayituścaritaṃ nibaddham) Mv.1.6.

8) Covered with, enveloped.

9) Furnished with.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Nibaddha (निबद्ध).—ppp. of ni-bandh, in aṣṭāpada-ni°, adorned, laid out, marked out with (or, in) a checkerboard: Mahāvyutpatti 6062 = Tibetan mig maṅs (checkerboard) ris su bris pa (drawn or painted in the form of); Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 65.10 and 145.1 suvarṇa- sūtrāṣṭāpadanibaddhaṃ (with gold threads…). This seems to have been a fairly standard expression; vinibaddha [Page297-b+ 71] (q.v., 2) was also used; the use of vinaddha (q.v.) in the same [compound] seems to be a mere corruption.

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

Nibaddha (निबद्ध).—mfn.

(-ddhaḥ-ddhā-ddhaṃ) 1. Bound, confined. 2. Bound, costive. 3. Fixed upon, fastened to. 4. Checked, restrained, 5. Restricted to. E. ni before badh to bind, and, affix kta .

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

Nibaddha (निबद्ध).—[adjective] tied or fastened to ([locative]), dependent on ([instrumental]); joined together, built; composed or consisting of, accompanied by, endowed or adorned with (—°); enclosed, contained in, turned towards, being in or on ([locative] or —°); used, employed (word or sound).

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

1) Nibaddha (निबद्ध):—[=ni-baddha] [from ni-bandh] mfn. bound, fettered, chained, tied or fastened to, fixed on ([locative case])

2) [v.s. ...] covered with, veiled in ([instrumental case]), [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] dependent on ([instrumental case]), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] relating to, contained in ([locative case]), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

5) [v.s. ...] composed or consisting of accompanied by, furnished with, adorned or inlaid with ([compound]), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] shut up, closed, obstructed, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

7) [v.s. ...] constructed, built, [ib.]

8) [v.s. ...] composed, written down, [Rāmāyaṇa; Kālidāsa] etc.

9) [v.s. ...] used, employed as a word, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

10) [v.s. ...] called as a witness (a-n, [Manu-smṛti viii, 76])

11) [v.s. ...] confined costive, [Horace H. Wilson]

12) [v.s. ...] committed, intrusted, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

13) [v.s. ...] m. (in music) a [particular] instrument.

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

Nibaddha (निबद्ध):—[ni-baddha] (ddhaḥ-ddhā-ddhaṃ) p. Bound; checked.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Nibaddha (निबद्ध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇibaddha.

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Nibaddha 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Nibaddha (निबद्ध) [Also spelled nibaddh]:—(a) tied; joined or fastened together; intertwined; composed.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Ṇibaddha (णिबद्ध) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Nibaddha.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nibaddha (ನಿಬದ್ಧ):—

1) [adjective] tied, bound togeher.

2) [adjective] mingled, joined with cohesively or in a well-integrated manner.

3) [adjective] written; constructed (as a play, essay, etc.).

4) [adjective] obstructed; hindered.

5) [adjective] regulated; restricted (as by a law).

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Nibaddha (ನಿಬದ್ಧ):—

1) [noun] the fact or condition of being bound, tied or fastned.

2) [noun] a rule, condition or law for regulating; regulation.

3) [noun] the quality, fact or condition of being cohesive or in conformity with.

4) [noun] (mus.) a composition that conforms to the prosodic regulations.

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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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