Nishata, Niśaṭa, Niśāta, Niśāṭa, Nisha-ata: 11 definitions


Nishata means something in 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.

The Sanskrit terms Niśaṭa and Niśāta and Niśāṭa can be transliterated into English as Nisata or Nishata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Niśaṭa (निशट).—A son of Vasudeva and Rohiṇī.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 162.
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nisata (निसत).—a Shameless, graceless, profligate, abandoned. Pr. ni0 bājārī āṇi paḍalā śējārī. Pr. nisatā nisatā lāja nāhīṃ kālacēṃ bōlaṇēṃ āja nāhīṃ.

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

nisata (निसत).—a Shameless, graceless.

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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

Niśāta (निशात).—p. p.

1) Sharpened, whetted, sharp; निशात रौद्रेषु विकासतां गतैः (niśāta raudreṣu vikāsatāṃ gataiḥ) Kirātārjunīya 14.3.

2) Polished, burnished. bright.

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Niśāṭa (निशाट).—

1) an owl.

2) a demon, ghost, goblin; ईश्वरस्य निशाटानां विलोक्य निखिलां पुरीम् (īśvarasya niśāṭānāṃ vilokya nikhilāṃ purīm) Bk. 8.115; Rām. Ch.1.34

Derivable forms: niśāṭaḥ (निशाटः).

Niśāṭa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms niśā and aṭa (अट). See also (synonyms): niśāṭana.

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

Niśāṭa (निशाट).—m.

(-ṭaḥ) 1. An owl. 2. A demon, a ghost. E. niśā night, and aṭa who goes; ac aff. also with lyu aff. niśāṭana m.


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Niśāta (निशात).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Sharpened, polished, whetted, burnished. E. ni before, śo to cut or pare, aff. kta.

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

1) Niśāṭa (निशाट):—[from niśā > niś] m. (śāṭa) ‘n°-rover’, an owl, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [=niśā-ṭa] [from niśāṭa > niśā > niś] a demon, ghost, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) Niśāta (निशात):—[=ni-śāta] [from ni-śo] mfn. sharpened, polished, whetted, sharp, [Kāvya literature; Purāṇa etc.]

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

1) Niśāṭa (निशाट):—[niśā-ṭa] (ṭaḥ) 1. m. An owl; ghost.

2) Niśāta (निशात):—[ni-śāta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Sharpened.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Niśāta (निशात) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇisāya.

[Sanskrit to German]

Nishata 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Niśāṭa (ನಿಶಾಟ):—[noun] = ನಿಶಾಚರ [nishacara]2 - 1.

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Niśāta (ನಿಶಾತ):—[adjective] having a thin cutting edge or a fine point; well-adapted for cutting or piercing; sharp; keen.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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