niṣṭha निष्ठ

Definition: निष्ठ a. [नि-स्था-क षत्वटुत्वे] (Usually at the end of comp.) 1 Being in or on, situated on; तन्निष्ठे फेने. -2 Depending or resting on, referring or relating to; तमोनिष्ठाः Ms.12.95. -3 Devoted or attached to, practising, intent on; सत्यनिष्ठ. -4 Skilled in. -5 Believing in; धर्मनिष्ठ. -6 Conducive to, effecting; हेमाम्भोज स्रजस्ते विशद सुमहते प्लोषपोषाय निष्ठाः B. R.5.51. -ष्ठा 1 Position, condition, state; तेषां निष्ठा तु का कृष्ण Bg.17.1; तेषामशान्तकामानां का निष्ठा$विजितात्मनाम् Bhāg.11.5.1. -2 Basis, foundation. -3 Fixity, fixedness, steadiness; मनो निष्ठाशून्यं भ्रमति च किमप्यालिखति च Māl.1.31; -4 Devotion or application, close attachment. -5 Belief, firm adherence, faith; शास्त्रेषु निष्ठा Māl.3.11; लोके$स्मिन् द्विविधा निष्ठा पुरा प्रोक्ता मया$नघ Bg.3.3. -6 Excellence, skill, proficiency, perfection. -7 Conclusion, end, termination; (शृणु) चरितं पार्थिवेन्द्रस्य यथा निष्ठां गतश्च सः Mb.1.49.6; अत्यारूढि- र्भवति महतामप्यपभ्रंशनिष्ठा Ś.4.3. (v. l.). -8 The catastrophe or end of a drama. -9 Accomplishment, completion (समाप्ति); पाणिग्रहणिका मन्त्रा नियतं दारलक्षणम् । तेषां निष्ठा तु विज्ञेया विद्वद्भिः सप्तमे पदे ॥ Ms.8.227. -1 The culminating point; इयं च निष्ठा नियतं प्रजानाम् Bu. Ch.3.61. -11 Death, destruction, disappearance from the world at the fixed time. -12 Fixed or certain knowledge, certainty. -13 Begging. -14 Suffering, trouble, distress, anxiety. -15 (In gram.) A technical term for the past participial terminations क्त, क्तवतु (i. e. त and तवत.) -16 Name of Viṣṇu.

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