Niyamaka, Niyāmaka: 17 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Niyamak.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Niyāmaka (नियामक).—Limiting; limitative; cf. तुः क्रियते । स नियामको भविष्यति । अमेवापञ्चम्याः इति (tuḥ kriyate | sa niyāmako bhaviṣyati | amevāpañcamyāḥ iti) M. Bh, on II. 4.83; cf. also लोके निमित्तं द्विविधं दृष्टम् । कार्यस्थितौ नियामकं तदनियामकं च (loke nimittaṃ dvividhaṃ dṛṣṭam | kāryasthitau niyāmakaṃ tadaniyāmakaṃ ca) Par. Sek. Pari. 56.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Niyāmaka (नियामक) refers to “(being) restraining” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 22.10cd-13]—“The leader [Śiva] of these [mantras] is eternal, restraining (niyāmaka), untroubled, unexpanding, without appearance, and causes protection. He does all, he protects the trembling minds [of those who are afraid of saṃsāra]. He leads. From [Śiva's] leading, [the practitioner] shall attain liberation from great fear. Thus, [the mantra] is called “netra”, because [it] protects. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

niyāmaka : (m.) 1. a ship's captain; 2. commander; 3. regulator.

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

1) Niyāmaka, 2 (see niyyāmaka) ship’s captain Vism. 137 (simile). (Page 368)

2) Niyāmaka, 1 (adj.) (either to niyama or niyāma) sure of or in, founded in, or leading to, completed in D. I, 190 (dhamma-n. paṭipadā, cp. niyamatā). (Page 368)

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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

niyāmaka (नियामक).—a S That restrains, controls, rules, regulates: also that fixes, settles, establishes, appoints.

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

niyāmaka (नियामक).—a That restrains, controls, or settles.

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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

Niyāmaka (नियामक).—a. (-mikā f.)

1) Restraining, checking.

2) Subduing, overpowering.

3) Limiting, restricting, defining more closely.

4) Guiding, governing.

-kaḥ 1 A master, ruler.

2) A charioteer.

3) A boatman, sailor.

4) A pilot.

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

Niyāmaka (नियामक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Guiding, governing, what regulates or restrains. m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A boatman, a sailor; but variously applied to one who rows, who steers, or who keeps a lookout from the mast head. 2. A pilot, a helmsman. 3. A charioteer. E. ni before, yam to go or stop, affix ṇic ṇvu l.

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

Niyāmaka (नियामक).—i. e. ni-yam + aka, adj. Subduing, Mahābhārata 3, 15812.

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

Niyāmaka (नियामक).—[feminine] mikā restraining, subduing, confining, deciding; [masculine] leader, ruler.

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

1) Niyāmaka (नियामक):—[=ni-yāmaka] [from ni-yam] mf(ikā)n. restraining, checking, subduing, controlling, governing, [Mahābhārata; Kāmandakīya-nītisāra; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

2) [v.s. ...] restrictive, limiting, defining (-tā f. -tva n.), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a guide or ruler, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

4) [v.s. ...] a charioteer, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] a sailor or boatman, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Niyāmaka (नियामक):—[ni-yāmaka] (kaḥ) 1. m. A boatman, a sailor, a pilot. a. Guiding.

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

Niyamāka (नियमाक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ṇiāmaga, Ṇiāmaya.

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Niyāmaka (नियामक) [Also spelled niyamak]:—(nm) a regulator; controller; (a) regulative; hence ~[mikā] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Niyāmaka (ನಿಯಾಮಕ):—

1) [adjective] controlling; having power to control, check, restrain, etc.

2) [adjective] appointing; having power to appoint, select, (for an office, positio, etc.

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Niyāmaka (ನಿಯಾಮಕ):—

1) [noun] = ನಿಯಾಮ - [niyama -] 1 & 4.

2) [noun] a man who controls; a controller.

3) [noun] a man who drives a chariot; a charioteer.

4) [noun] an order; a command; an injunction.

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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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