Niralamba, aka: Nir-alamba, Nirālamba; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Nirālamba (निरालम्ब) is a Sanskrit word referring to a “independent”. It is composed of the prefix nis (without) and ālamba (support).

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

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Pali-English dictionary

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nirālamba : (adj.) unsupported; groundless.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Nirālamba, (adj.) (nis+ālamba) unsupported Miln. 295 (ākāsa). (Page 370)

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

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nirālamba (निरालंब).—a (S) See niravalamba.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nirālamba (निरालंब).—a See niravalamba.

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

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Nirālamba (निरालम्ब).—a.

1) having no prop or support (fig. also); ऊर्ध्वबाहुं निरालम्बं तं राजा प्रत्यभाषत (ūrdhvabāhuṃ nirālambaṃ taṃ rājā pratyabhāṣata) Rām.7.89.1; निरालम्बो लोकः कुलमयशसा नः परिवृतम् (nirālambo lokaḥ kulamayaśasā naḥ parivṛtam) Mv.4.53.

2) not depending on another, independent.

3) self-supported, friendless, alone; निरालम्बो लम्बोदरजननि कं यामि शरणम् (nirālambo lambodarajanani kaṃ yāmi śaraṇam) Jag.

-mbā spikenard.

-mbam Brahman.

Nirālamba is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and ālamba (आलम्ब).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirālamba (निरालम्ब).—mfn.

(-mbaḥ-mbā-mbaṃ) 1. Self-supported, not relying on another. 2. The supreme being. E. nir, ālamba stay.

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