Nirucchvasa, Nirucchvāsa, Nir-ucchvasa: 6 definitions


Nirucchvasa 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Niruchchhvasa.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Nirucchvāsa (निरुच्छ्वास).—a.

1) breathless, without breathing; निरुच्छ्वासं हरिं चक्रुः (nirucchvāsaṃ hariṃ cakruḥ) Rām.7.7.6.

2) narrow, contracted; उपेयुषो वर्त्म निरन्तराभिरसौ निरुच्छ्वासमनीकिनीभिः (upeyuṣo vartma nirantarābhirasau nirucchvāsamanīkinībhiḥ) Śiśupālavadha 3.32.

3) dead; निरुच्छ्वासाः पुनः केचित् पतिता जगतीतले (nirucchvāsāḥ punaḥ kecit patitā jagatītale) Rām.6.58.13.

-saḥ absence of breath; लोका निरुच्छ्वासनिपीडिता भृशम् (lokā nirucchvāsanipīḍitā bhṛśam) Bhāgavata 4. 8.8.

Nirucchvāsa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and ucchvāsa (उच्छ्वास).

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

Nirucchvāsa (निरुच्छ्वास).—adj., f. , without breathing, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 25, 48.

Nirucchvāsa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and ucchvāsa (उच्छ्वास).

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

1) Nirucchvāsa (निरुच्छ्वास):—[=nir-ucchvāsa] [from nir > niḥ] mf(ā)n. not breathing, breathless, [Mahābhārata; Suśruta] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] narrow, contracted, crowded, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] m. breathlessness (-nipīḍita mfn. afflicted by b°)

4) [v.s. ...] m. or n. Name of a [particular] hell where the wicked cannot breathe, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Nirucchvasa in German

context information

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

[«previous next»] — Nirucchvasa in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nirucchvāsa (ನಿರುಚ್ಛ್ವಾಸ):—[adjective] preventing from breathing; choking; suffocating; smothering; stifling.

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Nirucchvāsa (ನಿರುಚ್ಛ್ವಾಸ):—[noun] (myth.) name of a hell.

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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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