Nityanitya, Nityānitya, Nitya-anitya: 7 definitions


Nityanitya means something in 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Nityanitya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Nityānitya (नित्यानित्य) refers to “permanence and otherwise”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.5.—Accordingly, as Menā eulogised Śivā (i.e., Umā/Durgā):—“[...] The living beings are being united to the different principles of the nature of permanence and otherwise [i.e., nityānitya] and those without substance are discarded. You are the inherent power of those permanent principles. In the proper time you become a woman of ability with Yogic powers. You are the origin and the sustainer of the worlds. You are the eternal Prakṛti, the great, by whom even the Brahman is brought under control. O you, of noble nature, O mother, be pleased with me. [...]”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nityanitya in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nityānitya (नित्यानित्य).—a (S) Constant and occasional. 2 Permanent and transitory; eternal and temporary.

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

nityānitya (नित्यानित्य).—a Constant and occasional. Permanent and transitory.

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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

[«previous next»] — Nityanitya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nityānitya (नित्यानित्य).—a. eternal and perishable.

Nityānitya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nitya and anitya (अनित्य).

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

Nityānitya (नित्यानित्य).—mfn.

(-tyaḥ-tyā-tyaṃ) Eternal and perishable, permanent and temporary, &c. E. nitya, and anitya transient.

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

Nityānitya (नित्यानित्य):—[from nitya] mfn. eternal and perishable, permanent and temporary, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Nityānitya (नित्यानित्य):—[nityā-nitya] (tyaḥ-tyā-tyaṃ) a. Eternal and temporal; fixed and transient.

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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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