Nida, Nīḍa: 16 definitions


Nida means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Nīḍa (नीड) is a Sanskrit technical term denoting a “residence” in general, according to the lists of synonyms given in the Samarāṅgaṇa-sūtradhāra XVIII.8-9, which is a populair treatise on Vāstuśāstra literature.

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Nīḍa (नीड) refers to “niche, false skylight § 1.8.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Nīḍa (नीड) refers to “nests” (i.e., within a tree), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.40.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] after going beyond Alakā, the capital of the king of Yakṣas and the Saugandhika park, they saw the fig-tree of Śiva. The fig tree had steady shade all round. It had a number of suspended branches without hanging roots. Its height was a hundred Yojanas. It had no nests (i.e., nir-nīḍa) on it. It afforded protection from heat. It was the place where Śiva practised Yoga. It was divine. It was resorted to by other Yogins. It was great and excellent. It could be seen only by the excessively meritorious persons. It was beautiful and sacred”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nīḍa (नीड).—n m S A bird's nest.

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nīda (नीद).—f (nidrā S) Sleep.

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

nīda (नीद).—f Sleep.

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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

Nida (निद).—a. Censuring.

-dam Poison; (also nidā).

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Nīḍa (नीड).—[nitarāṃ milanti khagā atra ni-il-ka lasya ḍaḥ Tv.]

1) A bird's nest; अंसव्यापि शकुन्तनीडनिचितम् (aṃsavyāpi śakuntanīḍanicitam) Ś.7.11; नीडारम्भैर्गृहबलिभुजामाकुलग्रामचैत्याः (nīḍārambhairgṛhabalibhujāmākulagrāmacaityāḥ) Me.

2) A bed, couch.

3) A lair, den.

4) The interior or a seat of a carriage; एकरश्म्येकदमनमेकनीडं द्विकूबरम् (ekaraśmyekadamanamekanīḍaṃ dvikūbaram) Bhāgavata 4.26.2.

5) A place in general, abode, resting place.

Derivable forms: nīḍaḥ (नीडः), nīḍam (नीडम्).

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

Nida (निद).—mfn.

(-daḥ-dā-daṃ) Abusive. n.

(-daṃ) Poison, venom. E. ni affirmative prefix, do to destroy, affix ḍa or nidi-ka, vā nalopaḥ .

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Nīḍa (नीड).—mn.

(-ḍaḥ-ḍaṃ) 1. Nest 2. A place, a spot. E. ni before, iṅ to go, aff. ghañ or ni + ila-ka, ḍasya-laḥ .

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

Nīḍa (नीड).—i. e. probably ni-sad + a, m. 1. A nest, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 96, 28. 2. A den, 4, 43, 17. 3. The seat, or the inner room of a chariot, 5, 40, 14.

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

Nidā (निदा).—[feminine] blame, contempt.

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Nīḍa (नीड).—[masculine] [neuter] resting-place, [especially] a bird’s nest; the interior or seat of a carriage.

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

1) Nidā (निदा):—a f. blame, contempt, [ib. 1.]

2) Nida (निद):—m. or n. poison, venom, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Nidā (निदा):—[=ni-dā] b. ni-√4. [Parasmaipada] -dyati, to bind on, fasten, [Ṛg-veda]

4) Nīḍa (नीड):—mn. (nīLa) (ni + √sad) any place for settling down, resting-place, abode, ([especially]) a bird’s nest, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

5) the interior or seat of a carriage, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata] etc.; place, spot (= sthāna), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) cf. [Latin] nīdus; [German] Nest; [English] nest.

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

1) Nida (निद):—(daḥ) 1. m. A poison.

2) Nīḍa (नीड):—[nī-ḍa] (ḍaḥ-ḍaṃ) 1. m. n. A nest; a place.

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

Nidā (निदा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ṇiā, Ṇiḍḍa.

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Nida 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

Nīḍa (नीड):—(nm) a nest; -[kā paṃchī] homesick (person).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nīḍa (ನೀಡ):—

1) [noun] a receptacle made by a bird for its eggs and young; a nest.

2) [noun] a place of protection, rest, retreat or lodging.

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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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