Nivasa, Nivāsa, Nivasha: 19 definitions


Nivasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Nivāsa (निवास) refers to “abodes for the residence (of the Gods)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.38 (“Description of the dais or maṇḍapa”).—Accordingly, as Himavat prepared the wedding of Menā and Śiva: “[...] O celestial sage, of what avail is a long-drawn description? The gods were drawn by Viśvakarman as desired by Himavat. The Altar was erected by him with wonderful features, fascinating the gods and exquisite in form. On being commanded by the lord of mountains, the intelligent Viśvakarman created different abodes for the residence (nivāsa) of the gods and others. Great couches of wonderful brilliance very cosy and exquisite were made by Viśvakarman for their sake. [...]”.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nivāsa : (m.) abode; resting place; living.

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

Nivāsa, (fr. nivasati2) stopping, dwelling, resting-place, abode; living, sheltering J. I, 115 (°ṃ kappeti to put up); II, 110; PvA. 76, 78. Usually in phrase pubbe-nivāsaṃ anussarati “to remember one’s former abode or place of existence (in a former life), ” characterising the faculty of remembering one’s former birth D. I, 13, 15, 16, 81; S. I, 167, 175, 196; II, 122, 213; V, 265, 305; A. I, 25, 164; II, 183; III, 323, 418 sq.; IV, 141 sq.; V, 211, 339. Also in pubbenivāsaṃ vedi It. 100; Sn. 647=Dh. 423; p-n-paṭisaṃyuttā dhammikathā D. II, 1; p-n-anussatiñāṇa D. III, 110, 220, 275; A. IV, 177. Cp. nevāsika. (Page 372)

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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

nivāsa (निवास).—m S An abode, residence, or dwelling-place. 2 Residence, dwelling, abiding.

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

nivāsa (निवास).—m An abode, residence.

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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

Nivāsa (निवास).—

1) Living, dwelling, residing.

2) A house, adode, habitation, resting-place; निवासश्चिन्तायाः (nivāsaścintāyāḥ) Mṛcchakaṭika 1.15; Śiśupālavadha 4.63;5.21; Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 9.18; Mṛcchakaṭika 3.23.

3) Passing the night.

4) A dress, garment.

5) Nightquarters.

6) Refuge, receptacle, asylum; जगन्निवासो वसुदेवसद्मनि (jagannivāso vasudevasadmani) Śiśupālavadha 1.1.

Derivable forms: nivāsaḥ (निवासः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Nivāsa (निवास).—m. (= Pali id.), (former) state of existence; usually in cpds. pūrva-(pūrve-)ni°, qq.v.; with separation of the [compound], pūrve (so all mss., Senart em. °vaṃ) ca nivāsa- vāraṃ (time, turn) Mahāvastu i.4.8; rarely otherwise, nivāsānut- tarya-saṃpanna Mahāvastu iii.320.5 (see anuttarya), perfect in the supreme excellence of (former) births. See also s.v. pūrve-vāsa.

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

Nivāsa (निवास).—m.

(-saḥ) 1. A house, a dwelling. 2. Passing the night. E. ni in, vas to abide, aff. ādhāre ghañ .

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

Nivāsa (निवास).—i. e. ni-vas + a, m. 1. Dwelling, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 5, 22. 2. Passing the night, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 9700. 3. An abode, a house, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 1, 11, 27. 4. Nightquarters, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 55, 33. 5. Cloth, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 10679.

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

Nivāsa (निवास).—1. [masculine] clothing; [adjective] clothed in (—°).

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Nivāsa (निवास).—2. [masculine] stopping, dwelling; resting-place, abode, home.

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

1) Nivāsa (निवास):—[=ni-vāsa] [from ni-vas] a m. clothing, dress (ifc. = [preceding]), [Harivaṃśa]

2) [=ni-vāsa] [from ni-vas] b m. living, dwelling, residing, passing the night

3) [v.s. ...] dwelling-place, abode, house, habitation, night-quarters, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

4) Nivāśa (निवाश):—[=ni-vāśa] mfn. (√vāś) roaring, thundering, [Atharva-veda]

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

Nivāsa (निवास):—[ni-vāsa] (saḥ) 1. m. A house.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Nivāsa (निवास) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇivāsa.

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Nivasa 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Nivāsa (निवास) [Also spelled nivas]:—(nm) residence, abode, habitation, lodging, dwelling; -[sthala] quarter, habitat; -[sthāna] house, residence.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Ṇivasa (णिवस) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Nivas.

2) Ṇivāsa (णिवास) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Nivāsa.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nivasa (ನಿವಸ):—[noun] a building where one lives in; a house.

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Nivāsa (ನಿವಾಸ):—

1) [noun] a building in which people live; residence for human beings; a house.

2) [noun] a place as nest, den, etc. where birds, animals take shelter.

3) [noun] the place or region where something is native or most common; a home.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Nivāsa (निवास):—n. 1. residence; dwelling; habitation; 2. cloth; dress;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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