Niga: 9 definitions


Niga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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

Niga, in gavaya-gokaṇṇa-nig-âdīnaṃ DhsA. 331 is misprint for miga. (Page 354)

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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

nigā (निगा).—Commonly nighā &c.

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

nigā (निगा).—Commonly nighā &c.

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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

Niga (निग).—1 P.

1) To go to, attain, acquire, obtain; यत्र दुःखान्तं च निगच्छति (yatra duḥkhāntaṃ ca nigacchati) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 18.36;9.31.

2) To get knowledge, learn.

3) To be inserted.

4) To enter (with acc. or loc.).

Derivable forms: nigam (निगम्).

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

Nigā (निगा).—accompany with song, sing, proclaim.

Nigā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ni and (गा).

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

1) Niga (निग):—mfn. bound, fettered (?), [Kāṭhaka]

2) Nigā (निगा):—[=ni-gā] -√1. ([Aorist] ny-agāt, ni-gām), to enter, come or get into, attach one’s self to ([accusative]), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Mahābhārata]

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Niga 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Niga (ನಿಗ):—[noun] (usu. used in dupl.) an onomatopoeic word formed by imitating the natural sound of fire burning ablaze.

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Niga (ನಿಗ):—[noun] = ನಿಗಾ [niga].

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Nigā (ನಿಗಾ):—

1) [noun] watchful attention.

2) [noun] the condition, fact or an instance of being responsible; responsibility; accountability.

3) [noun] ನಿಗಾ ಇಡು [niga idu] nigā iḍu to carefully watch; to give a watchful attention to; ನಿಗಾ ತೆಗೆದುಕೊ [niga tegeduko] nigā tegeduko = ನಿಗಾ ನೋಡು [niga nodu]. ನಿಗಾ ನೋಡು [niga nodu] nigānōḍu = to take care of; to look after.

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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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