Nisa, Nisā, Niśā, Nisha, Niśa, Nishe: 22 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Niśā and Niśa can be transliterated into English as Nisa or Nisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Niśā (निशा):—Another name for Haridrā (Curcuma longa), a species of medicinal plant and used in the treatment of fever (jvara), as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which is part of the 7th-century Mādhavacikitsā, a Sanskrit classical work on Āyurveda.Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha
Niśā (निशा) is another name for “Haridrā” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning niśā] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Niśā (निशा).—The third wife of the Agni called Bhānu. To the couple were born seven sons called Agni, Soma, Vaiśvānara, Viśvapati, Sannihita, Kapila and Agraṇī, and a daughter called Rohiṇī. (Vana Parva, Chapter 211).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Niśā (निशा).—Same as Sītā; a R. of the Kuśadvīpa.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 122. 71.
1b) A daughter of Krodhā.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 205.
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.
Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
1) Niśā (निशा) is the alternative name of a Sanskrit metre (chandas) mentioned by Hemacandra (1088-1173 C.E.) in his auto-commentary on the second chapter of the Chandonuśāsana. Niśā corresponds to Tārakā. Hemacandra gives these alternative names for the metres by other authorities (like Bharata), even though the number of gaṇas or letters do not differ.
2) Niśā (निशा) refers to one of the 135 metres (chandas) mentioned by Nañjuṇḍa (1794-1868 C.E.) in his Vṛttaratnāvalī. Nañjuṇḍa was a poet of both Kannada and Sanskrit literature flourished in the court of the famous Kṛṣṇarāja Woḍeyar of Mysore. He introduces the names of these metres (e.g., Niśā) in 20 verses.
Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Google Books: Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences (Astronomy)
Niśa (निश) refers to a “night”, according to Brahmagupta’s Brāhmasphuṭasiddhānta verse 22.41.—Accordingly, “The Ghaṭikā-yantra is a copper vessel of the shape of a hemisphere. At the centre of the bottom is a small perforation so made that the bowl sinks sixty times in a day and night [i.e., dyu-niśa]”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
nisā : (f.) night.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Nisā, (f.) (Sk. niś & niśā, prob. with niśītha (midnight) to ni+śi=lying down) night Vv 352 (Loc. nise); VvA. 161 (Loc. nisati, v. l. nisi=rattiyaṃ); Miln. 388 (Loc. nisāya); Dāvs II. 6; V, 2 (nisāyaṃ). See also nisītha. (Page 373)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
niśā (निशा).—f ( P) Assurance, confidence, conviction or satisfaction of mind. v kara, hō, purava. 2 Assurance, testimony of credit. v dē, ghē, paṭava, purava. Ex. mī pāñcaśēṃ rūpayāñcī niśā sāvakārī dētōṃ. 3 Satiety or gluttedness.
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niśā (निशा).—f ( A) Intoxication: also any intoxicating substance.
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niśā (निशा).—f S Night.
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nīsa (नीस).—m (nisaṇēṃ) Sum, substance, essence; the extract or excerptum; the good portion picked out. v kāḍha, nigha. 2 Scrutiny or close inquiry into. v kara, kāḍha, pāha, purava g. of o. 3 nīsa is sometimes used as ad or in comp. with the sense Essentially or purely, i. e. altogether, utterly; as nīsa naṅgā Wholly bare, void, or destitute (of money, decency &c.)
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nīsa (नीस).—m R Sense of soreness (in the breast or back) from a blow or from overexertion. v bhara, utara.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
niśā (निशा).—f Assurance, confidence, conviction or satisfaction of mind. v kara, hō, purava.
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niśā (निशा).—f Satiety. Intoxication. Night.
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nīsa (नीस).—m Sum, substance, essence; the extract or excerptum; the good por- tion picked out. v kāḍha nigha. Scrutiny or close inquiry into. v kara, kāḍha, pāha, purava, nīsa is sometimes used as ad or in comp., with the sense Essentially or purely, i. e. altogether, utterly; as nīsa naṅgā. Wholly bare, void, or desti- tute (of money, decency &c.)
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nīsa (नीस).—m Sense of soreness in the breast or back from a blow or from over- exertion. Substance. Scrutiny. ad Altogether.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Niśa (निश).—4 P., 1 U.
1) To hear, listen to, come to know; निशम्य चैनां तपसे कृतोद्यमाम् (niśamya caināṃ tapase kṛtodyamām) Ku.5.3; Ś.5.2; R.2.41,52,61;3.47;4.2;5.12; Bk.2.9; निशामय प्रियसखि (niśāmaya priyasakhi) Māl.7.
2) To see, observe; निशामयन् दीप्तमिवाग्निना जगत् (niśāmayan dīptamivāgninā jagat) Bu. Ch.4.98.
Derivable forms: niśam (निशम्).
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Niśā (निशा).—[nitarāṃ śyati tanūkaroti vyāpārān śo-ka Tv.]
1) Night या निशा सर्वभूतानां तस्यां जागर्ति संयमी (yā niśā sarvabhūtānāṃ tasyāṃ jāgarti saṃyamī) Bg.2.69.
3) A dream.
4) A collective name for the zodiacal signs Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Sagittarius, and Capricorn.
5) A species of plant (Mar. kacarā or upaḷasarī).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-śā) 1. Night. 2. Turmeric, (Curcuma longa.) 3. Another sort, (C. zanthorrhiza.) E. ni always, śo to waste or reduce, (mortals,) aff. ka; or niś to meditate, aff. kvip, and ṭāpa added.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Niśa (निश).—[-niśa] (cf. niśā), in a-niśa + m, adv. (Without rest) continually, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 61. ahar-niśa, n. A whole day, comprising a day and a night, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 74. divā-niśa + m, adv. Day and night, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 44. niśā-niśa + m, adv. Constantly, Mahābhārata 3, 12343.
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Niśā (निशा).—probably from ni-śī, (cf. niśitha), f. 1. Night, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 223. 2. A dream, Mahābhārata 5, 7252. 3. Turmeric, Curcuma, [Suśruta] 2. 208, 14.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Niśa (निश).—(—°) [neuter] & niśā [feminine] the same.
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Niśā (निशा).—sharpen, whet; offer, present; lay down, spread.
Niśā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ni and śā (शा).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Niśa (निश):—[from niś] n. (or am ind.) ifc. for niśā (cf. a-, ahar-, divā-, niśā-, śva-, and, [Pāṇini 2-4, 25]).
2) Niśā (निशा):—[from niś] f. night, [Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.
3) [v.s. ...] a vision, dream, [Mahābhārata]
4) [v.s. ...] turmeric, Curcuma (of 2 species, [probably] C° and C°), [Suśruta]
5) [v.s. ...] = -bala, [Jyotiṣa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Niśā (निशा):—(śā) 1. f. Night; turmeric.
2) Niṣa (निष):—(u) neṣati 1. a. To sprinkle.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Niśā (निशा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇisā.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Niśā (निशा):—(nf) night; ~[kara] the moon; ~[cara] a demon; evil spirit; ~[carī] demonic; •[vṛtti] demonic spirit; ~[nātha] the moon.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Ṇisa (णिस) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Nyas.
2) Ṇisā (णिसा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Niśā.
3) Ṇisā (णिसा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Niśā.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
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