Nishcitartha, Niścitārtha, Nishcita-artha: 7 definitions
Nishcitartha means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 term Niścitārtha can be transliterated into English as Niscitartha or Nishcitartha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Nishchitartha.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda
Niścitārtha (निश्चितार्थ) is the name of a Buddha under whom Śākyamuni (or Gautama, ‘the historical Buddha’) acquired merit along the first through nine bhūmis, according to the Mahāvastu. There are in total ten bhūmis representing the ten stages of the Bodhisattva’s path towards enlightenment.
Niścitārtha is but one among the 500 Buddhas enumerated in the Mahāvastu during a conversation between Mahākātyāyana and Mahākāśyapa, both principle disciples of Gautama Buddha. The Mahāvastu is an important text of the Lokottaravāda school of buddhism, dating from the 2nd century BCE.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
niścitārtha (निश्चितार्थ).—m (S) A settled or fixed matter. 2 A certainty.
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
1) One who has formed a certain opinion about.
2) judging rightly.
Niścitārtha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms niścita and artha (अर्थ).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Niścitārtha (निश्चितार्थ).—name of a former Buddha: Mahāvastu i.136.17.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Niścitārtha (निश्चितार्थ).—[nis-cita-], (vb. ci), adj. completely resolved, [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 42, 9.
Niścitārtha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms niścita and artha (अर्थ).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Niścitārtha (निश्चितार्थ):—[=niś-citārtha] [from niś-cita > niś-ci] mfn. one who has formed a certain opinion about ([locative case]), judging rightly ([Comparative degree] -tara), [Rāmāyaṇa] ([Bombay edition])
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] a determined purpose.
2) [noun] a betrothing or being betrothed; mutual pledge to marry; engagement; betrothal.
3) [noun] a man confident of achieving his purpose.
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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Ends with: Vinishcitartha.
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