Nisham, Niśam, Ni-sham: 2 definitions


Nisham 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.

The Sanskrit term Niśam can be transliterated into English as Nisam or Nisham, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Niśam (निशम्).—& pari [Causative] appease, allay.

Niśam is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ni and śam (शम्).

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

1) Niśam (निशम्):—[from niśa > niś] a ind.

2) [=ni-√śam] b [Parasmaipada] -śāmyati, to be extinguished, [Dharmaśarmābhyudaya; Divyāvadāna] :—[Causal] -śamayati, to appease, make quiet, [Atharva-veda vi, 52, 3; 111, 2];

2) —to cool down, [Sāyaṇa on Ṛg-veda x, 39, 9];—-Samayati ([Epic] also -śāmyate; p. -śamyamāna with act. meaning, [Rāmāyaṇa [B.] ii, 66, 10]; [indeclinable participle] -Samya and -śamayya [Śiśupāla-vadha xvi, 38]; cf. [Vāmana’s Kāvyālaṃkāravṛtti v, 2, 76]),

2) —to observe, perceive, hear, learn, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

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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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