Nigam, Ni-gam: 4 definitions

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Nigam means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Nigam (निगम्).—settle down, approach (also sex.), get at, incur, undergo.

Nigam is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ni and gam (गम्).

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

Nigam (निगम्):—[=ni-√gam] [Parasmaipada] -gacchati (often [wrong reading] -yacchati), to settle down upon or near ([accusative] or [locative case]), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda];—inire feminam, [Ṛg-veda];

—to enter, resort to, undergo, incur, become (with [accusative] e.g. śāntim, to become pacified, [Bhagavad-gītā]);

—to enter id est. be inserted, [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra] (cf. ni-gama below);

—to acquire knowledge, [Horace H. Wilson] :

—[Causal] gamayati, to cause to enter, insert, [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra];

—to conclude, sum up, [Kirātārjunīya i, 25 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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

Nigam (निगम्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇiaccha.

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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

Nigam in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) the Vedas or any portion thereof; a corporation..—nigam (निगम) is alternatively transliterated as Nigama.

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