Nirupya, Nirūpya: 9 definitions


Nirupya means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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

Nirūpya (निरूप्य) refers to “ascertainment” (of the nature of the self), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “That (i.e. meditation) is reckoned to be of three kinds by some who have a liking for conciseness from the [Jain] canon which ascertains the nature of the self (nirūpya-ātmaniścaya) because the intention of living beings is of three kinds. Now the three— In that regard, it is said that the first is auspicious intention, its opposite is inauspicious intention [and] the third is called pure intention”.

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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

nirūpya (निरूप्य).—a S (Possible, purposed, necessary) to be described or delineated; also to be narrated or told.

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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

Nirūpya (निरूप्य).—a.

1) To be seen, defined or ascertained.

2) Not yet certain, questionable.

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

Nirūpya (निरूप्य).—mfn.

(-pyaḥ-pyā-pyaṃ) To be seen or ascertained. ind. Having seen or considered, E. ni before, rūpa to have form, yat or lyap aff.

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

Nirūpya (निरूप्य).—[adjective] to be determined or defined.

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

1) Nirupya (निरुप्य):—[=nir-upya] [from nir-upti] mfn. to be scattered or poured out, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

2) Nirūpya (निरूप्य):—[=ni-rūpya] [from ni-rūp] a ind. performing, acting, gesticulating, [Śakuntalā]

3) [v.s. ...] having seen, considered etc. 2.

4) [v.s. ...] b mfn. to be seen or defined or ascertained, [Mahābhārata]

5) [v.s. ...] not yet certain, questionable, [Vāmana’s Kāvyālaṃkāravṛtti]

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

Nirūpya (निरूप्य):—[nir-ūpya] (pyaḥ-pyā-pyaṃ) a. Idem.

[Sanskrit to German]

Nirupya 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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