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Nirvana


Nir-va′na

,
Noun.
[Skr.
nirvāṇa
.]
In the Buddhist system of religion, the final emancipation of the soul from transmigration, and consequently a beatific enfrachisement from the evils of worldly existence, as by annihilation or absorption into the divine. See
Buddhism
.

Definition 2022


Nirvana

Nirvana

See also: nirvana and nirvána

German

Noun

Nirvana

  1. Alternative spelling of Nirwana

nirvana

nirvana

See also: Nirvana and nirvána

English

Noun

nirvana (countable and uncountable, plural nirvanas)

  1. (Buddhism) Complete cessation of suffering; a blissful state attained through realization of sunyata; enlightened experience.
  2. (non-Buddhist colloquial usage) State of paradise; heightened or great pleasure.

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Finnish

Etymology

Borrowing from Sanskrit निर्वाण (nir-vāṇa, blown or put out, extinguished), from निस् (nis, out) + वा (, to blow).

Noun

nirvana

  1. nirvana

Declension

Inflection of nirvana (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative nirvana nirvanat
genitive nirvanan nirvanoiden
nirvanoitten
partitive nirvanaa nirvanoita
illative nirvanaan nirvanoihin
singular plural
nominative nirvana nirvanat
accusative nom. nirvana nirvanat
gen. nirvanan
genitive nirvanan nirvanoiden
nirvanoitten
nirvanainrare
partitive nirvanaa nirvanoita
inessive nirvanassa nirvanoissa
elative nirvanasta nirvanoista
illative nirvanaan nirvanoihin
adessive nirvanalla nirvanoilla
ablative nirvanalta nirvanoilta
allative nirvanalle nirvanoille
essive nirvanana nirvanoina
translative nirvanaksi nirvanoiksi
instructive nirvanoin
abessive nirvanatta nirvanoitta
comitative nirvanoineen

Italian

Etymology

Borrowing from Sanskrit निर्वाण (nir-vāṇa, blown or put out, extinguished), from निस् (nis, out) + वा (, to blow).

Noun

nirvana m (plural nirvana)

  1. nirvana

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Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowing from Sanskrit निर्वाण (nir-vāṇa, blown or put out, extinguished), from निस् (nis, out) + वा (, to blow).

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɐ̃na

Noun

nirvana m (plural nirvanas)

  1. (Buddhism) nirvana (complete cessation of suffering)

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

Borrowing from Sanskrit निर्वाण (nir-vāṇa, blown or put out, extinguished), from निस् (nis, out) + वा (, to blow).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nirʋǎna/
  • Hyphenation: nir‧va‧na

Noun

nirvàna f (Cyrillic spelling нирва̀на)

  1. nirvana

Declension

References

  • nirvana” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowing from Sanskrit निर्वाण (nir-vāṇa, blown or put out, extinguished), from निस् (nis, out) + वा (, to blow).

Noun

nirvana m (plural nirvanas)

  1. nirvana