Nihita: 18 definitions


Nihita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Nihit.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Nihita (निहित).—Separated with the intervention of a consonant. The word is used in connection with the detached first part of a compound word not followed immediately by a vowel; cf. अनिहतं अव्यवहितम् (anihataṃ avyavahitam) Uvvata on V. Pr. V. 30.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Nihita (निहित) refers to “that which is (visibly present) within (the mantras)”, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] The accomplished (form of the) Command is visibly present within the mantras (mantra-nihita) in the field of (vision) of the Siddhas. Thus, this is the lineage of the Siddhas characterized as that of the teacher and the god. The Śāmbhava awakening dawns by the descent of (his) Command (onto his disciple)”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Agriculture (Krishi) and Vrikshayurveda (study of Plant life)

Source: Shodhganga: Drumavichitrikarnam—Plant mutagenesis in ancient India

Nihita (निहित) refers to “soaking seeds (in a mixture of flesh and fish water)”, as prescribed by certain bio-organical recipes for plant mutagenesis, according to the Viśvavallabha-Vṛkṣāyurveda by Cakrapāṇi-Miśra (1580 CE): an encyclopedic work dealing with the principles of ancient Indian agriculture and horticulture.—Accordingly, “The seed of a ripened Mangifera indica should be placed in soaked (nihita) fish and flesh stock for seven days. It should then be dried well in the heat of the sun. Then it should be soaked in a mixture of milk, clarified butter and oil of Alangium salviifolium and sown. This produces a Solanum indicum tree that creates wonder in the world”.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Nihita (निहित) refers to “depositing (faults)”, according to the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi [i.e., Cakrasamvara Meditation] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “I confess to making pleasurable intoxicants, depositing faults (nihita-doṣa), completely, in front again, making the most excellent union, disciple Khaḍga Jinottama, Arhat, Buddha, capable, good, agreeable (and) awake, I bow completely, the triad, Jinaratna, etc., I am taking as much refuge, with my whole soul, bestowing awakened mind, the best path, practicing yoga in this manner. Vow being, knowledge being, observe one motion”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nihita : (pp. of nidahati) deposited; buried some treasure.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Nihita, (adj.) (Sk. nihita, pp. of ni+dhā, see dahati) put down, put into, applied, settled; laid down, given up, renounced. As °- often in the sense of a prep. = without, e.g. °daṇḍa °sattha without stick & sword (see daṇḍa ... ) D. I, 70 (°paccāmitta); Pv IV. 326 (su° well applied); PvA. 252 (bhasma-nihita thrown into the ashes); Sdhp. 311. (Page 375)

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nihita (निहित).—p S Delivered or committed unto: also placed or deposited.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

nihita (निहित).—p Delivered, placed.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nihita (निहित).—p. p.

1) Placed, laid, lodged, situated, deposited; उत्तीर निहितविवृत्तलोचनेन (uttīra nihitavivṛttalocanena) Kirātārjunīya 7.34.

2) Delivered, entrusted.

3) Bestowed upon; applied to.

4) Inserted infixed.

5) Treasured up.

6) Held.

7) Laid (as dust).

8) Uttered in a deep tone.

9) Encamped (as an army).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nihita (निहित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Deposited, delivered, given, entrusted. 2. Applied to, bestowed upon. 3. Laid, (as dust by rain.) E. ni before, dhā to have, aff. kta; hirādeśaḥ .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nihita (निहित).—[adjective] laid (down), situated, deposited, hidden, kept, turned, placed, fixed, given, delivered.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Nihita (निहित):—[from ni-dhā] a See sub voce p.564.

2) [=ni-hita] b mfn. (√1. dhā) laid, placed, deposited, fixed or kept in ([locative case]), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

3) [v.s. ...] delivered, given, bestowed, intrusted, [ib.]

4) [v.s. ...] laid down or aside, removed (See below), laid (as dust by rain), [Ghaṭakarpara]

5) [v.s. ...] encamped (as an army), [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]

6) [v.s. ...] uttered in a deep tone, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā-prātiśākhya] (cf. ni-hata).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nihita (निहित):—[ni-hita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Deposited, delivered; applied to; bestowed on; laid (as dust).

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Nihita (निहित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇihia.

[Sanskrit to German]

Nihita in German

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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.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Nihita (निहित) [Also spelled nihit]:—(a) inherent, implied; vested; —[svārtha] vested interest.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nihita (ನಿಹಿತ):—

1) [adjective] kept; placed; put.

2) [adjective] filled, loaded or fraught with.

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Nihita (ನಿಹಿತ):—

1) [noun] a thing that is kept, placed in a particular place, manner or condition.

2) [noun] that with which something is filled, loaded.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Nihita (निहित):—adj. 1. contained; retained; 2. delivered; entrusted; 3. thrust; inserted; pushed;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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