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niṣāda: masculine vocative singular stem: niṣāda
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niṣādam. Name of a wild non-Aryan tribe in India (described as hunters, fishermen, robbers etc.) etc. View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
niṣādam. equals bhilla-,"the Bheels" View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
niṣādam. a man of any degraded tribe, an out-caste (especially the son of a Brahman by a śūdra- woman) View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
niṣādam. the progenitor of the Ni-shad (said to have sprung from the thigh of vena-) View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
niṣādam. (in music) Name of the first (more properly the last or 7th) note of the gamut View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
niṣādam. Name of a kalpa- View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
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niṣāda m. N. of aboriginal Indian tribes described as fishermen, hunters, and robbers; considered a degraded caste, off- spring of Brâhmans and Sûdra women; a note in the musical scale; î, f.Nishâda woman.
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niṣāda Is found in the later Samhitās and the Brāhmanas. The word seems to denote not so much a particular tribe, but to be the general term for the non-Aryan tribes who were not under Aryan control, as the Sūdras were, for Aupamanyava took the five peoples (pañca jaηāh) to be the four castes (catvāro varnāh) and the Nisādas, and the commentator Mahīdhara explains the word where it occurs in the Vājasaneyi Samhitā as meaning a Bhilla, or Bhīl. A village of Nisādas is men¬tioned in the Lātyāyana Srauta Sūtra, and a Nisāda Sthapati, a leader of some kind, is referred to in the Kātyāyana Srauta Sūtra and in a Brāhmana cited by the scholiast on that passage. Weber thinks that the Nisādas were the settled aborigines (from ni, ‘down,’ and sad, ‘settle’), a view sup-ported by the fact that the ritual of the Viśvajit sacrifice requires a temporary residence with Nisādas; for the Nisādas who would permit an Aryan to reside temporarily amongst them must have been partially amenable to Aryan influence. But the name might easily be applied to the whole body of aborigines outside the Aryan organization. Von Schroeder thinks that the Nisādas were most probably identical with the Nysseans, who, according to the Greek account, sent an embassy to Alexander when he was in the territory of the Aśvakas, but this identification is doubtful.
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niṣāda noun (masculine) (in music) name of the first (more properly the last or 7th) note of the gamut (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a man of any degraded tribe (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
an out-caste (esp. the son of a Brāhman by a Śūdra woman) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a Kalpa (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a wild non-Āryan tribe in India (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the progenitor of the Niṣādas; said to have sprung from the thigh of Veṇa (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))

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