Nirgunatva, Nirguṇatva: 4 definitions



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

Nirguṇatva (निर्गुणत्व).—n.

(-tvaṃ) The state of being free from all qualities, an attribute especially of the Supreme Being. E. nirguṇa, and tva affix; also with tal, nirguṇatā.

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

1) Nirguṇatva (निर्गुणत्व):—[=nir-guṇa-tva] [from nir-guṇa > nir > niḥ] n. absence of qualities or properties

2) [v.s. ...] want of good q°, wickedness, viciousness, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature; Purāṇa]

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

Nirguṇatva (निर्गुणत्व):—(tvaṃ) 1. n. Freedom from all the passions peculiar to mortals.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Nirguṇatva (निर्गुणत्व):—(wie eben) n.

1) Qualitätslosigkeit [Mahābhārata 12, 11350.] [Kapila 1, 147.] —

2) Mangel aller Vorzüge, Lasterhaftigkeit, Gemeinheit [Spr. 109, v. l.] [Kullūka] zu [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 8, 33.]

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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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