Nikkama, Nikkāma: 3 definitions


Nikkama means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nikkama in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nikkāma : (adj.) without craving or lust. || nikkāma

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

Nikkama, (n. -adj.) (Sk. niṣkrama; nis+kama) exertion, strength, endurance. The orig. meaning of “going forth” is quite obliterated by the fig. meaning (cp. nikkhamati & nekkhamma) A. I, 4; III, 214; Vv 187 (=viriya VvA. 96); Dhs. 13, 22, 219, 571; Vism. 132; Miln. 244 (+ārambha).—(adj.) strong in (-°), enduring, exerting oneself S. I, 194 (tibba°); V, 66, 104 sq.; Sn. 68 (daḷha°, cp. Nd2 under padhānavā), 542 (sacca°). (Page 352)

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Nikkāma, (adj.) (Sk. niṣkāma, nis+kāma) without craving or lust, desireless Sn. 1131 (=akāmakāmin Nd2 340; pahīnakāma SnA 605 with v. l. : nikkāma). Cp. next. (Page 353)

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context information

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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Ṇikkama (णिक्कम) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Niṣkram.

2) Ṇikkama (णिक्कम) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Niṣkrama.

3) Ṇikkāma (णिक्काम) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Niṣkāma.

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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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