Anivarya, Anivārya: 7 definitions


Anivarya means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Anivary.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Anivārya (अनिवार्य) or Anivāryatva refers to the “irresistibility (of Yama)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “[com.—he speaks about the irresistibility (anivāryatvam) of Yama (antakasya)]—Where this wicked Yama is not stopped by the 30 [gods] even with a hundred counteractions, what should one say of [Yama being stopped] there by the insects of men? O fool, sentient beings, having begun from the womb, are continually led by [their own] action to Yama’s abode by means of uninterrupted journeys”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anivārya (अनिवार्य).—a (S) Not to be prevented or warded off; inavertible.

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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

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

Anivārya (अनिवार्य):—[=a-nivārya] [from a-nivārita] mfn. not to be warded off, inadvertible, unavoidable, irresistible.

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

Anivārya (अनिवार्य):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-ryaḥ-ryā-ryam) Not to be prevented or forbidden, necessary, unavoidable. E. a neg. and nivārya.

[Sanskrit to German]

Anivarya 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Anivārya (अनिवार्य) [Also spelled anivary]:—(a) inevitable; unavoidable; essential, compulsory; irresistible, obligatory; mandatory.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Anivārya (ಅನಿವಾರ್ಯ):—

1) [adjective] that cannot be avoided or evaded; unavoidable; inevitable; certain to happen.

2) [adjective] having no other alternative, indispensable.

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Anivārya (ಅನಿವಾರ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] an absolute necessity; indispensableness.

2) [noun] a difficult condition or proposition.

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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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