Nihnuta: 7 definitions


Nihnuta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Nihnuta (निह्नुत) refers to “(having) concealed”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.4 (“Search for Kārttikeya and his conversation with Nandin”).—Accordingly, as Śiva said to the Gods: “O gods, listen to my words. Has Pārvatī’s statement been heard by you? Where has my unfailing semen gone? By whom has it been concealed (nihnuta)? If he, out of fear, falls at my feet quickly he may not be punished. If a king, competent enough, does not rule firmly he will be harrassed by the subjects. He cannot be a protector”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nihnuta (निह्नुत).—p. p.

1) Denied, disowned.

2) Concealed, dissembled.

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

Nihnuta (निह्नुत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Concealed, secreted. 2. Denied, evaded. E. ni before, hnu to secrete aff. kta.

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

Nihnuta (निह्नुत).—[adjective] denied, disowned, concealed, secreted, hidden, covered, falsely represented.

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

Nihnuta (निह्नुत):—[=ni-hnuta] [from ni-hnu] mfn. denied, disowned, concealed, hidden, secreted, given out for something else, [Ratnāvalī; Kathāsaritsāgara; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

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

Nihnuta (निह्नुत):—[ni-hnuta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) p. Concealed, secreted; denied, evaded.

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

Nihnuta (निह्नुत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇiṇhuya.

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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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