Nivitin, Nivītin: 8 definitions


Nivitin 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

Nivītin (निवीतिन्).—a. Wearing the sacred thread round the neck (like a garland); उद्धृते दक्षिणे पाणावुपवीत्युच्यते द्विजः । सव्ये तु प्राचीनावीती निवीती कण्ठसज्जने (uddhṛte dakṣiṇe pāṇāvupavītyucyate dvijaḥ | savye tu prācīnāvītī nivītī kaṇṭhasajjane) || Manusmṛti 2.63.

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

Nivītin (निवीतिन्).—m. (-tī) A Brahman with the cord suspended round his neck E. nivīta, and ini aff.

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

Nivītin (निवीतिन्).—i. e. ni-vīta + in (vb. vye), adj. Wearing the sacred cord fastened on one’s neck, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 63.

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

Nivītin (निवीतिन्).—[adjective] wearing the sacred thread round the neck.

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

Nivītin (निवीतिन्):—[=ni-vītin] [from ni-vye] mfn. wearing the th° round the neck in worshipping the Ṛṣis, [Manu-smṛti ii, 63; Religious Thought and Life in India 379; 410.]

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

Nivītin (निवीतिन्):—[ni-vītin] (tī) 5. m. A brāhman with his paitā, or thread.

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Nivitin 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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