Nishkaruna, Nihkaruna, Niṣkarūṇa: 13 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Niṣkarūṇa can be transliterated into English as Niskaruna or Nishkaruna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture
Niḥkaruṇā (निःकरुणा) refers to “merciless (curses)”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly [after the Nāga-curse was uttered], “Then the Four Great Kings, led by Vaiśravaṇa, addressed the Bhagavān, ‘O Bhagavān, extremely frightening Nāga-curse mantrapadas have been uttered, merciless (niḥkaruṇā-śapatha) curses have been uttered’”.
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.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
Niṣkarūṇa (निष्करूण).—a S Unmerciful or unpitiful.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Niṣkaruṇa (निष्करुण).—a Unmerciful or unpitiful.
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) Cruel unpitying, unmerciful. E. nir neg. karuṇa compassionate.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Niṣkaruṇa (निष्करुण).—adj. cruel, [Pañcatantra] iv. [distich] 16.
Niṣkaruṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and karuṇa (करुण).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Niṣkaruṇa (निष्करुण).—[adjective] pitiless, cruel ([abstract] tā [feminine]*).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Niṣkaruṇa (निष्करुण):—[=niṣ-karuṇa] [from niṣ > niḥ] mf(ā)n. pitiless, unmerciful, cruel (-tā f.), [Harivaṃśa; Kāvya literature] etc.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Niṣkaruṇa (निष्करुण):—[ni-ṣkaruṇa] (ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) a. Cruel.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Niṣkaruṇa (निष्करुण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇikkaruṇa.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Niḥkaruṇa (ನಿಃಕರುಣ):—[adjective] without pity, compassion; ruthless; cruel.
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1) [noun] want of pity, compassion; pitilessness; ruthlessness.
2) [noun] a pitiless, ruthless man.Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Niṣkaruṇa (ನಿಷ್ಕರುಣ):—[adjective] not having or showing pity, compassion; pitiless; ruthless.
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1) [noun] = ನಿಷ್ಕುರುಣೆ [nishkurune].
2) [noun] a pitiless, ruthless man.
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: Atinishkaruna.
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