Nikkaruna, Nikkaruṇā, Nikkaruṇa: 4 definitions
Nikkaruna 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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nikkaruṇa : (adj.) merciless, heartless.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Nikkaruṇa, (adj.) (nis+karuṇa, adj. of karuṇā) without compassion, heartless Sn. 244 (=sattānaṃ anatthakāma); Sdhp. 508. (Page 352)
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Nikkaruṇā, (f.) (Sk. niṣkaruṇatā; nis+karuṇā) heartlessness PvA. 55. (Page 352)
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.
Ṇikkaruṇa (णिक्करुण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Niṣkaruṇa.
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.
Nikkaruṇa (ನಿಕ್ಕರುಣ):—[noun] want of pity, compassion; pitilessness; ruthlessness.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Nikkarunata.
Full-text: Nishkarunika, Nishkaruna.
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