Origin of nirvana
Examples from the Web for nirvana
When I was growing up they called Green Day and Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins “alternative pop.”The Rise of Jack Antonoff, the Taylor Swift Whisperer|Kevin Fallon|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Part of the short version was used as an intro to the Nirvana single “Love Buzz,” and is referred to as “Buzz Cut.”Kurt Cobain’s Moody 1988 Mixtape: A Wormhole into the Strange Mind of a Rock Legend|Marlow Stern|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gone were female-led and feminist-sympathetic bands like Nirvana and the Beastie Boys.Beyoncé Is Our Indigo Girl: The Halcyon '90s and Feminism's Resurgence in Pop Music|Amanda Marcotte|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For Nicki Minaj, nirvana could only be reached when all of the world knew exactly what her butt looks like.Nicki Minaj’s Ass-tastic ‘Anaconda’ Video and the Curse of the Butt Career|Kevin Fallon|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The sultry chanteuse enraged the daughter of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain with comments she made about wanting to die young.Lana Del Rey’s Silly Death Wish and the Perils of Pop Artifice|Amanda Marcotte|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He is the captain the Vose line fired off the Nirvana three years ago.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
This is Nirvana, the end to which we must all strive, the only end that there can be to the trouble of the world.The Soul of a People|H. Fielding
On the other hand the doctrine that nirvana is attainable merely by practising the Jhnas is expressly reprobated as a heresy.
In the dearth of visible Arhats it was consoling to think that nirvana could be won in other worlds.
The philosophy of Nirvana comes the closest to admission of this fact, but even it holds Nirvana to be desirable.Human Nature and Conduct|John Dewey
British Dictionary definitions for nirvana
Word Origin for nirvana
Word Origin and History for nirvana
1836, from Sanskrit nirvana-s "extinction, disappearance" (of the individual soul into the universal), literally "to blow out, a blowing out" ("not transitively, but as a fire ceases to draw;" a literal Latinization would be de-spiration), from nis-, nir- "out" + va- "to blow" (see wind (n.1)). Figurative sense of "perfect bliss" is from 1895.