Nibida, Nibiḍa: 14 definitions


Nibida means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Skanda-purana

Nibiḍa (निबिड) [or nibiḍī-kṛta] refers to a “thickly crowded (place)”, according to the Skandapurāṇa 1.3b.18 (“Pārvatī’s Devotional Service to Aruṇācaleśvara”).—Accordingly, [as a certain ascetic told Pārvatī]: “To the east of Śoṇādri there is a holy spot named Sthalīśvara. Śaṃbhu is present there in the form of a refulgent Liṅga. It is a place thickly crowded (nibiḍīkṛta) by Gīrvāṇas (i.e. Devas) beginning with Viṣṇu and Brahmā. Hence, O Umā, it is not possible (for me) to perform penance there without distraction or hindrance. [...]”.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Nibiḍa (निबिड).—A mountain in the Krauñca island. (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 12, Verse 19).

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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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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Nibiḍa (निबिड) [or nibiḍībhūta] refers to “gradually tighten the gap (between hunters)”, according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “Hunting by means of artifice (kālyā) is of four kinds [...]. (b) Mūlalagnikā is that in which animals are deceived and killed by many people standing under cover of trees and gradually coming close to each other (nibiḍī-bhūta) behind them [pṛṣṭhato nibiḍībhūtaiḥ kālyante yatra vai mṛgāḥ]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nibiḍa (निबिड).—a (S) pop. nibīḍa a Thick--darkness: close, dense, impervious--a wood: heavy or hard--rain: sound--sleep.

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

nibiḍa (निबिड).—a pop. nibīḍa a Thick. Close. Heavy. Sound.

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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

Nibiḍa (निबिड).—a.

1) Dense, thick; कालिकेव निबिडा बलाकिनी (kālikeva nibiḍā balākinī) R.11. 15.

2) Hard, difficult; R.9.58; पर्यङ्कबन्धं निबिडं बिभेद (paryaṅkabandhaṃ nibiḍaṃ bibheda) Kumārasambhava 3.59. See निविड (niviḍa)

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Nibiḍa (निबिड).—a.

1) Without space or interstices, close, compact.

2) Firm, tight, fast; निबिडो मुष्टिः (nibiḍo muṣṭiḥ) R.9.58;19.44; गुरुनिविडनितम्बबिम्बभाराः (guruniviḍanitambabimbabhārāḥ) Śi.

3) Thick, impervious, dense, impenetrable; कालिकेव निबिडा बलाकिनी (kālikeva nibiḍā balākinī) R.11.15.

4) Gross, coarse.

5) Bulky, large.

6) Crookednosed.

See also (synonyms): niviḍa.

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

Nibiḍa (निबिड).—[adjective] low; thick, dense, close, tight; full of ([instrumental] or —°).

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

1) Nibiḍa (निबिड):—[=ni-biḍa] mf(ā)n. or ni-viḍa ([probably] [from] biḍa = bila, a hole; cf. ni-khila) without spaces or interstices, close, compact, thick, dense, firm, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc. full of abounding in ([instrumental case] or [compound]), [Harivaṃśa; Śakuntalā vii, 11] ([varia lectio] for ni-cita)

2) [v.s. ...] low, [Kādambarī]

3) [v.s. ...] crooked-nosed, [Pāṇini 5-2, 32; Kāśikā-vṛtti]

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a mountain, [Mahābhārata vi, 460]

5) [v.s. ...] n. crooked-nosedness, [Pāṇini 5-2, 32; Kāśikā-vṛtti]

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

Nibiḍa (निबिड) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇibiḍa.

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Nibida 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

Nibiḍa (निबिड):—(adv) impervious; dense, thick; hence ~[] (nf); —[vana] a thick/dense forest.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Ṇibiḍa (णिबिड) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Nibiḍa.

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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

Nibiḍa (ನಿಬಿಡ):—[adjective] being dense, thick; having the constituent elements abundant and close together; packed closely together.

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Nibiḍa (ನಿಬಿಡ):—

1) [noun] the condition of being dense, thick, packed closely together or very compactly.

2) [noun] the condition, qulity or fact of being abundant; abundance.

3) [noun] (rhet.) a compact composition that is not diffuse.

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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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