Nirdharana, Nirdhāraṇa: 12 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Nirdharan.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

[«previous next»] — Nirdharana in Vyakarana glossary
Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

1) Nirdhāraṇa (निर्धारण).—Selection of one or some out of many; cf. जातिगुणाक्रियाभिः समुदायादे-कदेशस्य पृथक्करणं निर्धारणम् । मनुष्याणां मनुष्येषु वा क्षत्रियः शूरतमः (jātiguṇākriyābhiḥ samudāyāde-kadeśasya pṛthakkaraṇaṃ nirdhāraṇam | manuṣyāṇāṃ manuṣyeṣu vā kṣatriyaḥ śūratamaḥ) Kas. on P. II.2.10 as also on II.3.4l;

2) Nirdhāraṇa.—Determined or definite sense to the exclusion of another, generally on the strength of the indeclinable एव (eva) which is expressed or understood. The word निर्धारण (nirdhāraṇa) is used for अवधारण (avadhāraṇa) in this sense; cf. यत एवकारस्ततोन्यत्राव-धारणम् (yata evakārastatonyatrāva-dhāraṇam) a maxim used as a Paribhasa by some grammarians; cf; also धातोस्तन्निमित्तस्यैव । धात्ववधारणं यथा स्यात्तन्नि-मित्तावधारणं मा भूदिति (dhātostannimittasyaiva | dhātvavadhāraṇaṃ yathā syāttanni-mittāvadhāraṇaṃ mā bhūditi) Kas. on P. VI. 1.81.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nirdharana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nirdhāraṇa (निर्धारण).—n S Ascertaining, settling, determining, fixing.

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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 dictionary

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

Nirdhāraṇa (निर्धारण).—&c. See under निर्धृ (nirdhṛ).

Derivable forms: nirdhāraṇam (निर्धारणम्).

See also (synonyms): nirdhāra.

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Nirdhāraṇa (निर्धारण).—

1) Specifying or separating one out of many; यतश्च निर्धारणम् (yataśca nirdhāraṇam) P.II.3.41; V.3.92.

2) Determining, deciding.

3) Certainty, ascertainment.

Derivable forms: nirdhāraṇam (निर्धारणम्).

See also (synonyms): nirdhāra.

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

Nirdhāraṇa (निर्धारण) or Nirddhāraṇa.—n.

(-ṇaṃ) 1. Certainty, ascertainment. 2. Specifying one out of many. 3. Determining, settling. E. nir before, dhṛ to have, affix ṇic + lyuṭ .

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

Nirdhāraṇa (निर्धारण).—[neuter] the same, determining, settling.

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

Nirdhāraṇa (निर्धारण):—[=nir-dhāraṇa] [from nir-dhṛ] n. ([Varāha-mihira; Śaṃkarācārya; Pāṇini [Scholiast or Commentator]; Vopadeva]) taking out or specifying one out of many, particularizing, defining, settling, certainty, ascertainment.

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

Nirdhāraṇa (निर्धारण):—[nir-dhāraṇa] (ṇaṃ) 1. n. Idem.

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

Nirdhāraṇa (निर्धारण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇiddhāraṇa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Nirdharana 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nirdharana in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Nirdhāraṇa (निर्धारण) [Also spelled nirdharan]:—(nm) fixation; determining; laying down, prescribing; assessment; ~[raṇīya] fixable, which can be assessed/determined; ~[rita] fixed; prescribed; determined; •[karanā] to assess; to fix; to prescribe; to determine; ~[rya] see ~[raṇīya].

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Nirdhāraṇa (ನಿರ್ಧಾರಣ):—

1) [noun] the act of deciding (after consideration).

2) [noun] an explanatory note or statement; an explanation.

3) [noun] particularising of individuals according to their degree of merit; a spefifying of one out of many.

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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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