Nikata, aka: Nikaṭa; 8 Definition(s)


Nikata means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

1. Nikata

An upasaka of Natika. After death he was born in the Suddhavasa, there to pass away. S.v.358f.;D.ii.91f.

2. Nikata

One of several eminent theras mentioned as staying in the Kutagarasala in Vesali. When the Buddha came there, Licchavis crowded out the place with all their retinues, and Nikata and his coleagues, desiring solitude, retired to the Gosingasalavana. A.v.133f.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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nikaṭa : (nt.) neighbourhood; (adj.), near.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Nikata, (adj.) (Sk. nikṛta, ni+karoti “done down”) deceived, cheated M. I, 511 (+vañcita paladdha); S. IV, 307 (+vañcita paluddha). (Page 351)

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

nikaṭa (निकट).—ad (S) Near, nigh, close.

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nikaṭa (निकट).—f See nikaḍa. Urging &c.

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nikatā (निकता).—ad decl Lately, recently, a while ago.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nikaṭa (निकट).—ad Near, nigh, close.

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nikaṭa (निकट).—

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nikatā (निकता).—ad Lately, recently.

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

Nikaṭa (निकट).—a. Near, close, hard by, proximate.

-ṭaḥ, -ṭam Proximity. (nikaṭe is used adverbially in the sense of 'near', 'at hand', 'hard' or 'close by', vahati nikaṭe kālasrotaḥ samastabhayāvaham Śānti 3.2.).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nikaṭa (निकट).—(= Pali id.), n. of an upāsaka in Nādikā: MPS 9.13.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Nikaṭa (निकट).—mfn.

(-ṭaḥ-ṭā-ṭaṃ) 1. Near, proximate. 2. Kinless, solitary. E. ni, and kaṭac affix; or ni prefixed to kaṭ to go to or towards, affix ac.

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