Niha, Nihā, Ni-ha: 4 definitions
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nihā (निहा).—descend, stoop.
Nihā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ni and hā (हा).
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Nihā (निहा).—[Passive][Middle] fall short, fail, be deprived of ([instrumental]).
Nihā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ni and hā (हा).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Nihā (निहा):—[=ni-hā] 1. ni-√2. hā [Ātmanepada] -jihīte √2. (3. [plural] [imperative] -jihatām), to descend, stoop, yield, [Ṛg-veda; Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra] :
—[Desiderative] jihīṣate, to wish to stoop or yield, [Atharva-veda]
2) [v.s. ...] 2. ni-√hā only [Passive voice] -hīyate, to be deficient or wanting or lost, [Ṛg-veda];
2) —to be deprived of ([instrumental case]), [Jātakamālā]Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Ṇiha (णिह) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Nibha.
2) Ṇiha (णिह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Niha.
3) Ṇiha (णिह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Sniha.
4) Ṇihā (णिहा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Nihā.
5) Ṇihā (णिहा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Nidhā.
6) Ṇihā (णिहा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Nihā.
7) Ṇihā (णिहा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Dṛś.
Ṇihā has the following synonyms: Ṇihāā.
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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