Nistantu, Nis-tantu: 3 definitions
Nistantu 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.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) having no offspring, childless.
2) a Brahmachārin; मुण्डा निस्तन्तवश्चापि वस- त्यर्थार्थिनः पृथक् (muṇḍā nistantavaścāpi vasa- tyarthārthinaḥ pṛthak) Mb.12.167.16.
Nistantu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and tantu (तन्तु).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nistantu (निस्तन्तु).—adj. without offspring, Mahābhārata 12, 6225.
Nistantu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and tantu (तन्तु).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nistantu (निस्तन्तु):—[=nis-tantu] [from nis > niḥ] mfn. having no offspring, childless, [ib.]
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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