Niranvaya, Nir-anvaya: 10 definitions


Niranvaya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (tantric Buddhism)

Niranvaya (निरन्वय) refers to “being free from (causal) connection”, according to the Nāmamantrārthāvalokinī by Vilāsavajra, which is a commentary on the Nāmasaṃgīti.—Accordingly, [while commenting on verse 100ab]—“{Ādi-buddha}: [the word] ādibuddha means [he who is] ‘awakened from the very beginning’, and that one has the five gnoses as his nature. [...] So that one, who has the five gnoses as his natureand [also] the five colours as his nature , is the lord. And he should be understood to be Mañjuśrī, since as the equality of all dharmas  he is the unique ground [of all phenonena]. For that very reason he is [described as] free from [causal] connection (niranvaya)”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Niranvaya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Niranvaya (निरन्वय).—a.

1) having no progeny, childless.

2) unconnected, unrelated; Manusmṛti 8.198.

3) not agreeing with the context (as a word in a sentence).

4) without logical connection or regular sequence, unmethodical.

5) without being seen, out of sight; निरन्वयं भवेत् स्तेयम् (niranvayaṃ bhavet steyam) Manusmṛti 8. 332.

6) without retinue, unaccompanied, see अन्वय (anvaya).

7) sudden, unexpected; Uttararāmacarita 7.

8) exterminatory, without leaving any species or trace; प्रागाधारनिरन्वयप्रमथनादुच्छेदमे- वाकरोः (prāgādhāraniranvayapramathanāducchedame- vākaroḥ)... Mv.3.13; (com. nāśo dvividhaḥ--svānvayavināśaḥ, niranvayavināśaśceti......nirvāpaṇādinā sajātīyajvālodayānarhavināśastu niranvayavināśaḥ |).

Niranvaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and anvaya (अन्वय).

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

Niranvaya (निरन्वय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) 1. Childless, having no family, 2. Unconnected with, not beloging or related to. 3. Done in one’s absence, not done openly or visibly. 4. Unmethodical, ill arranged. E. nir neg. anvaya descent, connexion.

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

Niranvaya (निरन्वय).—adj. 1. in absence (cf. anvayavant), [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 332. 2. without descendants, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 2, 81. 3. not related, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 198.

Niranvaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and anvaya (अन्वय).

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

Niranvaya (निरन्वय).—[adjective] childless, unrelated; [neuter] [adverb] behind one’s back, not openly ([opposed] anvayavat q.v.).

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

1) Niranvaya (निरन्वय):—[=nir-anvaya] [from nir > niḥ] mfn. having no offspring, childless, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

2) [v.s. ...] unconnected, unrelated, [Manu-smṛti viii, 198; 33i]

3) [v.s. ...] illogical, unmethodical, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] not committed in the presence of others, [Manu-smṛti viii, 332]

5) [v.s. ...] without retinue, unaccompanied, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]

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

Niranvaya (निरन्वय):—[nira+nvaya] (yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) a. Childless; unconnected, unmethodical.

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

Niranvaya (निरन्वय) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇirannaya.

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Niranvaya in German

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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

[«previous next»] — Niranvaya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Niranvaya (ನಿರನ್ವಯ):—

1) [adjective] not sequentially connected.

2) [adjective] that cannot be connected sequentially.

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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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