Nidda, Niddā: 4 definitions


Nidda means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

An upasika who was born as a vemanika peta. Vv.ii.8; VvA.117.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

niddā : (f.) sleep. || niḍḍa (nt.), nest; resting place.

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

Niddā, (f.) (Vedic nidrā, ni+drā in Sk. drāti, drāyate, Idg. *dorē; cp. Gr. (hom.) e)/draqon, Lat. dormio) sleep A. II, 48, 50; III, 251; Sn. 926 (opp. jāgariyā), 942 (see explanation at Nd1 423); J. I, 61, 192; II, 128.—niddaṃ okkamati to fall asleep Vin. I, 15 (niddā?); J. III, 538; IV, 1; DhA. I, 9; VvA. 65; PvA. 47; °ṃ upagacchati id. PvA. 43, 105, 128.

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Nidda, (nt.) (nis+dara, see darī) a cave Nd1 23 (Ep. of kāya). (Page 358)

Pali book cover
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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Ṇiḍḍa (णिड्ड) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Nīḍa.

2) Ṇiddā (णिद्दा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Nidrā.

3) Ṇiddā (णिद्दा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Nidrā.

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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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