Nishcikirsha, Niścikīrṣā: 1 definition


Nishcikirsha 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 Niścikīrṣā can be transliterated into English as Niscikirsa or Nishcikirsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Nishchikirsha.

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[«previous next»] — Nishcikirsha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Niścikīrṣā (निश्चिकीर्षा).—Mahāvyutpatti 2456; La Vallée Poussin, Abhidharmakośa iv.189, note 3; or °ṣu-tā, Bodhisattvabhūmi 168.22 (= Pali nijigiṃ- sanatā, or °gīs°), in lābhena lābha-(Bodhisattvabhūmi ed. lābhaṃ) niś° (also -niṣpādanā, q.v.), extraction of a profitable gift (from a layman, by a monk) by (referring to) a gift received (from others); one of the 5 mithyājīva for a monk; see references s.v. kuhana. Wogihara, Lex. 26, believes the original form was nirjigīṣā or °ṣutā, relying on the Pali; I believe the contrary.

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Niścikīrṣā (निश्चिकीर्षा) or Niṣpādanā or Niścikīrṣṣutā.—q.v.: in lābhena lābha-niṣ° Mahāvyutpatti 2497.

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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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