Nishkrayana, Niṣkrayaṇa: 4 definitions

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Nishkrayana 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 Niṣkrayaṇa can be transliterated into English as Niskrayana or Nishkrayana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Niṣkrayaṇa (निष्क्रयण).—Redemption, ransom.

Derivable forms: niṣkrayaṇam (निष्क्रयणम्).

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

Niṣkrayaṇa (निष्क्रयण).—i. e. nis-kri + ana, n. Redeeming, [Mṛcchakaṭikā, (ed. Stenzler.)] 50, 11.

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

Niṣkrayaṇa (निष्क्रयण).—[adjective] & [neuter] redeeming, ransoming.

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

1) Niṣkrayaṇa (निष्क्रयण):—[=niṣ-krayaṇa] [from niṣ-krī] mfn. redeeming, ransoming (ifc.), [Brāhmaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] n. redemption, buying off, [Mṛcchakaṭikā]

3) [v.s. ...] ransom, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā]

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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. 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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