Nishkama, Niṣkāma, Niṣkāmā, Nihkama: 19 definitions

Introduction:

Nishkama 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.

Nishkama has 17 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit terms Niṣkāma and Niṣkāmā can be transliterated into English as Niskama or Nishkama, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Nishkam.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[Deutsch Wörterbuch]

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

Niṣkāma (निष्काम):—(nis + kāma) adj. frei von Wünschen [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 14, 7, 2, 8.] [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 26, 7.] [Kullūka] zu [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 2, 148. 4, 234.] uneigennützig: karman [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 12, 89.] [Scholiast] zu [Kapila 1, 86.] adv. in cārin [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 49, 15.]

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

Niṣkāma (निष्काम):—Adj. —

1) frei von Wünschen.

2) uneigennützig (Werk).

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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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