Nuda, Nūda: 11 definitions


Nuda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Nuda (नुद) refers to “disappearing (immediately)”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the solar or lunar disc should be just dimmed by darkness all round which disappears immediately [i.e., nuda], the eclipse is technically known as Leha (licking): all creatures will be happy and the earth will be flooded with water. If a third, or a fourth, or one half of the disc should be eclipsed, it is technically known as Grasana (seizing with the mouth) grasa—partial eclipse: the wealth of prosperous princes will suffer diminution and prosperous countries will be afflicted with calamities”.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nuda : (adj.) expelling; dispelling.

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

Nuda, (-°) (adj.) (Sk. °nud & °nuda, to nudati) expelling, casting out, dispelling; in tamo° dispelling darkness Sn. 1133; Vv 352 (=viddhaṃsana VvA. 161). (Page 376)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nuda (नुद).—a. (At the end of comp.) Pushing, impelling, driving away.

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Nūda (नूद).—A kind of mulberry tree (Mar. pārasā piṃpaḷa).

Derivable forms: nūdaḥ (नूदः).

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

Nūda (नूद).—m.

(-daḥ) The mulberry tree, (Morus Indica.) E. ṇad to send, ka aff. and the deriv. irr. nudati pāpaṃ; ka-pṛṣo-dīrghaḥ .

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

Nuda (नुद).—[-nuda + a], Removing, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 91, 24.

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

Nuda (नुद).—[adjective] = [preceding] + hurting, injuring.

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

1) Nuda (नुद):—[from nud] mfn. pushing, impelling, driving away, removing, [Upaniṣad; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.] (ifc. or with [accusative])

2) Nūda (नूद):—m. a kind of mulberry tree, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] ([probably] [wrong reading] for tūda).

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

Nūda (नूद):—(daḥ) 1. m. The mulberry tree.

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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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