Anadhyaya, Anadhyāya: 13 definitions


Anadhyaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Anadhyāya (अनध्याय) refers to the “supension of study”, as in, the study of the Vedas. Various sources are valid for stopping the study of the Vedas (e.g. heavy weather, holidays, dangerous animals). It is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti and the Baudhāyana-dharmasūtra.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anadhyāya (अनध्याय).—m (S) pop. anadhyā m Suspension or interruption of the reading of the Veda &c.: also a day (or other portion of time) on which the reading of it is prohibited. Ex. kiṃ anadhyāyāmājīṃ rasāḷa || vēdādhyayana rāhilēṃ ||

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

anadhyāya (अनध्याय).—m A day on which reading or study (of Veda or any other) is pro- hibited or suspension of study is allowed.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anadhyaya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anadhyāya (अनध्याय).—[na. ta.] Not studying, intermission of study; the time when there is or ought to be such intermission, a holiday (°divasaḥ); अद्य शिष्टानध्यायः (adya śiṣṭānadhyāyaḥ) Uttararāmacarita 4 a holiday (given) in honour of distinguished guests. See Manusmṛti 2.15-6;4.13-4;15-8;117-8, 126 &c.

Derivable forms: anadhyāyaḥ (अनध्यायः).

See also (synonyms): anadhyayana.

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

Anadhyāya (अनध्याय).—m.

(-yaḥ) Intermission of study. E. an neg. adhyāya reading.

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

Anadhyāya (अनध्याय).—[masculine] = anadhyayana.

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

1) Anadhyāya (अनध्याय):—[=an-adhyāya] [from an-adhyayana] m. idem

2) [v.s. ...] a time when there is intermission of study, [Manu-smṛti]

3) [v.s. ...] non-recitation, silence, [Naiṣadha-carita]

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

Anadhyāya (अनध्याय):—[bahuvrihi compound] m.

(-yaḥ) Time on which it is improper and forbidden to read or to study the Vedas; also used in the sense of ‘a holy-day’ or ‘vacation’. E. a priv. and adhyāya, sc. kāla.

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

Anadhyāya (अनध्याय):—[ana+dhyāya] (yaḥ) 1. m. Intermission of study.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Anadhyāya (अनध्याय) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṇajbhāya.

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Anadhyaya 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anadhyaya in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Anadhyāya (अनध्याय):—(nm) an offday; cessation of work; -[kāla] vacation, intermission.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Anadhyāya (ಅನಧ್ಯಾಯ):—

1) [noun] a day or a period of time, set aside by custom for the suspension of studying, esp. of the Vedas.

2) [noun] a man who does not study the Vēdas.

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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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