Nirguna, Nirguṇa, Nirguṇā, Nir-guna, Nirgunate: 20 definitions


Nirguna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Nirguna has 18 English definitions available.

Alternative spellings of this word include Nirgun.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Nirguṇa (निर्गुण):—(nis + guṇa) adj. f. ā

1) ohne Sehne: dhanus [Mṛcchakaṭikā 131, 17.] [Prooemium im Hitopadeśa 22.] Zugleich mit der Nebenbed. keine Vorzüge habend.

2) qualitätslos [ŚVETĀŚV. Upakośā 6, 11.] [Mahābhārata 1, 2432.] [Suśruta 1, 150, 12.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 1, 10, 19. 2, 5, 18.] [Madhusūdanasarasvatī’s Prasthānabheda] in [Weber’s Indische Studien 1, 20, 7. 8.] —

3) mit keinem Beiwort versehen [Scholiast] zu [Kātyāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 5, 11, 23. 6, 7, 23. 24. 9, 9, 9. 10.] —

4) keine Vorzüge besitzend, lasterhaft [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 33, 11. 62, 8.] [Rāmāyaṇa] [Gorresio 2, 93, 4.] [Suśruta 1, 325, 14.] [Pañcatantra 59, 7.] [Prooemium im Hitopadeśa 44. 47. I, 55.] [Sāhityadarpana 45, 18.]

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Nirguṇa (निर्गुण):—

2) vāda [SARVADARŚANAS. 52, 15.] —

4) mānasa [Spr. 3028.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Nirguṇa (निर्गुण):—Adj. (f. ā) —

1) ohne Strick [Indische sprüche 7858.] —

2) ohne Sehne (Bogen). —

3) ohne Beiwort , — Attribut Comm. zu [Kātyāyana’s Śrautasūtra 5,1,3.] —

4) Qualitätslos.

5) keine Vorzüge besitzen , gemein , schlecht (vom Personen) [Indische sprüche 7858.]

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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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