Nirdashana, Nirdaśana, Nir-dashana: 7 definitions


Nirdashana 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.

The Sanskrit term Nirdaśana can be transliterated into English as Nirdasana or Nirdashana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Mīmāṃsā (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Nirdashana in Mimamsa glossary
Source: Srimatham: Mīmāṃsa: The Study of Hindu Exegesis

Nirdaśana (निर्दशन, “metaphor”) refers to one of the various tools used by authors displaying their skill in the art of writing.—Metaphor (nirdaśana) refers to a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable: “I had fallen through a trapdoor of depression,”. To grab the bull by the horns.

Mimamsa book cover
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Mimamsa (मीमांसा, mīmāṃsā) refers to one of the six orthodox Hindu schools of philosophy, emphasizing the nature of dharma and the philosophy of language. The literature in this school is also known for its in-depth study of ritual actions and social duties.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Nirdaśana (निर्दशन).—a. toothless.

Nirdaśana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and daśana (दशन).

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

Nirdaśana (निर्दशन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) Toothless. E. nir neg. daśana a tooth.

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

Nirdaśana (निर्दशन):—[=nir-daśana] [from nir > niḥ] mfn. toothless, [Hitopadeśa]

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

Nirdaśana (निर्दशन):—[nir-daśana] (naḥ-nā-naṃ) a. Toothless.

[Sanskrit to German]

Nirdashana 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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