Nita, Nīta: 8 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Nita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

He was a brahmin of Savatthi and joined the Order, believing that there he would find pleasure and comfort. He was lazy and indolent, but the Buddha, discerning his antecedents, admonished him, and Nita, developing insight, became an arahant.

In the time of Padumuttara Buddha he was a brahmin teacher named Sunanda.

One day, as he prepared a Vajapeyya sacrifice, the Buddha visited him and walked through the air above him. Sunanda threw flowers in the sky, and they formed a canopy over the whole town.

He became king thirty five times under the name of Abbhasa (v.l. Ambaramsa). Thag.vs.84; ThagA.i.180f.

He is probably identical with Puppachadaniya of the Apadana. Ap.i.166.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nīta : (pp. of neti) carried; guided; inferred; led by.

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

Nīta, (pp.) (pp. of neti) led, guided; ascertained, inferred A. I, 60 (°attha); J. I, 262; II, 215 (kāma°); Nett 21 (°attha, natural meaning, i.e. the primarily inferred sense, opp. neyyattha); Sdhp. 366 (dun°). Cp. vi°. (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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nita (नित).—a & ad Properly nitya.

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nīṭa (नीट).—a (nīti) Straight, direct, not crooked. 2 fig. Right, proper, fit, suitable--things, actions.

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nīta (नीत).—a S Correct, well-behaved, moral, just. 2 p S Taken away, removed.

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

nīṭa (नीट).—a Straight, direct. Right, proper.

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nīta (नीत).—a Correct, well-behaved. Taken away, removed.

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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

Nīta (नीत).—p. p. [nī-karmaṇi kta]

1) Carried, conducted, led.

2) Gained, obtained.

3) Brought or reduced to

4) Spent, passed away; नीतं जन्म नवीननीरजवने पीतं मधु स्वेच्छया (nītaṃ janma navīnanīrajavane pītaṃ madhu svecchayā) Bhramarāṣṭākam

5) Well-behaved, correct; see नी ().

-tam 1 Wealth

2) Corn, grain.

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

Nīta (नीत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Well behaved, correct, modest. 2. Gained, obtained. 3. Led, conducted. n.

(-taṃ) 1. Wealth. 2. Corn, grain. E. to get &c. aff. kta.

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

1) Nīta (नीत):—[from ] 1. nīta mfn. (for 2. See 4. ) led, guided, brought etc., [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] gained, obtained, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] well-behaved, correct, modest, [ib.]

4) [v.s. ...] n. wealth, corn, grain, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] = nava-nīta, [Āpastamba-śrauta-sūtra]

6) [from ] 2. nīta mfn. entered, gone or come to (mṛtyorantikam), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda]

7) a nīti etc. See √.

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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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