Nipuna, Nipuṇa: 16 definitions

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Introduction:

Nipuna means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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 Nipun.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Nipuṇa (निपुण).—A group of Piśācas with hanging ears, eyebrows and noses; are of dark brown and move visibly and invisibly.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 380, 383, 395-6; Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 264, 274-5.
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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

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Nipuṇa (निपुण) is the name of an ancient king from the Solar dynasty (sūryavaṃśa) and a descendant of Mahāsaṃmata, according to the Dīpavaṃśa and the Mahāvaṃśa. Nipuṇa is known as Nipura according to the Mahāvastu chapter II.32 of the Mahāsaṃghikas (and the Lokottaravāda­ school). Nipuṇa is known as Nūpura according to the Dulva (the Tibetan translation of the Vinaya of the Sarvāstivādins).

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nipuṇa : (adj.) clever; skilful; accomplished.

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

Nipuṇa, (adj.) (Sk. nipuṇa, dial. for nipṛṇa, to pṛṇoti, pṛ) clever, skilful, accomplished; fine, subtle, abstruse D. I, 26≈(n. gambhīra dhamma), 162 (paṇḍita+); M. I, 487 (dhamma); S. I, 33; IV, 369; A. III, 78; Sn. 1126 (=gambhīra duddasa etc. Nd2 350); Vbh. 426; Miln. 233, 276; DA. I, 117; VvA. 73 (ariyasaccesu kusala+), 232; PvA. 1, 16. Cp. abhinipuṇa. (Page 360)

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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

nipuṇa (निपुण).—a (S) Conversant with; proficient or skilled in.

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

nipuṇa (निपुण).—a Conversant with; proficient.

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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

Nipuṇa (निपुण).—a.

1) Clever, sharp, shrewd, skilful; वयस्य निसर्गनिपुणाः स्त्रियः (vayasya nisarganipuṇāḥ striyaḥ) M.3.

2) Proficient or skilled in, conversant or familiar with (with loc. or instr.); वाचि निपुणः (vāci nipuṇaḥ); वाचा निपुणः (vācā nipuṇaḥ).

3) Experienced.

4) Kindly or friendly towards.

5) Acute, fine, delicate, minute, sharp.

6) Complete, perfect, accurate.

7) Absolute; प्रसन्ननिपुणेन (prasannanipuṇena) Bhāg.5.4.5.

-ṇam Skill, proficiency; न चास्य कश्चिन्निपुणेन धातुरवैति जन्तुः कुमनीष ऊतीः (na cāsya kaścinnipuṇena dhāturavaiti jantuḥ kumanīṣa ūtīḥ) Bhāg.1.3.37.

-ṇam ind. or निपुणेन (nipuṇena)

1) Skilfully, cleverly.

2) Perfectly, completely, totally,

3) Exactly, carefully, accurately, minutely; निपुणमन्विष्यन्नुपलब्धवान् (nipuṇamanviṣyannupalabdhavān) Dk.59; निपुणमनुपाल्या हि शिशवः (nipuṇamanupālyā hi śiśavaḥ) Mv.5.14.

4) In a delicate manner.

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

Nipuṇa (निपुण).—adj. (as in Pali, epithet of dhamma), subtle: (gambhīraḥ…dharmo)…sūkṣmo nipuno (duranubo- dhaḥ) Lalitavistara 395.20; 397.13 (both prose; in the second some inferior mss. °ṇa). Acc. to [Boehtlingk] 7.352, fein, zart, zärtlich also in Jātakamālā 20.25 yuktā…daivateṣu parānukampā- nipuṇā pravṛttiḥ; but here the usual Sanskrit meaning skillful would seem possible (so Speyer).

Nipuṇa can also be spelled as Nipuna (निपुन).

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

Nipuṇa (निपुण).—mfn.

(-ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) 1. Clever, skilful, conversant with. 2. Skilled in. 3. Kindly or friendly towards. 4. Sharp, fine, delicate. 5. Complete, perfect. E. ni before, puṇ to be pure, affix ka .

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

Nipuṇa (निपुण).—i. e. probably ni -puṣ + na, adj., f. ṇā. 1. Perfect, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 61. 2. Clever, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 490. 3. Conversant, 57. ºṇam, adv. 1. Completely, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 96, 1 Gorr. 2. Carefully, 4, 44, 82. 3. In a delicate manner, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 59, 15.

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

Nipuṇa (निपुण).—[adjective] clever, skilful; versed in, familiar with ([locative], *[genetive], *[instrumental], infin., or —°); exact, complete, perfect. °— & [neuter] [adverb]; [abstract] [feminine], tva [neuter]

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

1) Nipuṇa (निपुण):—mf(ā)n. (said to be from a √puṇ), clever, adroit, skilful, sharp, acute, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Suśruta; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) skilled in, conversant with, capable of (mostly [compound] cf. [Pāṇini 2-1, 31 and] [gana] śauṇḍādi; but also infin. [Kāvya literature] [locative case] [Varāha-mihira] [genitive case] [Vopadeva v, 29] or [instrumental case] [Pāṇini 2-1, 31])

3) kind or friendly towards ([locative case] or prati, [Pāṇini 2-3, 43])

4) delicate, tender, [Jātakamālā]

5) perfect, complete, absolute (as purity, devotion etc.), [Manu-smṛti; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Nipuṇa (निपुण):—[ni-puṇa] (ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) a. Clever.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Nipuṇa (निपुण):—adj. f. ā mit kṛtādi compon. gaṇa śreṇyādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 2, 1, 59.]

