Nishkarunika, Niṣkāruṇika: 1 definition
Nishkarunika 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 Niṣkāruṇika can be transliterated into English as Niskarunika or Nishkarunika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Niṣkāruṇika (निष्कारुणिक).—adj. (compare Sanskrit kāruṇika and niṣkaruṇa; Pali has nikkaruṇa adj., but also nikkaruṇā, subst., lack of compassion, Pv. commentary 55.23; our form might be based on that), pitiless: raudracitto °ṇiko Divyāvadāna 323.3; °ṇiko Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.94.1.
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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Starts with: Nishkarunikate.
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