Nija: 16 definitions



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

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Nija (निज) refers to “endogenous” (diseases), as mentioned in verse 4.33-34 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] avoidance of offences against wisdom, assuagement of the senses, awareness, knowledge of region, season, and constitution, (and) imitation of the conduct of sages: this method (has been) taught in brief for the non-arising of endogenous and accidental diseases [viz., nija-āgantu-vikāra] and for the alleviation of (those which have) arisen”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nija : (adj.) one's own.

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

Nija, (adj.) (Sk. nija, wth dial. j. for nitya=P. nicca) own Dāvs II. 68. Cp. niya. (Page 356)

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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

nija (निज).—a (S) Own, proper, peculiar. 2 Used as s n f One's own affairs. v sāṅga, bōla &c. Pr. nijēvāñcūna pujā nāhīṃ No one serves or honors another disinterestedly. Numerous compounds occur, esp. in poetry. The useful ones follow in order.

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nīja (नीज).—n f (nija S) One's own affairs. Pr. nijē vāñcūna pujā nāhīṃ No one cares about the concerns of another.

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nīja (नीज).—f (nidrā S) Sleep.

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

nija (निज).—a Own, proper, peculiar. 8 n f One's own affairs. Pr. nijēvāñcūna pūjā nāhīṃ. No one serves or honours another disinterestedly.

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nīja (नीज).—n f Sleep. See nija.

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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

Nija (निज).—a. [nitarāṃ jāyate nijan-ḍa]

1) Innate, indigenous, native, inborn, congenial.

2) Own, one's own, relating to one-self, of one's own party or country; निजं वपुः पुन- रनयन्निजां रुचिम् (nijaṃ vapuḥ puna- ranayannijāṃ rucim) Śi.17.4; R.3.15;18.27; Ms.2.5.

3) Peculiar.

4) Continual, perpetual. -m. (pl.) One's own people.

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

Nija (निज).—mfn.

(-jaḥ-jā-jaṃ) 1. Own. 2. Perpetual, eternal. 3. Peculiar. E. ni implying continuance, and ja what is produced. nitarāṃ jāyate ni + jana-ḍa .

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

Nija (निज).—[ni-ja] (vb. jan), adj. Own, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 50.

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

Nija (निज).—[adjective] inborn, indigenous, native, own; [with] ripu [masculine] a foe in one’s own camp. In [later language] = a poss. [pronoun] of all persons.

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

1) Nija (निज):—[=ni-ja] mf(ā)n. (√jan) innate, native, of one’s own party or country (with ripu m. an enemy in one’s own country, [Hitopadeśa]; m. [plural] one’s own people, [Rājataraṅgiṇī])

2) [v.s. ...] constant, continual, [Atharva-veda; Brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc. (in later Sanskṛt used as a reflex. possess. [pronoun] = sva, my own, his own, our own etc.)

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

Nija (निज):—[ni-ja] (jaḥ-jā-jaṃ) a. Own; eternal.

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

Nija (निज) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ṇia, Ṇialla.

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Nija 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

Nija (निज) [Also spelled nij]:—(a) own, one’s own; —[karake] particularly; personally; —[] personal, one’s own; ~[tā/~tva] characteristic, characteristic quality; personal element; ~[sva] (one’s) due.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nija (ನಿಜ):—

1) [adjective] existing naturally or present since birth rather than acquired; innate; inborn.

2) [adjective] of one’s own; relating to one-self.

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Nija (ನಿಜ):—

1) [noun] the quality or condition of being natural, innate or inborn (as opp. to the one that is acquired); innateness; naturalness.

2) [noun] that which is true or the quality of being true; truth; fact.

3) [noun] that which is eternal and the final truth; the soul.

4) [noun] freedom of the soul from the cycle of births and deaths; salvation; beatitude.

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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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