Niruttara, Nir-uttara: 9 definitions

Introduction

Niruttara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

niruttara : (adj.) not answerable; making no reply; one who has no superior; the most noble.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Niruttara, (adj.) (nis+uttara) making no reply PvA. 117. (Page 370)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

niruttara (निरुत्तर).—a (S) That is at a loss for an answer; silenced, posed, dumfounded.

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

niruttara (निरुत्तर).—a That is at a loss for an answer; silenced, posed.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Niruttara (निरुत्तर).—a.

1) answerless, without a reply.

2) unable to answer, silenced.

3) having no superior.

Niruttara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and uttara (उत्तर).

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

Niruttara (निरुत्तर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Non-plussed, without an answer. E. nir, and uttara an answer.

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

Niruttara (निरुत्तर).—adj., f. , unable to answer, [Pañcatantra] 112, 18. Prāguttareṇa, i. e.

Niruttara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and uttara (उत्तर).

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

1) Niruttara (निरुत्तर):—[=nir-uttara] [from nir > niḥ] mfn. having no superior, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] answerless, silenced, [Harivaṃśa; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] n. = -tantra n. Name of a Tantra

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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. 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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