Nirnita, Nirṇīta: 13 definitions


Nirnita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Nirnit.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Nirṇīta (निर्णीत) refers to “(having been) explained”, according to the Netratantroddyota commentary on the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 22.17ab]—“Then, that which is Śiva, that domain that consists of nothing but consciousness and is named Paramaśiva, which is denoted by such terms as svarūpa, which has been previously explained (pūrva-nirṇīta). Together with visarga, fused with highest truth together with [the highest level of mantra] unmanāśakti, which is the highest autonomy. By means of that bliss of the nectar of Śiva, which has been obtained by firmly settling oneself in the practice of the third seed (sa)”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Nirṇīta (निर्णीत) refers to “having decided”  (what is proper ), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.14 (“The Gaṇas argue and wrangle”).—Accordingly, as Gaṇeśa said to Śiva’s attendants: “[...] When it is certain that you are standing here, you must carry out the directions of Śiva. O heroes, now I have to carry out the orders of Pārvatī faithfully. I have decided (nirṇīta) what is proper. Hence, O Gaṇas of Śiva, you shall listen with attention. You shall not enter the apartment either forcibly or humbly”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Nirṇīta (निर्णीत) or Sunirṇīta refers to “well-established”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Breath control is praised by mendicants, whose own opinions are well-established (sunirṇīta-svasiddhānta), for the accomplishment of meditation and for steadiness of the inner self. Therefore, it should be learned directly and before [meditation] by the wise. Otherwise, even a little mastering of the mind cannot be done. It is considered by the teachers of old as threefold in accordance with the difference in characteristics. There is inhalation, holding and, immediately after that, exhalation”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nirṇīta (निर्णीत).—p (S) Determined, decided, settled, concluded. 2 Sentenced, decreed.

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

nirṇīta (निर्णीत).—p Determined, decided. Sentenc- ed, decreed.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirṇīta (निर्णीत).—&e. See under निर्णी (nirṇī).

See also (synonyms): nirṇaya, nirṇetṛ.

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Nirṇīta (निर्णीत).—p. p. Settled, decided, determined, resolved.

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

Nirṇīta (निर्णीत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Ascertained, determined. 2. Sentenced, decreed. E. nir before, ṇī to get, affix kta.

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

Nirṇīta (निर्णीत).—[adjective] found out, ascertained, settled, fixed.

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

Nirṇīta (निर्णीत):—[=nir-ṇīta] [from nir-ṇī] mfn. traced out, ascertained, settled, decided, [Mahābhārata etc.]

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

Nirṇīta (निर्णीत):—[nir-ṇīta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) p. Defined.

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

Nirṇīta (निर्णीत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇiṇṇīa.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Nirṇīta (निर्णीत) [Also spelled nirnit]:—(a) judged; decided; concluded.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nirṇīta (ನಿರ್ಣೀತ):—

1) [adjective] decided; determined.

2) [adjective] terminated.

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Nirṇīta (ನಿರ್ಣೀತ):—[noun] that which is decided or determined; decision.

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Nirnikta (ನಿರ್ನಿಕ್ತ):—

1) [adjective] washed, cleansed; purified.

2) [adjective] free from doubts or ambiguities; clear; vivid.

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Nirnikta (ನಿರ್ನಿಕ್ತ):—

1) [noun] that which is cleansed, purified.

2) [noun] he who sees, perceives vividly.

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Nirnīta (ನಿರ್ನೀತ):—

1) [adjective] decided; determined.

2) [adjective] terminated.

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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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