Nicita, Nicitā: 10 definitions



Nicita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Nichita.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Nicitā (निचिता).—A holy river of ancient India. (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 9, Verse 18).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nicita : (pp. of nicināti) accumulated.

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

Nicita, (adj.) (Sk. nicita, ni+cita, of nicināti) heaped up, full, thick, massed, dense Th. 2, 480 (of hair); PvA. 221 (ussanna uparûpari nicita, of Niraya). (Page 355)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nicita (निचित).—p. p.

1) Covered, overcast, overspread; बभौ चिरं निचित इवासृजां लवैः (babhau ciraṃ nicita ivāsṛjāṃ lavaiḥ) Śi.17.14.

2) Full of, filled.

3) Raised up.

4) Piled or heaped up.

5) Constipated (as the bowels).

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

Nicita (निचित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. full, filled. 2. Covered, overspread. 3. Raised up. 4. Narrowed. E. ni before, ci to collect, affix kta.

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

Nicita (निचित).—1. [adjective] heaped or piled up, covered or endowed with, full of ([instrumental] or —°).

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Nicita (निचित).—2. [adjective] seen, visible.

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

1) Nicita (निचित):—[=ni-cita] [from ni-ci] a mfn. piled up, heaped up, erected

2) [v.s. ...] covered, overspread with, full of (with [instrumental case] or ifc.), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] constipated (as the bowels), [Suśruta]

4) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] Name of a warrior-tribe (cf. naicitya)

5) Nicitā (निचिता):—[=ni-citā] [from ni-cita > ni-ci] f. Name of a river, [Mahābhārata]

6) Nicita (निचित):—[=ni-cita] [from ni-ci] b mfn. observed, beheld, appearing, [Ṛg-veda ii, 12, 13.]

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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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