Nirdhri, Nirdhṛ: 2 definitions


Nirdhri 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 Nirdhṛ can be transliterated into English as Nirdhr or Nirdhri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirdhṛ (निर्धृ).—1 P., 1.U.

1) To determine accurately, settle, fix; निर्धारितेऽर्थे लेखेन खलूक्त्वा खलु वाचिकम् (nirdhārite'rthe lekhena khalūktvā khalu vācikam) Śiśupālavadha 2.7;9.2.

2) To specify, particularize.

3) To take out from.

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

Nirdhṛ (निर्धृ):—[=nir-√dhṛ] (only [Passive voice] [Aorist] -adhāri, [Śiśupāla-vadha ix, 20]), to settle, ascertain:—[Causal] -dhārayati, to hold back (the breath), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā-prātiśākhya [Scholiast or Commentator]];

—to take or pick out, particularize (determine [Passive voice] [present tense] p. -dhāryamāṇa), [Pāṇini 2-3, 42 [Scholiast or Commentator]]:—[Desiderative] of [Causal] -didhārayiṣati, to wish to ascertain or define, [Śaṃkarācārya]

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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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