Nivi, Nivī, Nīvi: 15 definitions

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Nivi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, Tamil. 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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Nīvī.—(EI 17), a permanent endowment; same as akṣaya-nīvī. Note: nīvī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nivī (निवी).—f See nīvī.

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nīvī (नीवी).—f A cloth round a woman's waist; or the ends or tuck of it: also the tie or encircling band of a woman's drawers.

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

nīvī (नीवी).—f A cloth round a woman's waist; the ends of it; the tie of a woman's drawers.

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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

Nīvi (नीवि) or Nīvī (नीवी).—f. [nivyayati nivīyate vā nivye-in; cf. Uṇādi-sūtra 4, 135]

1) A cloth worn round a woman's waist, or more properly the ends of the cloth tied into a knot in front, the knot of the wearing garment; प्रस्थानभिन्नां न बबन्ध नीविम् (prasthānabhinnāṃ na babandha nīvim) R.7.9; नीविबन्धोच्छ्वसनम् (nīvibandhocchvasanam) Mā.l.2.5; Kumārasambhava 1.38; नीविं प्रति प्रणिहिते तु करे प्रियेण (nīviṃ prati praṇihite tu kare priyeṇa) K. P.4; Meghadūta 7; Śiśupālavadha 1.64.

2) The outer tie of a packet in which the offerings of a Sūdra at funeral obsequies are presented.

3) Capital, principal, stock; नीवीमवलिखतः द्विगुणः (nīvīmavalikhataḥ dviguṇaḥ) (daṇḍaḥ) Kau. A 2.7; शेषमायव्ययौ नीवी च (śeṣamāyavyayau nīvī ca) Kau A.2.6.

4) A stake, wager.

5) Prison; नीवी स्याद्बन्धनागारे धने स्त्रीवस्त्रबन्धने (nīvī syādbandhanāgāre dhane strīvastrabandhane) Nm.

Derivable forms: nīviḥ (नीविः).

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

Nīvi (नीवि).—f. (-viḥ-vī) 1. Capital, principal, stock. 2. Stake, wager. 3. A cloth round a woman’s waist, or the ends of the cloth passed round the loins so as to hold the whole together; on being lossed the lower members are exposed: the tie of drawers worn by women, &c. 4. The outer tie of a packet, in which the offerings of a Sudra at funeral obsequies are presented. E. ni before, vyeñ to cover, Unadi aff. in and ṅīp optionally added; the i of ni is made long, and the radical finals rejected.

Nīvi can also be spelled as Nīvī (नीवी).

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

Nīvi (नीवि).—nīvī, f. A cloth worn round a woman’s waist, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 2, 284.

Nīvi can also be spelled as Nīvī (नीवी).

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

Nīvi (नीवि).—[feminine] a cloth or girdle worn round a woman’s waist.

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Nīvī (नीवी).—[feminine] a cloth or girdle worn round a woman’s waist.

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Nivī (निवी).—([Intensive] veveti) penetrate, rush into or among ([locative]).

Nivī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ni and (वी).

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

1) Nivī (निवी):—[=ni-√vī] ([Intensive] -veveti), to force a way into, rush among ([locative case]), [Ṛg-veda]

2) Nīvi (नीवि):—[=nī-vi] [from ] a See nī-vi.

3) b f. or nīvī ([probably] [from] ni+-√vye) a piece of cloth wrapped round the waist ([especially] as worn by women; but cf. [Vāmana’s Kāvyālaṃkāravṛtti i, 3, 5]), a kind of skirt or petticoat, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata] etc.

4) a band or cord for tying together folded Kuśa-grass in making offerings at the funeral rites of a Śūdra, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) a hostage, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) capital, principal stock, [Daśakumāra-carita]

7) Nīvī (नीवी):—f. or nīvi ([probably] [from] ni+-√vye) a piece of cloth wrapped round the waist ([especially] as worn by women; but cf. [Vāmana’s Kāvyālaṃkāravṛtti i, 3, 5]), a kind of skirt or petticoat, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata] etc.

8) a band or cord for tying together folded Kuśa-grass in making offerings at the funeral rites of a Śūdra, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) a hostage, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) capital, principal stock, [Daśakumāra-carita]

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

Nīvi (नीवि):—[(viḥ-vī)] 2. 3. f. Capital; stock; wager; cloth round a woman’s waist, or the knot into which it is gathered; outer tie of a packet containing sudra offerings.

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

Nīvī (नीवी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇīvī.

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Nivi 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

Nīvī (नीवी):—(nf) a waist-cord.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Ṇīvī (णीवी) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Nīvī.

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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

Nīvi (ನೀವಿ):—

1) [noun] a knot tied to hold the sari (sire,a garment worn by Hindu women, consisting of a long piece of cotton or silk wrapped around the body with one end draped over the head or over one shoulder) at the waist.

2) [noun] wealth (money or property) owned or used in business by a person, corporation, etc.; capital.

3) [noun] something, esp. money, bet, as in a wager, game or contest.

4) [noun] a narrow, long piece of unstitched cloth for tying round the waist.

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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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