Nij: 9 definitions


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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nij (निज्).—3 U. (nenekti, nenikte, praṇenekti, nikta)

1) To wash, cleanse, purify; सस्नुः पयः पपुरनेनिजुरम्बराणि (sasnuḥ payaḥ papuranenijurambarāṇi) Śiśupālavadha 5.28.

2) To wash or clean oneself, to be purified (Ā.).

3) To nourish. -With निस् (nis) to wash, clean, purify; तोयनिर्णिक्त- पाणयः (toyanirṇikta- pāṇayaḥ) R.17.22; Y.1.191; Manusmṛti 5.127.

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

Ṇij (णिज्).—[(i) ṇiji] r. 2nd cl. (niṃkte praṇiṃkte) To kiss; the cleanse, (au, ira) auṇijira r. 3rd cl. (nenekti nenikte) 1. To nurture, to cherish or maintain. 2. To purify, to cleanse.

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

Nij (निज्).— ii. 3, [Parasmaipada.] [Ātmanepada.] 1. To cleanse, Mahābhārata 7, 8531. 2. † To nourish.

— With the prep. nis nis, nirṇikta 1. Sprinkled, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 127. 2. Polished, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 28, 27. 3. Purified, Mahābhārata 12, 9735. 4. Cleared up, explained, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 11220.

— With parinis pari -nis To wash, Mahābhārata 5, 1399.

— Cf. probably .

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

Nij (निज्).—[participle] nikta (q.v.), [Intensive] nenekti, nenikte wash, cleanse, purify; [Middle] refl.

ava = [Simple]; [Causative] avanejayati cause to wash off. abhyava A.[Middle] wash, cleanse; [Causative] = [preceding] [Causative] nis A. wash off, cleanse; [Middle] wash, dress, or adorn one’s self. pra wash off, cleanse. vi wipe off. — Cf. nirṇikta.

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

1) Nij (निज्):—[class] 2. [Ātmanepada] niṅkte, [Dhātupāṭha xxiv, 16];—[class] 3. [Parasmaipada][Ātmanepada] nenekti, nenikte ([Intensive]?; cf. below), [Dhātupāṭha xxv, 11] (from the [present tense] stem only 2 [plural] [imperative] ninikta, [Ṛg-veda], p. nijāna, [ib.], nije = ninije, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]; [perfect tense] nineja, ninije [grammar]; [future], nekṣyati, nektā, [ib.]; [Aorist] anijam, jan, [Atharva-veda]; anaikṣīt, nikṣi, [ib.]; [indeclinable participle] niktvā, [Brāhmaṇa]; -nijya, [ib.]; [dative case] [infinitive mood] -nije, [Ṛg-veda]),

—to wash, cleanse, purify ([Ātmanepada] one’s self), [Ṛg-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc.;

—to nourish, [Dhātupāṭha] :—[Passive voice] nijyate, to be washed etc., [Mahābhārata] :—[Causal] nejayati, [Brāhmaṇa];—[Aorist] anīnijat [grammar]:—[Desiderative] ninikṣati [grammar]:—[Intensive] nenekti, nenikte (cf. above; [Potential] neniyāt, [Manu-smṛti viii, 396]; nenijīsti, nenijyate [grammar]),

—to wash (one’s self).

2) cf. [Greek] νίζω for νιγ-ζω ; [Anglo-Saxon] nicor; [German] Nix, Nixe.

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

Ṇij (णिज्):—(la, i) niṃkte 2. d. To cleanse with; (li, au, ira) nenekti to cherish; nenikte 3. c. To purify.

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Nij 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

Nij in Hindi refers in English to:—(a) own, one’s own; —[karake] particularly; personally; —[ka] personal, one’s own; ~[ta/~tva] characteristic, characteristic quality; personal element; ~[sva] (one’s) due..—nij (निज) is alternatively transliterated as Nija.

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