Nirnimitta, Nir-nimitta: 9 definitions



Nirnimitta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nirnimitta in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nirnimitta (निर्निमित्त).—ad (S) Causelessly, without ground or reason.

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

nirnimitta (निर्निमित्त).—ad Causelessly, without reason.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nirnimitta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirnimitta (निर्निमित्त).—a.

1) causeless.

2) disinterested.

Nirnimitta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and nimitta (निमित्त).

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

Nirnimitta (निर्निमित्त).—mfn.

(-ttaḥ-ttā-ttaṃ) Causeless, groundless. E. nir neg. nimitta cause.

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

Nirnimitta (निर्निमित्त).—[adjective] causeless, groundless, °— & [neuter] [adverb]

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

1) Nirnimitta (निर्निमित्त):—[=nir-nimitta] [from nir > niḥ] mfn. without reason or motive, causeless, [Nyāyasūtra, [Scholiast or Commentator]], (-tva n., [Śaṃkarācārya])

2) [v.s. ...] having no egoistic motive, disinterested, [Kādambarī]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Nirnimitta (निर्निमित्त):—Adj. —

1) durch Nichts veranlasst Comm. zu [Śaṃkarācārya] zu [Bālarāmāyaṇa 2,1,36.] m und nirnimitta Adv. ohne Veranlassung , ohne wahrnehmbare Ursache.

2) ganz uneigennützig [Kād. (1872) 215,2.]

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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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