Nigranthishira, aka: Nigranthiśira, Nigranthi-shira; 1 Definition(s)


Nigranthishira means something in 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.

The Sanskrit term Nigranthiśira can be transliterated into English as Nigranthisira or Nigranthishira, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Nigranthiśira (निग्रन्थिशिर) or Nigranthiśiratā refers to “unhindered veins” and represents the eighth of the “eighty secondary characteristics” (anuvyañjana) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 83). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., nigranthi-śira). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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