Nivapana: 8 definitions


Nivapana 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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nivapana (निवपन).—

1) Scattering down, pouring out, throwing down.

2) Sowing.

3) An offering to the manes, an oblation in honour of one's deceased ancestors; को नः कुले निवपनानि नियच्छतीति (ko naḥ kule nivapanāni niyacchatīti) Ś.6.25.

Derivable forms: nivapanam (निवपनम्).

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

Nivapana (निवपन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Gifts in honour of deceased ancestors. 2. Scattering, or throwing out. 3. Sowing. also nivāpa. ni + vapa-bhāve-lyuṭ .

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

Nivapana (निवपन).—[ni-vap + ana], n. An offering to the Manes, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 152.

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

Nivapana (निवपन).—[neuter] pouring out, scattering; an oblation to the Manes.

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

1) Nivapana (निवपन):—[=ni-vapana] [from ni-vap] n. scattering or throwing down, pouring out, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] an offering to deceased progenitors, [Mahābhārata xiii, 4373; Śakuntalā vi, 24] (cf. nirvapaṇa).

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

Nivapana (निवपन):—[ni-vapana] (naṃ) 1. n. Gifts in honor of a deceased relative.

[Sanskrit to German]

Nivapana 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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