Abhyayam, Abhyāyam, Abhya-yam: 2 definitions

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Abhyayam means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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

Abhyāyam (अभ्यायम्).—draw, extend, protract; aim at ([accusative]). nirā stretch out. °vyā tear asunder, stretch out, extend; [Middle] (A.) struggle or contend about ([locative]). [Causative] (vyāyāmya) take excercise.

Abhyāyam is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms abhyā and yam (यम्).

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

Abhyāyam (अभ्यायम्):—[=abhy-ā-√yam] [Parasmaipada] (3. [plural] -yacchanti) to lengthen (as a syllable in speaking), [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa];

—to draw or pull (as the udder in sucking), [Kāṭhaka] : [Ātmanepada] (Imper. 2. sg. -yacchasva) to assume (‘to grant’ [commentator or commentary]), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā iii, 38] : [Parasmaipada] ([subjunctive] 3. [plural] -yaman; [indeclinable participle] -yatya)

—to aim at, [Ṛg-veda viii, 92, 31; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa];—for abhy-ā-√gam, [???]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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