Nirasaya, Nirāsaya, Nirashaya: 4 definitions
Nirasaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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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Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Nirāsaya, (adj.) (nis+āsaya, fr. śri) without (outward) support, not relying on (outward) things, without (sinful) inclinations Sn. 56 (: Nd2 360 b reads nirāsasa), 369, 634, 1090 (Nd2 361 reads nirāsaṃsa); Dh. 410; DhA. IV, 185 (v. l. BB nirāsāsa; explained by nittaṇha). (Page 370)
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nirāśaya (निराशय):—[=nir-āśaya] [from nir > niḥ] mfn. (wound) not deep, [Suśruta] ([varia lectio] for -āśraya).
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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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Ṇirāsaya (णिरासय) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Nirāśraya.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
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