Niyuddha: 11 definitions


Niyuddha 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Niyuddha (नियुद्ध) refers to “wrestling” and is mentioned in verse 3.10 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] (though) being hungry already at dawn because of the length of the nights in this period, one shall (first) perform the necessary business as mentioned (above) and then practise inunction (of the body) by wind-destroying oils, oiling at the head, massage, wrestling [viz., niyuddha] with competent people, and treading with one’s feet; (all this) in a proper way”.

Note: Niyuddha (“wrestling”) has been interchanged 'with its adjunct and paraphrased by stobs ’gyed(-pa) (“try one's strength”).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Niyuddha (नियुद्ध) refers to “(successful in) fight”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 15) (“On the nakṣatras—‘asterisms’”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Those who are born on the lunar day of Pūrvabhādrapada will be thieves, shepherds, torturers; wicked, mean and deceitful; will possess no virtues; neglect religious rites and will be successful in fight (niyuddha-kuśala). Those who are born on the lunar day of Uttarabhādrapada will be Brāhmins, performers of sacrificial rights; will be generous, devout, rich and observant of the rules of the holy orders; will be heretics, rulers, dealers in rice”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Niyuddha (नियुद्ध).—Fighting on foot, close fight, personal struggle, wrestling; तिष्ठेदानीं सुसन्नद्धो नियुद्धे नास्ति मत्समः (tiṣṭhedānīṃ susannaddho niyuddhe nāsti matsamaḥ) Madhyamavyāyoga.

Derivable forms: niyuddham (नियुद्धम्).

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

Niyuddha (नियुद्ध).—n.

(-ddhaṃ) Close fight, personal struggle. E. ni before, yuddha fight, contest.

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

Niyuddha (नियुद्ध).—[neuter] fight, [especially] fistic combat.

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

Niyuddha (नियुद्ध):—[=ni-yuddha] [from ni-yudh] n. fighting ([especially] with fists), pugilistic combat, close or personal struggle, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Varāha-mihira; Suśruta] etc.

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

Niyuddha (नियुद्ध):—[ni-yuddha] (ddhaṃ) 1. n. Close fight.

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

Niyuddha (नियुद्ध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇiuddha.

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Niyuddha 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Niyuddha (ನಿಯುದ್ಧ):—[noun] a sport in which two opponents struggle hand to hand in order to pin or press each others shoulders to the ground, with the style, rules, and regulations differing widely in amateur and professional matches; wrestling.

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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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