Nigam, Ni-gam: 6 definitions


Nigam means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

India history and geography

Source: Tessitori Collection I (history)

Nigam refers to one of the twelve Kāyastha groups from Māthurā, according to the “Samoṣaṇa Kāitha Māthura-rāsa” (dealing with caste history), and is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—In between the work deals with the legendary origin of the Kāyasthas as sons of Citragupta, himself born from Brahmā’s body. The Māthura Kāyasthas are one of the twelve Kāyastha groups. (In modern terms, e.g., Nigam, [...]).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Nigam is another spelling for निगम [nigama].—n. 1. the Veda; 2. any word or words quoted from the Vedas; a Vedic sentence; 3. path; way; route; 4. corporation; 5. association; organization;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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