Ahvaya, Āhvaya, Āhvāya: 12 definitions


Ahvaya means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Āhvaya (आह्वय).—One of the names in the third marutgaṇa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 126. I
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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Āhvaya (आह्वय) refers to “having summoned (the Nāgas)”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [after the Bhagavān reached the lotus-lake near Aḍakavatī], “[...] He summoned (āhvaya) the Nāgas even two and three [times]. snapped his fingers the sound could be heard in the Triple Thousand Great Thousand Universe. [But] the life of these beings was obstructed because of some previous deed. Therefore the great Nāgas did not hear this sound and did not recollect the Bhagavān”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āhvaya (आह्वय).—

1) A name, appellation (as last member of comp.); काव्यं रामायणाह्वयम् (kāvyaṃ rāmāyaṇāhvayam) Rām.; चक्रसाह्वयम्, चरणाह्वयाः (cakrasāhvayam, caraṇāhvayāḥ); वृद्धेरप्याह्वया इमे (vṛddherapyāhvayā ime) Ak.

2) A law-suit arising from a dispute about games with animals, as cock-fighting &c.; (one of the 18 titles of law); पणपूर्वकपक्षिमेषादि- योधनं आह्वयः (paṇapūrvakapakṣimeṣādi- yodhanaṃ āhvayaḥ) Rāghavānanda on Manusmṛti 8.7.

Derivable forms: āhvayaḥ (आह्वयः).

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Āhvāya (आह्वाय).—

1) A summons.

2) A name.

Derivable forms: āhvāyaḥ (आह्वायः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Āhvaya (आह्वय).—(m.?: same meaning Pali avhāna), begging aloud, vocally asking for alms: Mahāvastu iii.387.18 (verse, = Pali Sn 710, where avhānaṃ) °yaṃ nābhinandeyā (Senart °ya).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āhvaya (आह्वय).—m.

(-yaḥ) 1. A name or appellation. 2. A lawsuit arising from a dispute about games with animals, as cock-fighting, &c. E. āṅ before hveñ to call, ac aff.

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Āhvāya (आह्वाय).—m.

(-yaḥ) 1. A name. 2. A summons. E. āṅhve to call, gha aff.

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

Āhvaya (आह्वय).—i. e. ā-hve + a, m. 1. Betting, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 7. 2. As latter part of a comp. adj., Called, e. g. rāmāyaṇa- called Rāmāyaṇa, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 4, 1. gajāhvaya, gajasāhvaya, nāgasāhvaya and vāraṇasāhvaya, i. e. -sa-āhvaya, Called by the name of an elephant, i. e. Hāstinapura from hastin, an elephant, and pura, a town, Mahābhārata 3, 270 and 9, and 1, 1786. gaṇḍa-sāhvayā, f. The name of a river, probably = Gaṇḍakī, Mahābhārata 3, 14230. cakra-sāhvaya, m. The ruddy goose, Anas casarca Gm., [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 51, 38; cf. sāhvaya.

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

Āhvaya (आह्वय).—[masculine] betting; also = seq.

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

1) Āhvaya (आह्वय):—[=ā-hvaya] [from ā-hve] m. a lawsuit arising from a dispute about games with animals (as cock-fighting etc.), [Manu-smṛti viii, 7]

2) [v.s. ...] appellation, name (generally ifc. e.g. rāmāyaṇāhvayaṃ kāvyam, etc.), [Mahābhārata; Raghuvaṃśa; Suśruta; Kathāsaritsāgara etc.]

3) Āhvāya (आह्वाय):—[=ā-hvāya] [from ā-hve] m. a summons

4) [v.s. ...] a name, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Āhvaya (आह्वय):—[ā-hvaya] (yaḥ) 1. m. A name or appellation; a lawsuit from gaming.

2) Āhvāya (आह्वाय):—[ā-hvāya] (yaḥ) 1. m. A name.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ahvaya in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āhvaya (ಆಹ್ವಯ):—[noun] that by which anything is known or called; a name.

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Āhvaya (ಆಹ್ವಯ):—[noun] the act of calling, inviting; an invitation.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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