1) geschickt, gewandt, erfahren [Amarakoṣa 3, 1, 4.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 342.] mit gen. und loc. [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 5, 29.] nipuṇāḥ paṇyayoṣitaḥ [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 9, 269. 267.] [Suśruta 1, 127, 6.] [Śākuntala 86, 14.] [Mālavikāgnimitra 7, 11. 28, 22.] [Pañcatantra 122, 1.] [Hitopadeśa I, 46.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 67, 112.] [LAGHUJ. 2, 16. 9, 4.] nipuṇayā matyā [Suśruta 1, 102, 10.] buddhyā [Spr. 490.] atimaline kartavye bhavati khalānāmatīva nipuṇā dhīḥ [Spr. 57.] kalāsu [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka 13, 7.] mit einem im loc. gedachten Nomen compon. gaṇa śauṇḍādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 2, 1, 40.] dharma [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 1, 55 (59 Gorresio).] nīti [Bhartṛhari 2, 81.] prayoga [Spr. 440.] [Meghadūta 70.] mit einem im instr. gedachten Nomen compon. [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 2, 1, 31.] vācā nipuṇaḥ, vāṅnipuṇaḥ [Scholiast] mit einem loc. der Person oder mit prati wohl liebenswürdig gegen [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 2, 3, 43.] von Geschicklichkeit, Gewandtheit, Erfahrenheit zeugend: naya [Harivaṃśa 5514.] abhyupāya [Mahābhārata 1, 5675.] visārya nipuṇāṃ dṛṣṭim einen scharfen Blick [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 42, 16.] nipuṇam adv. auf geschickte, feine Weise: nipunaṃ (sic) ca cariṣyāmi [Mahābhārata 4, 68.] [Mṛcchakaṭikā 87, 2.] [Śākuntala 59, 15.] [Mālavikāgnimitra 10, 8.] —

2) vollkommen, vollständig: nipuṇāṃ śuddhimicchatām [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 5, 61.] prasannanipuṇena tapasā [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 5, 4, 5.] yoga [2, 6, 34.] bhagavati sa ca nipuṇāṃ labhate gatiṃ manuṣyaḥ [4, 23, 39.] nipuṇam adv. vollständig, vollkommen, ganz, genau: tacchrutvā nipuṇaṃ sarvam [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 88, 1 (96, 1 Gorresio).] tāmuttīrya prayatnena nipuṇaṃ pravicitya ca [4, 44, 82.] saṃcintayitvā nipuṇaṃ niścitya ca balābalam [6, 7, 4.] iti varṇavidaḥ prāhurnipuṇaṃ tannibodhata [ŚIKṢĀ 12] in [Weber’s Indische Studien 4, 107.] iti svarāntā nipuṇaṃ samuccitāḥ Kār. [?2 aus Kāśikīvṛtti zu Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 7, 2, 10.] yatatā auf alle Weise [Caurapañcāśikā 30.] Hierher gehört auch das vor adj. erscheinende nipuṇa im comp. gaṇa vispaṣṭādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 6, 2, 24.] compar.: nipuṇataraṃ parijñāya vollständig, vollkommen [Pañcatantra 115, 16.] nipuṇena dass.: etatte sarvamākhyātaṃ nipuṇena [Mahābhārata 13, 3569.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 1, 3, 37.] nipuṇatas dass.: jvarotpattiṃ nipuṇataḥ śrotumicchāmyaham [Mahābhārata 12, 10210.] — Vgl. naipuṇa, naipuṇya .

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Nipuṇa (निपुण):—

2) nipuṇam genau [Kathāsaritsāgara 54, 164.]

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

Nipuṇa (निपुण):—Adj. (f. ā) —

1) geschickt , gewandt , erfahren (die Ergänzung im Loc. , *Gen. , *Instr. , Infin. ([Indische sprüche 7852]) oder im Comp. vorangehend) , von Geschicklichkeit , Gewandtheit , Erfahrenheit zeugend. m Adv. auf geschickte , feine Weise [Mahābhārata 4,3,9.] —

2) am Ende eines Comp. geeignet zu , so v.a. vermögend [Kād. (1872) 71,4.] —

3) vollkommen , vollständig. m , taram , tas , nipuṇena und nipuṇa vollkommen , vollständig , auf alle Weise , ganz , genau.

4) *vielleicht liebenswürdig gegen (Loc. oder Acc. mit prati).

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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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