The Tibetan word nyes dmigs renders the Sanskrit ādīnava (Mahāvyutpatti, no. 7309; Negi et al. 1993–2005: s.v. nyes dmigs) but what could be its etymology? What is dmigs doing in nyes dmigs? Perhaps “those qualities that have calamity (nyes) as their objectives or objective supports (dmigs).” Any suggestion out there?