Nihaya, Nihāya: 3 definitions
Nihaya means something in Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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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nihāya (निहाय).—This word from A Extremity or bound, is attached to territorial designations, as mahālanihāya, jilhēnihāya, maujēnihāya, gāṃvanihāya &c., importing Throughout the Mahals, Zillas &c. Sometimes it is found attached to nouns of other classes, still in the sense Throughout; as pāṭīlanihāya, mahāranihāya Through or amongst all the Paṭils.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
nihāya (निहाय).—Extremity or bound, is attached to territorial designations, as mahāla- nihāya, jilhēnihāya &c., importing. Throughout the Mahâls, Zilla's &c.
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.
1) Ṇihaya (णिहय) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Nihata.
2) Ṇihaya (णिहय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Nikhāta.
3) Ṇihāya (णिहाय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Nighāta.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Nihayat, Nihayata.
Ends with: Anihaya, Panihaya, Vinihaya.
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