Nihina, Nihīna: 4 definitions
Nihina 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.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
nihīna : (adj.) low; vile; base. (pp. of nihīyati), come to ruin; been destroyed.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Nihīna, (adj.) (Sk. nihīna, pp. of nihīyati or nihāyati) lost; degraded, low, vile, base; inferior, little, insignificant S. I, 12; Sn. 890; Nd1 105, 194; PvA. 198 (jāti° low-born); Sdhp. 86. Opp. to seyya J. VI, 356 sq.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Low, vile; निहीनमुपतिष्ठेयं शार्दूली क्रोष्टुकं यथा (nihīnamupatiṣṭheyaṃ śārdūlī kroṣṭukaṃ yathā) Mb.3.278.29.
-naḥ A low man, one of vile origin.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) A low man, an outcast. E. ni before, hīna abandoned.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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