Nirva, Nirvā: 3 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirvā (निर्वा).—2 P.

1) To blow.

2) To be cooled, be cool or assuaged (fig. also); वपुर्जलाद्रापवनैर्न निर्ववौ (vapurjalādrāpavanairna nirvavau) Śiśupālavadha 1.65; त्वयि दृष्ट एव तस्या निर्वाति मनो मनोभवज्वलितम् (tvayi dṛṣṭa eva tasyā nirvāti mano manobhavajvalitam) Subhāṣ.

3) To blow out, be extinguished, be extinct; निर्वाणदीपे किमु तैलदानम् (nirvāṇadīpe kimu tailadānam) Subhāṣ.; निर्वाणभूयिष्ठमथास्य वीर्यं संधुक्षयन्तीव वपुर्गुणेन (nirvāṇabhūyiṣṭhamathāsya vīryaṃ saṃdhukṣayantīva vapurguṇena) Kumārasambhava 3.52; Śiśupālavadha 14.85; Mu.3.28. -Caus. (nirvāpayati)

1) To blow or put out, extinguish, destroy, kill; शशाक निर्वापयितुं न वासवः (śaśāka nirvāpayituṃ na vāsavaḥ) R.3.58.

2) To cool, alleviate the heat of, act as a refrigerant; सखि अन्यादृश एव तेऽद्य निर्वा- पयति शरीरस्पर्शः (sakhi anyādṛśa eva te'dya nirvā- payati śarīrasparśaḥ) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 6; Ratnāvalī 3.11; R.19.56.

3) To gratify, soothe, comfort; निर्वाप्य प्रियसंदेशैः सीतामक्षवधोद्धतः (nirvāpya priyasaṃdeśaiḥ sītāmakṣavadhoddhataḥ) R.12.63.

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

Nirvā (निर्वा).—blow, also = [preceding] [Causative] nirvāpayati extinguish, allay, refresh, delight.

Nirvā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and (वा).

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

Nirvā (निर्वा):—[=nir-√vā] [Parasmaipada] -vāti ([perfect tense] -vavau), to blow (as wind), [Rāmāyaṇa];

—to cease to blow, to be blown out or extinguished;

—to be allayed or refreshed or exhilarated, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.:

—[Causal] -vāpayati, to put out, extinguish, allay, cool, refresh, delight, [Ṛg-veda]; etc.

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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