Adya, aka: Ādyā, Ādya; 6 Definition(s)

Introduction

Adya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana

1a) Ādya (आद्य).—A Trayārṣeya.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 198. 11.

1b) A group of gods of Cākṣuṣa epoch, eight in number.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 66 and 69.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

1) Ādya (आद्य).—Premier; cf. इदमाद्यं पदस्थानं (idamādyaṃ padasthānaṃ) (व्याकरणनामकं (vyākaraṇanāmakaṃ)) सिद्धिसोपानपर्वणाम् (siddhisopānaparvaṇām) Vāk. Pad. I.16;

2) Ādya.—Preceding as opposed to succeeding (उत्तर (uttara)); cf. सहाद्यै-र्व्यञ्जनैः (sahādyai-rvyañjanaiḥ) V.Pr.I.100

3) Ādya.—Original; cf. आद्यप्रकृतिः परमप्रकृतिः (ādyaprakṛtiḥ paramaprakṛtiḥ) (original base) Bhāṣā Vṛtti. IV.1.93;

4) Ādya.—First, preceding, आद्ये योगे न व्यवाये तिङः स्यु (ādye yoge na vyavāye tiṅaḥ syu); M.Bh. on III.1-91.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Ādyā (आद्या) refers to “earth” and is mentioned in a list of 53 synonyms for dharaṇi (“earth”), according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia).  The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil [viz., Ādyā], mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

adya (अद्य).—a S To-day.

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adyā (अद्या).—m (Vulgar for adā) Profit, emolument, gain; revenue from trade, service, or tillage.

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ādya (आद्य).—a (S) First or initial; that begins a course, whether, in time or space. 2 Chief, principal, preëminent.

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ādyā (आद्या).—m (Properly adā) Gain, profit, emolument.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

adya (अद्य).—a To-day. adyatana a Relating to today. adyaprabhṛti ad From to-day.

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ādya (आद्य).—a First, initial, proceeding from the beginning.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adya (अद्य).—a. Eatable.

-dyam Food, anything eatable.

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Adya (अद्य).—ind. [asminnahani idaṃśadvasya nipātaḥ saptamyarthe; asmin dyavi ahani vā Nir.]

1) Today, this day; अद्य त्वां त्वरयति दारुणः कृतान्तः (adya tvāṃ tvarayati dāruṇaḥ kṛtāntaḥ) Māl.5.25; °रात्रौ (rātrau) to-night, this night; °प्रातरेव (prātareva) this very morning; oft. in comp. with दिन, दिवस (dina, divasa) &c., °दिवसनक्षत्रं (divasanakṣatraṃ) of this day, to-day's; अद्यैव (adyaiva) this very day; अद्यैव वा मरणमस्तु युगान्तरे वा (adyaiva vā maraṇamastu yugāntare vā) Bh.2.74.

2) Now; अद्य गच्छ गता रात्रिः (adya gaccha gatā rātriḥ) Ks.4.68.

3) At present, now-adays [cf. L. ho-die.].

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Ādya (आद्य).—a. [ādau bhavaḥ yat]

1) First, primitive, being at the beginning.

2) Being at the head, excellent, unparalleled, pre-eminent, foremost; योगी परं स्थानमुपैति चाद्यम् (yogī paraṃ sthānamupaiti cādyam) Bg.8.28;11.31;11.47;15.4. आसीन्महीक्षितामाद्यः प्रणवश्छन्दसामिव (āsīnmahīkṣitāmādyaḥ praṇavaśchandasāmiva) R.1.11.

3) (At the end of comp.) Beginning with, and so on; see आदि (ādi).

4) Immediately preceding; एकादशाद्यम् (ekādaśādyam) Śrut.27 immediately before the 11th, i. e. 1th; so संयुक्ताद्यम् (saṃyuktādyam) 2.

5) Eatable (adṇyat); वयमाद्यस्य दातारः (vayamādyasya dātāraḥ) Praṣna Up.2.11; हितं च परिणामे यत्तदाद्यं भूतिमिच्छता (hitaṃ ca pariṇāme yattadādyaṃ bhūtimicchatā) Pt.4.22.

-dyāḥ m. (pl.) A class of deities.

-dyā 1 An epithet of Durgā.

2) The first day (tithi) of a month.

-dyam 1 The beginning.

2) Grain, food.

3) A kind of funeral obsequial ceremony (pitṛśrāddhabheda).

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Ādya (आद्य).—see under आदि (ādi).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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