Nipatita: 11 definitions


Nipatita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Nipatita in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Nipatita (निपतित) refers to “flowing” (i.e., the ‘flow’ of a river) [?], according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.11.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Sage Nārada: “[...] In the meantime, following the conventions of the world, Śiva wished to perform penance in order to concentrate his mind properly. Taking some important Gaṇas of quiet nature, Nandin and others, with Him, He went to the excellent Himālayan ridge—Gaṅgāvatāra, O sage, where the great holy river Gaṅgā flowed [i.e., nipatita] from Brahmapura formerly, in order to quell sins. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Nipātitā (निपातिता) refers to “throwing (a great rain shower)”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [After Viṣṇudatta attempted to enchant a Nāga]: “[...] The Nāga in great pain threw (nipātitā) a great fire rain shower upon the Brahmin’s body enveloping it. The Brahmin discontinued the fire oblation, became defenceless, deprived of a refuge and last resort and there was nobody to save him. He started to cry out seeking refuge, defence and a last resort at the Bhagavān. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

nipatita : (pp. of nipatati) fallen down. || nipātita (pp. of nipāteti), let fall; thrown down into.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nipātita (निपातित).—p S Excepted from a rule, irregular. 2 Thrown down: also killed or beaten.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

nipātita (निपातित).—p Excepted from a rule, irregular, thrown down.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nipātita (निपातित).—a.

1) Thrown or put down, felled.

2) Killed, destroyed.

3) Beaten down.

4) Irregular.

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

Nipatita (निपतित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Fallen, fallen down. 2. Alighted, descended. E. ni in or on, pat to go, kta aff.

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Nipātita (निपातित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Beaten down, made to fall or descend. 2. Killed. 3. Irregular, excepted. E. ni before pat to fall, causal form, affix kta .

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

1) Nipatita (निपतित):—[=ni-patita] [from ni-pat] mfn. flown or fallen down, descended (nabho-n, from heaven), fallen upon or into ([locative case]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] decayed, sunk, withered, [Dhūrtasamāgama]

3) Nipātita (निपातित):—[=ni-pātita] [from ni-pat] mfn. made to fall or descend on ([locative case])

4) [v.s. ...] overthrown, beaten down, destroyed, killed, [Mahābhārata etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] (in gram.) irregular, exceptional.

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

1) Nipatita (निपतित):—[ni-patita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) p. Fallen, descended, alighted.

2) Nipātita (निपातित):—[ni-pātita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) p. Made to fall; killed; excepted.

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

Nipatita (निपतित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ṇipaḍiya, Ṇivaia, Ṇivaḍia, Ṇivāḍiya.

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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

Nipatita (ನಿಪತಿತ):—[adjective] fallen down; dropped down.

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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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