Nirbhid: 3 definitions


Nirbhid means something in 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirbhid (निर्भिद्).—7 U.

1) To tear up, burst or tear asunder, break or pierce through; अनेन निर्भिन्नतनुः स वध्यः (anena nirbhinnatanuḥ sa vadhyaḥ) V.5.6; Bk.9.67; निर्भिद्योपरि कर्णिकारमुकुलान्यालीयते षट्पदः (nirbhidyopari karṇikāramukulānyālīyate ṣaṭpadaḥ) V.2.23.

2) To disclose, betray, divulge; निर्भिन्नप्रायं रहस्यम् (nirbhinnaprāyaṃ rahasyam) Dk., वृत्तान्तैकदेशं निर्बिभेद (vṛttāntaikadeśaṃ nirbibheda) ibid; Śi.16.23; U.3.1.

3) To break down, destroy.

4) To ascertain, find out, discover.

5) To excavate.

6) To put out (the eyes).

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

Nirbhid (निर्भिद्):—[=nir-√bhid] [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -bhinatti (2. sg. [subjunctive] [Aorist] -bhed, [Ṛg-veda i, 104, 8]; [perfect tense] -bibheda, [Mahābhārata] etc.; -bibhide, [Harivaṃśa]; [indeclinable participle] -bhidya, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata] etc.),

—to cleave or split asunder, divide, open, pierce, hurt, wound, destroy, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.;

— (with locane) to put out, [Mahābhārata];

— (with kham) to form an aperture, excavate, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa];

— (with granthim) to loose, untie, [ib.];

—to penetrate id est. find out, investigate, discover, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.:—[Passive voice] -bhidyate, to be broken asunder cleave or split open (intrans.), [Upaniṣad; Suśruta; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Nirbhid (निर्भिद्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇibbhiṃda.

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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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