Nigranthishirata, aka: Nigranthiśiratā, Nigranthi-shirata; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Nigranthiśiratā can be transliterated into English as Nigranthisirata or Nigranthishirata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Nigranthiśiratā (निग्रन्थिशिरता) or Nigranthiśira 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-śiratā). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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