Nivasa, Nivāsa, Nivasha: 10 definitions


Nivasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nivāsa (निवास).—

1) Living, dwelling, residing.

2) A house, adode, habitation, resting-place; निवासश्चिन्तायाः (nivāsaścintāyāḥ) Mk.1.15; Śi.4.63;5.21; Bg.9.18; Mk.3.23.

3) Passing the night.

4) A dress, garment.

5) Nightquarters.

6) Refuge, receptacle, asylum; जगन्निवासो वसुदेवसद्मनि (jagannivāso vasudevasadmani) Śi.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: 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]

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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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