f. (n/ir--) dissolution, destruction, calamity, evil, adversity etc. etc. (personified as the goddess of death and corruption and often associated with mṛtyu-, a-rāti- etc. ;variously regarded as the wife of a-dharma-, mother of bhaya-, mahā-bhaya- and mṛtyu-[ ]or as a daughter of a-dharma- and hiṃsā- and mother of naraka- and bhaya-[ ];binds mortals with her cords etc.;is regent of the south[ ]and of the asterism mūla-[ ])
निर्ऋतिः f. 1 Decay, destruction, dissolution; विद्याद- लक्ष्मीकतमं जनानां मुखे निबद्धां निर्ऋतिं वहन्तम् Mb.1.87.9;5.36.8. -2 A calamity, evil, bane, adversity; हिंसाया निर्ऋतेर्मृत्यो- र्निरयस्य गुदः स्मृतः Bhāg.2.6.9; सा हि लोकस्य निर्ऋतिः U. 5.3. -3 An imprecation, a curse. -4 Death or destruction personified, the goddess of death or destruction, the regent of the south-western quarter; Bhāg. 1.19.4; पाकयज्ञविधानेन यजेत निर्ऋतिं निशि Ms.11.119. -5 The bottom of the earth. -6 The asterism Mūla. -m. 1 Death or genius of death; राज्यकामो मनून् देवान्निर्ऋतिं त्वभि- चरन् यजेत् Bhāg.2.3.9. -2 N. of one of the 8 Vasus. -3 N. of a Rudra.
noun (feminine) adversity (personified as the goddess of death and corruption and often associated with Mṛtyu) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
calamity (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
destruction (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
dissolution (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
evil (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
noun (masculine) death or the genius of death (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a Rudra (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of one of the 8 Vasus (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of Śiva Frequency rank 12097/72933
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