Nir: 4 definitions
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
nir (निर्).—S A particle and prefix implying I. Certainty or assurance. II. Negation or privation.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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).
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+1948): Nergal, Nir-kkanam, Nir-kuli, Nir-nela, Nir-nilai-kkashu, Nir-vilai, Nira, Nira-griha, Nirabadha, Nirabadhakara, Nirabadham, Nirabbhra, Nirabbuda, Nirabbuda-niraya, Nirabhasa, Nirabhibhava, Nirabhibhavasara, Nirabhilapya, Nirabhilasha, Nirabhimana.
Full-text (+1951): Nirudyoga, Nirvaha, Nirnamaskara, Nirakula, Nirvishta, Nirashis, Niraksha, Nirnathata, Nirvisheshana, Nirmarga, Nirakrosha, Niragas, Nirnidra, Nirlakshya, Nirnejaka, Nirupapatti, Nirayudha, Nirvija, Nirmajja, Nirasthi.
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Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 2.71 < [Chapter 2 - Sāṅkhya-yoga (Yoga through distinguishing the Soul from the Body)]
Verses 12.13-14 < [Chapter 12 - Bhakti-yoga (Yoga through Pure Devotional Service)]
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Nayanar 27: Nami Nandi Adigal (Naminanti Atikal) < [Volume 4.1.1 - A comparative study of the Shaivite saints the Thiruthondathogai]
Nayanar 18: Nandanar (Thirunalai Povar) < [Volume 4.1.1 - A comparative study of the Shaivite saints the Thiruthondathogai]
Chapter 3 - The final goal < [Volume 4.2.3 - Philosophy of God]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Emptiness 13: Emptiness of specific characteristics < [Chapter XLVIII - The Eighteen Emptinesses]
Indian Medicinal Plants (by Kanhoba Ranchoddas Kirtikar)