Nir: 7 definitions


Nir means something in 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nir (निर्).—S A particle and prefix implying I. Certainty or assurance. II. Negation or privation.

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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

Nir (निर्).—ind. A substitute for निस् (nis) before vowels and soft consonants conveying the senses of 'out of', 'away from'. 'without', 'free from', and be frequently expressed by 'less', 'un', used with the noun; see the compounds given below; see निस् (nis) and cf. अ (a) also.

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

Nir (निर्).—ind. 1. A particle and prefix implying certainty, assurance. 2. Negation, privation. 2. Outside, out, without, forth. E. nṝ to guide, affix kvip.

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

1) Nir (निर्):—[from niḥ] for nis (q.v.) before vowels and soft consonants.

2) Nīr (नीर्):—(ni-√īr), [Causal] (only [imperfect tense] nyairayat), to hurl down upon ([locative case]), [Ṛg-veda vi, 56, 3] (cf. ny-er).

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

Nir (निर्):—prep. Out, without, forth.

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

Nir (निर्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇi.

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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

Nīr (ನೀರ್):—

1) [noun] the liquid that descends from the clouds as rain, forms streams, lakes, and seas, and is a major constituent of all living matter and that when pure is an odourless, tasteless, very slightly compressible liquid; water.

2) [noun] anything liquid containing or resembling water.

3) [noun] a watery fluid (as tears, sweat, urine or semen) formed or circulating in a living body.

4) [noun] the ocean or a sea.

5) [noun] the act of washing the body in water; bath.

6) [noun] the lustre of precious stones as diamond, pearl, etc.

7) [noun] vigour; vitality; sap.

8) [noun] dampness; moisture.

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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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