Nighata, Nighāta: 11 definitions


Nighata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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

Nighāta (निघात).—Toning down; the grave accent; the root निहन् (nihan) in its various forms is used in the sense of toning down the voice and the word निघात (nighāta) is used in the sense of the grave accent (अनुदात्तस्वर (anudāttasvara)) in the Vyakarana and Pratisakhya works; cf. also the words शेषनिघात, सर्वनिघात (śeṣanighāta, sarvanighāta), etc.; cf. समानवाक्ये निघातयुष्मदस्मदादेशाः (samānavākye nighātayuṣmadasmadādeśāḥ) P. VIII. I.18 Vart. 5.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nighāta : (m.) striking down; destroying.

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

Nighāta, (Sk. nighāta, ni+ghāta) striking down, suppressing, destroying, killing M. I, 430; Nett 189. Cp. nighāti. (Page 355)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nighāta (निघात).—

1) A blow, stroke; ज्यानिघातकठिनाङ्गुलिर्वृथा वध्यतामभययाचनाञ्जलिः (jyānighātakaṭhināṅgulirvṛthā vadhyatāmabhayayācanāñjaliḥ) R.11.78; मयि तु कृतनिघाते किं विदध्यात्- परेण (mayi tu kṛtanighāte kiṃ vidadhyāt- pareṇa) Mv.2.49.

2) Suppression or absense of accent.

3) A vowel having a grave accent.

Derivable forms: nighātaḥ (निघातः).

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

Nighāta (निघात).—i. e. ni-han, [Causal.], + a, m. Blow, stroke, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 11, 78.

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

Nighāta (निघात).—[masculine] stroke, blow.

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

1) Nighāta (निघात):—[=ni-ghāta] m. ([from] [Causal] of ni-√han) a blow, stroke, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Kāvya literature]

2) [v.s. ...] suppression or absence of accent, [Atharva-veda; Prātiśākhya]

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

Nighāta (निघात) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇihāya.

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Nighata 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

Nighāta (ನಿಘಾತ):—

1) [noun] a heavy stroke.

2) [noun] its impact.

3) [noun] a being destructed; destruction.

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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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