Nirma, Nirmā: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Nirmā (निर्मा) in Sanskrit (or Nimmā in Prakrit) is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—Cf. Viuvv.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirmā (निर्मा).—3 Ā 2 P.

1) To make, create, bring into existence; निर्मातुं प्रभवेन्मनोहरमिदं रूपं पुराणो मुनिः (nirmātuṃ prabhavenmanoharamidaṃ rūpaṃ purāṇo muniḥ) V.1.9; यस्मा- देष सुरेन्द्राणां मात्राभ्यो निर्मितो नृपः (yasmā- deṣa surendrāṇāṃ mātrābhyo nirmito nṛpaḥ) Manusmṛti 7.5;1.13.

2) (a) To build, form, construct; स्नायुनिर्मिता एते पाशाः (snāyunirmitā ete pāśāḥ) H.1. (b) To cause to be settled, colonize (as a town &c.); निर्ममे निर्ममोऽर्थेषु मथुरां मधुराकृतिः (nirmame nirmamo'rtheṣu mathurāṃ madhurākṛtiḥ) R.15.28.

3) To cause, produce; शलाकाञ्जननिर्मितेव (śalākāñjananirmiteva) Kumārasambhava 1.47.

4) To compose, write; स्वनिर्मितया टीकया समेतं काव्यम् (svanirmitayā ṭīkayā sametaṃ kāvyam).

5) To prepare, manufacture in general.

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Nirmā (निर्मा).—Value, measure, equivalent.

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

Nirmā (निर्मा).—[feminine] measure, value, equivalent.

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Nirmā (निर्मा).—measure ont; fashion or make out of ([ablative] or [instrumental]), construct, build, form, make, create, compose, produce, show, betray.

Nirmā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and (मा).

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

1) Nirmā (निर्मा):—[=nir-√mā] a [Ātmanepada] -mimīte, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā] : [Atharva-veda; Brāhmaṇa];—-māti, [Kāvya literature; Purāṇa] ([perfect tense] -mame, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata]; [indeclinable participle] -māya, [Prabodha-candrodaya]; [infinitive mood] -mātum, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]);

—to mete out, measure, [Atharva-veda];

—to build, make out of ([ablative]), form, fabricate, produce, create, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti] etc.;

— (with citram) to paint, [Śakuntalā; Daśakumāra-carita];

— (with kośam) to compose or write, [Catalogue(s)];

— (with giram) to utter, [Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti];

— (with nītim) to show, betray, [Mahābhārata] :—[Passive voice] -mīyate ([perfect tense] -mame, [Rājataraṅgiṇī v, 425]; [Aorist] -amāyi, [Catalogue(s)]),

—to be measured out etc.:—[Causal] -māpayati, to cause to be made or built, [Rājataraṅgiṇī; Kathāsaritsāgara] :—[Desiderative] -mitsati, to wish to make or build, [Naiṣadha-carita]

2) [v.s. ...] b f. value, measure, equivalent, [Lāṭyāyana]

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

Nirmā (निर्मा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ṇimma, Ṇimmava.

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Nirma 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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