Nikrinta, Nikṛnta: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Nikṛnta can be transliterated into English as Nikrnta or Nikrinta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Nikṛnta (निकृन्त).—(also nikṛntana? probably only by error) adj. (= Pali nikanta, Majjhimanikāya (Pali) i.364.17), cut off; common in Divyāvadāna and Avadāna-śataka in mūla-ni°, cut off at the roots; mss. regularly read so; in Divyāvadāna 539.5 they read °nikṛntana, which ed. em. °nikṛntita; otherwise edd. of both texts al- ways em. to nikṛtta, but the Pali word supports the reading of the mss. It is doubtless derived in some way from kṛntati, but the precise process is obscure to me: Divyāvadāna 192.9; 313.15; 362.17; 387.6; 400.17; 425.5; 539.5 (see above); 583.15 (in 537.14 occurs nikṛntita-mūlaṃ); Avadāna-śataka i.3.16 (one ms. here nikṛta, v.l. nikṛnta); 9.12; 24.11; 37.12; 51.2, etc.

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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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