Nissita: 2 definitions


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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nissita : (pp. of nissayati) dependent on; hanging on; living by means of.

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

Nissita, (adj.) (Sk. niśrita, pp. of nissayati, corresp. in meaning to Sk. āśrita) hanging on, dependent on, inhabiting; attached to, supported by, living by means of, relying on, being founded or rooted in, bent on. As —° often in sense of a prep. =by means of, on account of, through, esp. with pron. kiṃ° (=why, through what) Sn. 458; taṃ° (therefore, on acct. of this) S. IV, 102. ‹-› For combination with var. synonyms see Nd2 s. v. & cp. Nd1 75, 106.—S. II, 17 (dvayaṃ; cp. III, 134); IV, 59, 365; V, 2 sq. , 63 sq.; A. III, 128; Dh. 339 (rāga°); Sn. 752, 798, 910; J. I, 145; Nd1 283; Pv. I, 86 (sokaṃ hadaya° lying in); II, 66 (paṭhavi° supported by); Vbh. 229; Nett 39 (°citta); Miln. 314 (inhabiting); PvA. 86 (māna°).—anissita unsupported, not attached, free, emancipated Sn. 66, 363, 753, 849, 1069 (unaided); J. I, 158; Miln. 320, 351.—Cp. apassita. (Page 375)

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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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