Nivapana; 2 Definition(s)


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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: DDSA: The practical 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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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