Nipaka, Nipāka: 10 definitions


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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nipaka : (adj.) clever; prudent; wise.

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

Nipāka, (adj.) (Sk. nipāka, ni+pāka (pacati)) full grown, fully developed, in full strength J. VI, 327 (of a tree). (Page 360)

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Nipaka, (adj.) (cp. BSk. nipaka chief, fr. Sk. nipa, chief, master) intelligent, clever, prudent, wise S. I, 13, 52, 187; M. I, 339; A. I, 165 (+jhāyin); III, 24, 138; Sn. 45≈Dh. 328≈DhA. I, 62; Sn. 283, 962, 1038; Nd2 349 (=jātimā) =Nd1 478; Bu I. 49; Vbh. 426; Miln. 34, 342, 411; Vism. 3 (definition). (Page 359)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nipāka (निपाक).—

1) Maturing, ripening.

2) Cooking.

3) Perspiration.

4) The result of a bad action; निपाकः पचने स्वेदेऽप्यसत्कर्मफलेऽपि च (nipākaḥ pacane svede'pyasatkarmaphale'pi ca) Nm.

Derivable forms: nipākaḥ (निपाकः).

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

Nipaka (निपक).—(1) m., chief (compare Jain Sanskrit nipa, doubtless semi-Sanskrit for AMg. ṇiva = Sanskrit nṛpa, Ind. Stud. 14.386): Divyāvadāna 447.27; 451.20; (2) adj., = Pali id., in Pali tradition app. always interpreted as wise, prudent, and so nepakka, wisdom, prudence; occurs in Udānavarga several times, mostly in verses which also occur in Pali with the same word, viz. vi.8; xii.18; xiv.13, 14; xv.6 (here text nṛpaka, not cor- rected in ed.; if genuine, could only be hyper-Sanskritism; the Pali verse, It. 47.3, has nipako); in all these occurrences zealous (see 3 below) would make quite as good sense; (3) in phrase nipakasyāṅgasaṃbhāraiḥ Mahāvyutpatti 7023 and Bodhisattvabhūmi 145.23, with the collection of parts of the nipaka (man)? Acc. to Tibetan on Mahāvyutpatti, ḥgru skyaṅ, zealously attending (?), zealous, and so Chin. on Mahāvyutpatti appears to take nipaka; Wogihara's Index to Bodhisattvabhūmi renders it by two Chin. characters which may mean constantly self-possessed (possibly associat- ing the word with Pali niya, niyaka, = Sanskrit nija, own?). It would be possible to identify this occurrence of the word with meaning 2; it might mean prudent, wise, here; or contrariwise the occurrences under 2 might mean zealous. Further complication is caused by niyaka, which Tibetan seems to interpret as the same as nipaka, suggesting graphic confusion; this is proposed in the Index to Mahāvyutpatti and in [Boehtlingk] 7.352, where niyaka is assumed to stand for nipaka and the meaning wise is given for both Mahāvyutpatti passages, but doubtfully for the one here under discussion.

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

Nipāka (निपाक).—m.

(-kaḥ) Cooking, maturing, ripening. E. ni before pac to cook, affix ghañ .

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

1) Nipaka (निपक):—[=ni-paka] [from ni-pā] mfn. intelligent, wise (cf. Pāli), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] m. chief, [Divyāvadāna 2.]

3) Nipāka (निपाक):—[=ni-pāka] (√pac), cooking, maturing, ripening, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Nipāka (निपाक):—[ni-pāka] (kaḥ) 1. m. Cooking; ripening.

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Nipaka in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nipaka (ನಿಪಕ):—[noun] an intelligent man.

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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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