Nirmala, aka: Nir-mala; 5 Definition(s)

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Marathi-English dictionary

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nirmala (निर्मल).—a (S) pop. nirmaḷa a Void of dirt or impurity, lit. fig., clean, clear, pure, unsullied, guileless: also unadulterated, unalloyed &c.

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nirmaḷā (निर्मळा).—m A tree, Strychnos potatorum. Rox.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nirmala (निर्मल).—a nirmaḷa a Void of dirt or impu- rity; clean, clear, pure. Unadulte- rated.

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

Nirmala (निर्मल).—a.

1) free from dirt or impurities, clear, pure, stainless, unsullied (fig. also); नीरान्निर्मलतो जनिः (nīrānnirmalato janiḥ) Bv.1.63.

2) resplendent, bright; Bh.1.56.

3) sinless, virtuous; निर्मलाः स्वर्गमायान्ति सन्तः सुकृतिनो यथा (nirmalāḥ svargamāyānti santaḥ sukṛtino yathā) Ms.8.318. (-lam) 1 talc.

2) the remainings of an offering made to a deity. °उपलः (upalaḥ) a crystal.

Nirmala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and mala (मल).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirmala (निर्मल).—(1) n. of a future Pratyekabuddha: Av i.162.5; (2) n. of a Buddha: Śikṣ 169.9.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Nirmala (निर्मल) or Nirmmala.—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) 1. Clear, clean, free from dirt or impurities, (literally or figuratively.) 2. Bright n.

(-laṃ) 1. The remains of an offering made to a deity. 2. Talc. E. nir priv. and nala dirt.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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