Nipura: 5 definitions



Nipura 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Nipura is another name for Sinisura or Sinipura:—A son of the third Okkaka, his mother being Hattha.—He was an ancestor of the Sakyans. v.l. Nipura. DA.i.258; SNA.352; Mhv.ii.12; Dpv.iii.41.

context information

Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Nipura (निपुर) refers to one of the five sons of Ikṣvāku Sujāta: an ancient king from the Solar dynasty (sūryavaṃśa) and a descendant of Mahāsaṃmata, according to the Mahāvastu chapter II.32 of the Mahāsaṃghikas (and the Lokottaravāda­ school). Nipura is known as Nipuṇa according to the Dīpavaṃśa and the Mahāvaṃśa. Nipura is known as Nūpura according to the Dulva (the Tibetan translation of the Vinaya of the Sarvāstivādins). Nipura possibly corresponds with Sinisūra as mentioned in the Mahābuddhavaṃsa or Maha Buddhavamsa (the great chronicle of Buddhas) Anudīpanī chapter 1, compiled by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw.

Accordingly, as a Buddhist nun said to Sujāta’s concubine Jentī thus: “[...] your son [viz., Jenta] has no right to his father’s estate, not to speak of that of a king’s. It is those five boys [viz., Opura], the sons of a noble woman, who have the right to their father’s kingdom and estate”.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nipūra (निपूर).—f (Or napūra) Deficiency, insufficiency, inadequacy.

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

nipūra (निपूर).—f Deficiency, insufficiency.

context information

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Nipura (निपुर).—name of a son of King Sujāta Ikṣvāku: Mahāvastu i.348.11, 352.9; and of a son of his son Opura, 352.11. Corresp. to Pali Sinipura (also written Sīn°, °sura, and Nipura), see refs. in Malalasekara (Dictionary of Pali Proper Names).

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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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