Nikata, Nikaṭa: 18 definitions
Nikata means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Nikat.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Nikaṭa (निकट) refers to “near” (i.e., to come near someone), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.11.—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Himavat (Himālaya): “I have come to perform penance in secret on your top. Make arrangements so that none should be able to come near me [i.e., nikaṭa]. You are a noble soul, the abode of penance and permanent residence of sages, gods, demons and other great men. You are the permanent residence of brahmins and others; you are always sanctified by Gaṅgā; you render help to others and you are the lord and king of all mountains. [...]”.
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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.
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).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
nikaṭa : (nt.) neighbourhood; (adj.), near.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and 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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
nikaṭa (निकट).—ad Near, nigh, close.
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nikatā (निकता).—ad Lately, recently.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Nikaṭa (निकट).—(= Pali id.), name of an upāsaka in Nādikā: MPS 9.13.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-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: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nikaṭa (निकट).—[ni-kaṭa] (cf. kaṭa), I. adj., f. ṭā, Near. Ii. n. Proximity, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 3, 73.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nikaṭa (निकट).—[adjective] near; [substantive] nearness, proximity; nikaṭam, nikaṭe & nikaṭāt [adverb]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Nikaṭa (निकट):—[=ni-kaṭa] mf(ā)n., being at the side, near
2) [v.s. ...] m. or n. nearness, proximity (ṭam ind. near to, towards, with [genitive case] or [compound]; ṭe, ind. idem, near, at hand; ṭāt ind., away from), [Rāmāyaṇa; Pañcatantra; Kathāsaritsāgara etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nikaṭa (निकट):—[(ṭaḥ-ṭā-ṭaṃ) a.] Near.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Nikaṭa (निकट) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇiaḍa.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Nikaṭa (निकट) [Also spelled nikat]:—(adv and a) near, close, proximate; ~[dṛṣṭi] myopia, short sight; ~[dṛṣṭimattā] short-sightedness; ~[pūrva] near East; ~[vartī] adjacent; near, close, proximal; -[saṃbaṃdha] close relation/relationship; -[saṃbaṃdhī] near relation; ~[stha] close, near, proximal; •[avayava] immediate constituent; hence ~[sthatā] (nf).
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] being very near; close; proximate.
2) [adjective] intimate; closely associated.
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1) [noun] the condition or quality of being very close; proximity; nearness.
2) [noun] the space or region that is proximate.
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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