Nyanc, Nyañc: 7 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Nyanch.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nyañc (न्यञ्च्).—1 P.

1) To go down, bend down; Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 5.22.

2) To incline.

3) To diminish, pass away; न्यञ्चति वयसि प्रथमे (nyañcati vayasi prathame) Bv.2.47.

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Nyañc (न्यञ्च्).—a. (-nīcī f.)

1) Going or turned downwards, turned or bent down.

2) Lying on the face.

3) Low, contemptible, base, mean, vile; Śiśupālavadha 15.21 (where it also means nimna or downward). न्यञ्चस्तं प्राप्य मद्विधाः (nyañcastaṃ prāpya madvidhāḥ) Bhaṭṭikāvya 5.36.

4) Slow, lazy.

5) Whole, entire.

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

Nyañc (न्यञ्च्).—i. e. ni-añc, I. adj., f. nīcī, Downward. Ii. nyak, acc. n. adv., Humbly, Mahābhārata 5, 1426; see kṛ.

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

Nyañc (न्यञ्च्).—(nīc, [feminine] nīcī) directed downwards, going down, deep (l.&[feminine]); [neuter] nyak [adverb] downwards, down, [with] kṛ bring down, humiliate, contemn, [with] bhū humble one’s self.

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

1) Nyañc (न्यञ्च्):—[=ny-añc] 1. ny-√añc [Parasmaipada] -añcati, to sink, bend or hang down, [Bālarāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara];

—to pass away, fade, perish, [Bhāminī-vilāsa] :

—[Causal] -añcayati, to press down or in [Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan]

2) [=ny-añc] 2. ny-añc mf(nīci) n ([from] ni+ añc) (ny-ak). going or directed downwards, bent down, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

3) [v.s. ...] lying with the face downwards (opp. to ut-tāna), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] depressed, deep, low (sound, voice etc.), [ib.]

5) [v.s. ...] humble, vile, contemptible (cf. nyak etc. above)

6) [v.s. ...] slow, lazy, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] whole, entire, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Nyañc (न्यञ्च्):—[(nyaṅ-nīcī-nyak) a.] Short; low, base; lazy; whole, entire.

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Nyanc 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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