Nisita, Nishita: 15 definitions


Nisita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Niśita (निशित) refers to a “sharp weapon”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.8 (“The battle between the gods and Asuras”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Regaining consciousness quickly Tāraka the excellent Asura got up and forcefully hit Vīrabhadra with his spear. In the same manner, the heroic Vīrabhadra of great brilliance hit Tāraka with his sharp (niśita) terrible trident. The powerful king of the Asuras, the heroic Tāraka, hit Vīrabhadra again with spear. [...]”

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Nisita (निसित).—A son of Balarāma.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 164.
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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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nisita : (adj.) sharp; whetted; sharpened.

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

Nisita, (adj.) (Sk. niśita, ni+pp. of śā to whet) sharp M. I, 281 (āvudhajāta pīta°?); J. IV, 118 (su°); VvA. 233; PvA. 155, 192, 213. (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

niśita (निशित).—p S Sharpened or whetted (upon a stone &c.)

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

niśita (निशित).—p Sharpened or whetted.

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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

Niśita (निशित).—a.

1) Sharpened, whetted, sharp; धनुर्गृहीत्वौप निषदं महास्त्रं शरं ह्युपासा निशितं संधयीत (dhanurgṛhītvaupa niṣadaṃ mahāstraṃ śaraṃ hyupāsā niśitaṃ saṃdhayīta) Muṇd.2.2.3; निशित- निपाताः शराः (niśita- nipātāḥ śarāḥ) Ś.1.1; नागेन्द्रो निशिताङ्कुशेन (nāgendro niśitāṅkuśena) Bh.

2) Stimulated.

-tam Iron.

-tā Night.

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

Niśita (निशित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Sharpened, whetted. 2. Stimulated. n.

(-taṃ) Iron. E. ni before, śo to pare, affix kta.

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

Niśita (निशित).—[adjective] sharpened, whetted; eager for ([locative]).

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Niśitā (निशिता).—[feminine] night.

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

1) Niśita (निशित):—[=ni-śita] [from ni-śi] mfn. (ni-) sharpened, sharp ([literally] and [figuratively]), [Kaṭha-upaniṣad; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] stimulated, excited, eager for ([locative case])

3) [v.s. ...] strengthened

4) [v.s. ...] prepared, presented, [Ṛg-veda]

5) [v.s. ...] n. iron, steel, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) Niśitā (निशिता):—f. night, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā] (cf. niś, a-niśita, and next).

7) Niṣita (निषित):—[=ni-ṣita] [from ni-ṣo] mfn., [Pāṇini 8-3, 70.]

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

Niśita (निशित):—[ni-śita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Sharpened, whetted. n. Iron.

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

Niśita (निशित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇisia.

[Sanskrit to German]

Nisita 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Niśita (ನಿಶಿತ):—[noun] the middle of the night; twelve o'clock at night; the mid-night.

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Niśita (ನಿಶಿತ):—

1) [adjective] finely sharpened; sharp; keen.

2) [adjective] having or showing great mental penetration or acumen; keen; sharp.

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Niśita (ನಿಶಿತ):—

1) [noun] an instrument or weapon that has a finely sharpened edge.

2) [noun] great mental penetration or acumen; keenness; sharpness.

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Nisita (ನಿಸಿತ):—

1) [adjective] having a very thin edge or fine point; keen; sharp.

2) [adjective] harsh, biting or severe; bitter.

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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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