Nirguna, aka: Nirguṇa, Nirguṇā, Nir-guna; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

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In Hinduism

Purana

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Nirguṇā (निर्गुणा).—A third mātra of o.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 20. 2.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

One of the 108 names of Krishna; Meaning: "Without Any Properties"

Source: humindian: 108 names of Lord Krishna

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Marathi-English dictionary

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nirguṇa (निर्गुण).—a (S) pop. nirguṇī a That is without attributes or properties;--used of the Deity. 2 That is without good qualities or properties.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nirguṇa (निर्गुण).—a nirguṇī a That is without attri- butes. That is without good qualities.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-English dictionary

Nirguṇa (निर्गुण).—a.

1) stringless (as a bow).

2) devoid of all properties.

3) devoid of good qualities, bad, worthless; निर्गुणः शोभते नैव विपुलाड- म्बरोऽपि ना (nirguṇaḥ śobhate naiva vipulāḍa- mbaro'pi nā) Bv.1.115.

4) without attributes; साकारं च निराकारं सगुणं निर्गुणं विभुम् (sākāraṃ ca nirākāraṃ saguṇaṃ nirguṇaṃ vibhum) Brahmavai. P.

5) having no epithet.

-ṇaḥ the Supreme Spirit. °आत्मक (ātmaka) a. having no qualities.

Nirguṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and guṇa (गुण).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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