Nirnama, Nirṇāma: 9 definitions


Nirnama 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Nirṇāma (निर्णाम) refers to “nameless”, according to the according to the Ciñcinīmatasārasamuccaya.—Accordingly, “[...] (The Command is the goddess) Nityaklinnā (Perpetually Wet). Free and desirous of herself, she bestows perpetual bliss, which is delighted by phenomenal existence. In the middle of that (Drop) is the Divine Liṅga, which is eternal bliss that generates supreme bliss, (its) form the Drop and nature the Void. Churned by both, it is divided by the six parts. I salute the venerable (Goddess) called Kubjikā whose beautiful body is aroused and makes love there. I salute the one whose name is the Nameless (nirṇāmanirṇāmanāmnāya), who contemplates the phenomenal being of the Wheel of the Earth (which is the syllable AIṂ). Salutations to the goddess of bliss. Salutations to you whose form is the Yoni”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirṇāma (निर्णाम).—Ved.

1) The joint of a wing. (?).

2) Excesive bending.

Derivable forms: nirṇāmaḥ (निर्णामः).

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

Nirnāma (निर्नाम).—(m. ?; not recorded in this sense), turn or extension; course (of time): kālanirnāmasaṃpanno cāsi Mahāvastu ii.158.6, and you (the Bodhisattva) are come at (or to) the right time (to retire from the world); lit. perfect in the turn or course of time. (Mss. kālaṃ nir°, which seems scarcely interpretable.)

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

Nirṇāma (निर्णाम).—[masculine] bent, curve.

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

1) Nirṇāma (निर्णाम):—[=nir-ṇāma] [from nir-ṇam] m. idem, [Śulba-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] turning and winding (vṛtrasya), [Nirukta, by Yāska ii, 16]

3) [v.s. ...] joint of a wing, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

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

Nirnama (निर्नम) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇinnāṇa.

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Nirnama 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nirṇāma (ನಿರ್ಣಾಮ):—[noun] the state of being obliterated completely; an effacing or destroying completely.

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Nirnāma (ನಿರ್ನಾಮ):—

1) [adjective] removed completely; erased; obliterated.

2) [adjective] that cannot be named.

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Nirnāma (ನಿರ್ನಾಮ):—

1) [noun] the state of being obliterated leaving no traces.

2) [noun] the quality or state of being anonymous; anonymity.

3) [noun] a dead man whose name is completely erased from minds of public.

4) [noun] ನಿರ್ನಾಮ ಮಾಡು [nirnama madu] nirnāmamāḍu to destroy or kill leaving no traces; to obliterate; to erase; ನಿರ್ನಾಮವಾಗು [nirnamavagu] nirnāmavāgu to be destroyed or killed leaving no traces; to be obliterated; to be erased.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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