Nimilana, Nimīlana: 10 definitions

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Introduction:

Nimilana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 Nimilan.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nimīlana : (nt.) winking.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nimīlana (निमीलन).—

1) Shutting the eyelids, winking; नयननिमीलनखिन्नया यया ते (nayananimīlanakhinnayā yayā te) Gīt.4; Amaru.33.

2) Closing the eyes in death, death.

3) (In astr.) Total eclipse.

Derivable forms: nimīlanam (निमीलनम्).

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

Nimīlana (निमीलन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Death, dying. 2. Twinkling of the eye, shutting of the eyelids, winking. 3. Total eclipse. E. ni before, mīl to disappear, &c. affix bhāve lyuṭ .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nimīlana (निमीलन).—[ni-mīl + ana], n. Shutting the eye-lids, [Amaruśataka, (ed. Calcutt.)] 33.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nimīlana (निमीलन).—[neuter] shutting ([especially] of the eyes).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Nimīlana (निमीलन):—[=ni-mīlana] [from ni-mīl] n. shutting the eyes, [Kāvya literature] (met. = death, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.])

2) [v.s. ...] closing (of a flower), [Sāhitya-darpaṇa] (cf. padma-)

3) [v.s. ...] (in [astronomy]) complete obscuration, a total eclipse, [Sūryasiddhānta]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nimīlana (निमीलन):—[ni-mīlana] (naṃ) 1. n. A wink; death.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Nimīlana (निमीलन):—(von mīl mit ni) n.

1) das Schliessen (der Augen) [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 578.] alīkanimīlane nayanayoḥ [Amaruśataka 33.] [Gītagovinda 4, 22.] padma das Schliessen einer Lotusblüthe [Sāhityadarpana 21, 6.] das Schliessen der Augen bildlich so v. a. Tod [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 324.] [Halāyudha 3, 6.] —

2) in der Astr. vollständige Verfinsterung bei einer totalen Finsterniss [Sūryasiddhānta 1, 64. 4, 17. 6, 20. 21.]

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Nimīlana (निमीलन):—

1) padmānām das Sichschliessen [Spr. 1588.] gaja = gajanimīlikā das Nichtsehenwollen [Oxforder Handschriften 283,b, No. 662.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Nimīlana (निमीलन):—n.

1) das Schliessen der Augen [265,5.] —

2) das Sichschliessen einer Blüthe. —

3) *das Schliessen der Augen , so v.a. Tod.

4) in der Astr. vollständige Verfinsterung bei einer totalen Finsterniss.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Nimīlana (निमीलन) [Also spelled nimilan]:—(nm) closing/twinkling of any eye.

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