Nira, Nīra: 12 definitions
Nira means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 Neer.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
nīra : (nt.) water.
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
nirā (निरा).—m ( H) The unfermented exudation from the Palmyra or Date-tree. 2 A sort of grass. 3 A river in the Dakhan̤.
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nirā (निरा).—a ( H) Pure, mere, simple, unadulterate.
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nīra (नीर).—n S Water.
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nīra (नीर).—m A large fishing net.
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nīra (नीर).—m (nirṇaya S) Result, determination, settlement (as of an investigation). v kāḍha, nigha, ghē. nirāvara yēṇēṃ To come to the extremity, last resource, last terms; to be reaching its crisis or completeness--a malady: to be drawing nigh to termination--a business; or to consumption--an article.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
nīra (नीर).—n Water. A large fishing net.
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nīra (नीर).—m Result, determination. nīrāvara yēṇēṃ To come to the extremity, to be reaching its crisis.
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
Nira (निर).—1 Ā. To rest, cease. -Caus. To gladden, give pleasure (by sexual union); Bhāg.
Derivable forms: niram (निरम्).
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1) Water; नीरान्निर्मलतो जनिः (nīrānnirmalato janiḥ) Bv. 1.63.
2) Juice, liquor.
Derivable forms: nīram (नीरम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raṃ) 1. Water. 2. Juice, liquor. E. nī to obtain, aff. rak.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nīra (नीर).— (cf. nāra, prebably suā + ra), n. Water, Mahābhārata 3, 10078.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nīra (नीर).—[neuter] water (also [plural]).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Nīra (नीर):—n. (√nī?) water, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc. (cf. [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska i, 12])
2) juice, liquor, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.; cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] gṛha, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (= or [wrong reading] for nīḍa, nīLa?); Name of a teacher, [Catalogue(s)]
3) cf. [Zend] nira.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nīra (नीर):—[nī-ra] (raṃ) 1. n. Water; liquor; a juice.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Nīra (नीर):—(accentuirt nur in [NAIGH.]). —
1) n. — a) Wasser. Auch Pl. — b) *Saft. — c) * = gṛha ; vgl. nīḍa , nīLa. —
2) m. Nomen proprium eines Lehrers.
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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