Nishitha, Nisītha, Niśitha, Niśithā, Nisitha: 18 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Niśitha and Niśithā can be transliterated into English as Nisitha or Nishitha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Nishith.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Nishitha in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Niśītha (निशीथ).—A King of Dhruva’s dynasty. Puṣpārṇa was the son of Utkala, the son of Dhruva, and Niśītha was Puṣpārṇa’s son by his wife Prabhā. Niśītha had two brothers, Pradoṣa and Vyūṣa. (Bhāgavata, 4th Skandha).

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Niśītha (निशीथ) refers to “midnight”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.7.—Accordingly, after the Goddess (Umā/Śivā) incarnated as Pārvatī by becoming the daughter of Menā:—“The goddess of great brilliance assumed the form of her baby child in front of Menā and began to cry in accordance with the ways of the world. On account of her splendour that diffused all round the lying-in-couch, the midnight lamps [i.e., niśītha-dīpa] that burnt in the lying-in-chamber were rendered dim in a trice, O sage. The women in the house were extremely glad on hearing the gentle cry of the child. In their excited flutter and great pleasure they rushed in. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Niśitha (निशिथ).—A son of Doṣa and Puṣparṇā;1 stationed to defend the E. gate of Mathurā;2 fought with his kinsmen at Prabhāsa.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 13. 14.
  • 2) Ib. X. 50. 20 [2];.
  • 3) Ib. XI. 30. 17.

2) Niśithā (निशिथा).—A Śakti.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 32. 12.
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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

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nishitha in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nisītha : (m.) midnight.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Nisītha, (Sk. niśītha, see nisā) midnight, night Th. 1, 3 (aggi yathā pajjalito nisīthe; v. l. BB nisive), 524 (v. l. nisive); J. IV, 432; V, 330, 331 (v. l. BB nisive), 506 (=rattibhāga Com.). (Page 373)

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

niśītha (निशीथ).—m S Midnight.

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

niśītha (निशीथ).—m Midnight.

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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

Niśītha (निशीथ).—[niśerate janā asmin; niśī ādhāre thak Tv.]

1) Midnight; निशीथदीपाः सहसा हतत्विषः (niśīthadīpāḥ sahasā hatatviṣaḥ) R.3.15; Meghadūta 9.; Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 8.1.

2) The time of sleep, night in general; शुचौ निशीथेऽनुभवन्ति कामिनः (śucau niśīthe'nubhavanti kāminaḥ) Ṛtusaṃhāra 1.3; श्रुत्वा निशीथे ध्वनिम् (śrutvā niśīthe dhvanim) Amaruśataka 13.

Derivable forms: niśīthaḥ (निशीथः).

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

Niśītha (निशीथ).—n.

(-thaṃ) 1. Midnight. 2. Night. (In general). E. ni always, śī to sleep, Unadi affix thak.

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

Niśītha (निशीथ).—[ni-śī + tha], m. 1. Midnight, [Ṛtusaṃhāra] 1, 3. 2. Night, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 3, 15.

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

Niśītha (निशीथ).—[masculine] ([neuter]) midnight, night i.[grammar]

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

1) Niśitha (निशिथ):—m. (mc.) = next

2) Name of one of the 3 sons of Doṣā (night), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa] ([varia lectio] śītha).

3) Niśītha (निशीथ):—[=ni-śītha] m. rarely n. (√śī) midnight, night, [Mahābhārata]

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

Niśītha (निशीथ):—[ni-śītha] (thaḥ) 1. m. Midnight.

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

Niśītha (निशीथ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇisīha.

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Nishitha 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nishitha in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Niśītha (निशीथ) [Also spelled nishith]:—(nf) night, midnight.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Niśītha (ನಿಶೀಥ):—

1) [noun] = ನಿಶೆ [nishe]1 - 1.

2) [noun] the middle of the night; twelve o'clock at night; the mid-night.

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