Nigara, Nigāra: 10 definitions


Nigara means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Nigāra (निगार).—A kind of sound which apparently is made up of a combination of three phonetic elements ह्, म् (h, m) and नासिक्य (nāsikya). It is a peculiar sound through both the mouth and the nose, although no specific place of production is assigned to it; cf अविशेषस्थानौ संस्वांदनिगारौ। हकार-मकारनासिक्या वा निगारे (aviśeṣasthānau saṃsvāṃdanigārau| hakāra-makāranāsikyā vā nigāre) R.T.11.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II)

Nigara (निगर) is the name of a Vākchomā (‘verbal secrect sign’) which has its meaning defined as ‘dehi’ according to chapter 8 of the 9th-century Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja, a scripture belonging to the Buddhist Cakrasaṃvara (or Saṃvara) scriptural cycle. These Vākchomās (viz., nigara) are meant for verbal communication and can be regarded as popular signs, since they can be found in the three biggest works of the Cakrasaṃvara literature.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nigara (निगर).—&c. See under निगॄ (nigṝ).

Derivable forms: nigaraḥ (निगरः).

See also (synonyms): raṇa.

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Nigara (निगर) or Nigāra (निगार).—Swallowing, devouring.

Derivable forms: nigaraḥ (निगरः), nigāraḥ (निगारः).

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

Nigara (निगर).—m.

(-raḥ) Eating, swallowing E. ni in, gṝ to swallow, affix ap.

Nigara can also be spelled as Nigāra (निगार).

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Nigāra (निगार).—m.

(-raḥ) Swallowing. E. ni prefixed to gṝ to swallow, affix ghañ; also nigara .

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

1) Nigara (निगर):—[=ni-gara] a raṇa etc. See ni- √gṝ.

2) [=ni-gara] [from ni-gṝ] b m. eating, swallowing, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) Nigāra (निगार):—[=ni-gāra] [from ni-gṝ] m. swallowing, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Nigara (निगर):—[ni-gara] (raḥ) 1. m. A swallow.

2) Nigāra (निगार):—[ni-gāra] (raḥ) 1. m. Swallowing.

[Sanskrit to German]

Nigara 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Ṇigara (णिगर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Nikara.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nigara (ನಿಗರ):—

1) [noun] the quality that pleases the eyes; beauty.

2) [noun] a beautiful thing.

3) [noun] that which fits in properly, neatly; an apt or matching thing.

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Nigara (ನಿಗರ):—

1) [noun] a crowd of people.

2) [noun] a pile or mound of things, usu. jumbled together; a heap.

3) [noun] a number of things tied together; a bundle.

4) [noun] the essential being which makes something what it is; essence.

5) [noun] a befitting gift or presentation.

6) [noun] a treasure or the best of anything.

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Nigara (ನಿಗರ):—[noun] exact; precise; accurate.

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Nigara (ನಿಗರ):—[noun] the quality of being accurate; precision; exactness.

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Nigāra (ನಿಗಾರ):—[noun] the act or an instance of swallowing hastily and in large quantities.

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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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