Nivvui, Nivvuī: 2 definitions

Introduction:

Nivvui means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Nivvuī (निव्वुई) is the daughter of King Pavvayaa of Mathurā (according to Āvasyakaniryukti with Haribhadra commentary), (= Siddhiā, daughter of King Jiasattu, according to Āvaśyakacūrṇi), as mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—Accordingly, “Nivvuī, daughter of King Pavvayaa of Mathurā asks that her husband be a valiant warrior: the honor must go to who will pierce eight discs, then touch a figurine in the eye. The only Suriṃdadatta, one of the twenty-three sons of King Iṃdadatta of the city Imdapura, achieves this feat”.

Cf.  Āvaśyakacūrṇi I 448.10-450.10; Āvasyakaniryukti (Haribhadra commentary) a.7-a.3 and b.6-b.2; Uttarādhyayananiryuktittkā 218.6-221.6; Uttarādhyayana b.9-b.9; Trad  : Balbir in Granoff 1990 p.51-52.

context information

Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Ṇivvui (णिव्वुइ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Nirvṛti.

context information

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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