Abhyavadanya, Abhyavadānya: 5 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhyavadānya (अभ्यवदान्य).—Ved. Not liberal.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhyavadānya (अभ्यवदान्य):—[=abhy-ava-dānya] [from abhyava-dā] (or -dānya) mfn. depriving of ([genitive case]), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiv.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhyavadānya (अभ्यवदान्य):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-nyaḥ-nyā-nyam) (ved.) Not liberal, mean, miserly; Śatap. (= Bṛhadār.): mā no bhavānbahoranantasyāparyantasyābhyavadānyobhūditi (Śaṅkara: mā bhūnno smānabhi asmāneva kevalānprati bhavāṃsarvatra vadānyo bhūtvā avadānyo mā bhūtkadaryo mā bhūdityarthaḥ; Anandag.: vadānyo dānaśīlo vibhave satyadātā kadarya iti bhedaḥ; Dwivedag.: anyasminnarthijane vadānyo dānaśīlo bhūtvā no’smānevābhi abhilakṣyāsmānprati avadānyaḥ kadaryo vibhave satyadātā mā bhūdbhavān). E. According to the quoted commentators it would seem as if they looked upon abhyavadānya not as a compound but as representing two distinct words abhi and a (neg.)—vadānya, since the negative a could otherwise not have been recognized by them, in conformity with grammar, between abhi and vadānya. Whether this division of the word has taken place in the Bṛhadār., it is probably not possible to say; in the Śatap., however, the accent shows that abhyavadānya is one compound base. But as abhi imparts sometimes a negative sense (‘away’) to the latter part of a compound of which it is a former part (comp. abhyaya, abhiharaṇa &c.), it is more plausible perhaps to take avadānya as another form of, and equivalent in meaning to the shorter and probably older vadānya (from vadāna = avadāna), and to analyze therefore: abhi and avadānya.

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