Nihshesha, Niḥśeṣa, Nishshesha, Niśśeṣa: 19 definitions

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Nihshesha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

The Sanskrit terms Niḥśeṣa and Niśśeṣa can be transliterated into English as Nihsesa or Nihshesha or Nissesa or Nishshesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Source: Google Books: Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences (Astronomy)

Niḥśeṣa (निःशेष) refers to a “range (of astral science)”, according to Hemavijaya Gaṇin’s Kathāratnākara (A.D. 1600).—Accordingly, “The Brāhmaṇa, who is especially well-versed in the whole range of astral science [i.e., niḥśeṣa-Jyotiḥśāstra-kuśala], wore a forehead mark made of saffron and rice-grains—{The round vessel is made of ten palas of copper. In the ghaṭikā [bowl] the height should be made of six aṅgulas. The diameter there should be made to the measure of twelve aṅgulas. The good cherish a water clock that holds sixty palas of water}—dropped the bowl, made fully according to the aforementioned prescriptions, in a basin filled with clean water at the time of the setting of the divine sun”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Niḥśeṣa (निःशेष) (cf. Aśeṣa) refers to “all things”, according to the Khacakrapañcakastotra (“hymn to the five wheels of emptiness”) by Jñānanetra, the founder of the Kashmiri Kālīkrama.—Accordingly, “I bow to the Great Reality, the venerable (goddess) Maṅgalā, she who is the mother of all things, the energy of Śiva, the awesome power of consciousness. (I praise her) the great wave of the Great Reality filled with all things [i.e., niḥśeṣa-pūrita], (she who is) the light of the Inexplicable, the Sun, Moon and the Fire of (universal) destruction”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nissesa : (adj.) entire; whole.

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

Nissesa, (adj.) (nis+sesa) whole, entire; nt. Acc. as adv. nissesaṃ entirely, completely Nd2 533. (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

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

niśśēṣa (निश्शेष).—a (S) That is without remainder; complete, whole, entire. 2 as ad Wholly, utterly, altogether, quite.

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

niḥśēṣa (निःशेष).—a See niśśēṣa.

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

niśśēṣa (निश्शेष).—a That is without remainder; complete, whole. ad Wholly, alto- gether, quite.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Niḥśeṣa (निःशेष).—a. [nirgataḥ śeṣo yasya] Whole, complete, entire; निःशेषविश्राणितकोशजातम् (niḥśeṣaviśrāṇitakośajātam) R.5.1.

-ṣam, -ṣeṇa ind. Wholly, completely, totally, entirely.

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

Niḥśeṣa (निःशेष).—mfn.

(-ṣaḥ-ṣā-ṣaṃ) Complete, entire. E. niḥ for nir negative, and śeṣa remainder; also niśśeṣa.

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

Niḥśeṣa (निःशेष).—adj., f. ṣā, 1. without leaving a residue, without sparing anybody or anything, completely destroyed, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 256; Mahābhārata 2, 1531. 2. all, whole, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 21. ºṣam, ṣa + tas, adv. completely, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 24, 83.

Niḥśeṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and śeṣa (शेष).

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

Niḥśeṣa (निःशेष).—[adjective] having no remainder, whole, entire; [accusative] [with] kṛ = niśeṣay (q.v.). °—, [instrumental] & [adverb] in tas entirely, completely. — Cf. aśeṣa.

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

1) Niḥśeṣa (निःशेष):—[=niḥ-śeṣa] [from niḥ] mf(ā)n. without remainder, (either =) finished, passed away (kalpa), [Harivaṃśa] (ṣaṃkṛ to destroy completely, [Mahābhārata])

2) [v.s. ...] (or =) complete, whole, entire, all, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] at beg. of [compound] (= ṣam ind., or ṣeṇa ind.) totally, completely

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

Niḥśeṣa (निःशेष):—[niḥ-śeṣa] (ṣaḥ-ṣā-ṣaṃ) a. Complete, entire.

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

Niḥśeṣa (निःशेष) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇissesa.

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Nihshesha 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Ṇissesa (णिस्सेस) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Niḥśeṣa.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nihshesha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Niḥśēṣa (ನಿಃಶೇಷ):—[adjective] that is having or has left, no remainder.

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Niḥśēṣa (ನಿಃಶೇಷ):—

1) [noun] the condition of (something) leaving no remainder.

2) [noun] a complete destruction.

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Niśśēṣa (ನಿಶ್ಶೇಷ):—

1) [adjective] suppressing or subsiding (another).

2) [adjective] not leaving any remainder (as when being divided by another quantity); remainderless.

3) [adjective] not leaving any mark or trace (as when being destroyed).

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Niśśēṣa (ನಿಶ್ಶೇಷ):—

1) [noun] that which is divided completely (without leaving a remainder).

2) [noun] a complete destruction (without leaving a trace).

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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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