Nigha, Nīgha: 8 definitions


Nigha 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: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nīgha : (m.) misery; confusion.

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

1) Nigha, 2 (nt.) (prob. ni+gha=Sk. °gha of hanati (see also P. °gha), to kill; unless abstracted from anigha as in prec. nigha1) killing, destruction Th. 2, 491 (=maraṇasampāpana ThA. 288). (Page 355)

2) Nigha, 1 (nīgha) (adj. -n.) is invented by Com. & scholiasts to explain the combination anigha (anīgha sporadic, e.g. S. V, 57). But this should be divided an-īgha instead of a-nīgha.—(m.) rage, trembling, confusion, only in formula rāgo n. doso n. moho n. explaining the adj. anīgha. Thus at S. IV, 292=Nd2 45; S. V, 57.—(adj.) anigha not trembling, undisturbed, calm (see etym. under īgha=Sk. ṛgh of ṛghāyati to tremble, rage, rave) S. I, 54; IV, 291; J. V, 343. Otherwise always combined with nirāsa: S. I, 12=23, 141; Sn. 1048, 1060, 1078. explained correctly at SnA 590 by rāgādi-īgha-virahita. Spelling anīgha J. III, 443 (Com. niddukkha); Pv IV. 134 (+nirāsa; explained by niddukkha PvA. 230). anīgha also at It. 97 (+chinnasaṃsaya); Ud. 76; Dh. 295 (v. l. aniggha; explained by niddukkha DhA. III, 454). (Page 355)

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Nīgha, (in anīgha) see nigha1. (Page 375)

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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

nighā (निघा).—f nighādāsta f ( P) nighābānī f ( P) Care or heed in looking after, tending, or keeping; regard or attention to. v kara, ṭhēva, pāha.

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

nighā (निघा).—f nighādāsta f nighābānī f (nigā) Care or heed, tending, regard or attention to.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nigha (निघ).—a. As high as broad.

-ghaḥ 1 A ball.

2) Sin.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Nigha (निघ).—m. (also nīgha, q.v., and compare anigha), evil, sin: Mahāvyutpatti 7308 = Tibetan sdig pa, sin. In Pali only anigha, anīgha seem to be in real use; nigha and nīgha are given in comms. and said to mean dukkha; they have the look of ab- stractions from anigha (anīgha); alternatively the comms. analyze an-īgha. Real [etymology] of anigha uncertain. But [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] seems clearly to have used nigha, and probably nīgha, independently (tho perhaps by secondary back- formation from an°).

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Nīgha (नीघ).—m. (see nigha, anigha), evil: Mahāvastu ii.374.23, by Senart's plausible em., na tasya nīgho (mss. nīyo) bhavati janasya, to that man no evil comes; the Pali dukkha, given by Pali comms. for nīgha, fits here very well.

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

Nigha (निघ).—m.

(-ghaḥ) 1. A round or circle, a ball, any thing whose height and circumference are equal. 2. A tree. 3. Sin. E. ni before, han to kill, affix ka, deriv irr.

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

1) Nigha (निघ):—[=ni-gha] mfn. (√han) as high as broad (= viṣvak-sama), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] (?) equally distant (as trees), [Pāṇini 3-3, 87; Kāśikā-vṛtti]

3) [v.s. ...] m. anything whose height and circumference are equal (as a circle a ball etc.), [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] sin (cf. a-gha), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] m. (also) a pointed instrument for boring holes in jewels etc., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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. 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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