Aniyata; 7 Definition(s)


Aniyata means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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

Vyākaraṇa (Sanskrit grammar)

Aniyata (अनियत).—Not subject to any limitation cf. प्रत्यया नियताः, अर्था अनियताः, अर्था नियताः, प्रत्यया अनियताः (pratyayā niyatāḥ, arthā aniyatāḥ, arthā niyatāḥ, pratyayā aniyatāḥ) M.Bh. on II. 3.50. In the casc of नियमविधि (niyamavidhi) (a restrictive rule or statement) a limitation is put on one or more of the constituent elements or factors of that rule, the limited element being called नियत (niyata), the other one being termed अनियत (aniyata); also see Kāś. on II.2.30.

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

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

The third division of the Parajika of the Sutta Vibhanga. Vin.iii.187-94.

(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Undefined fault. Offence committed in a way such that it creates an ambiguous situation; a witness knows that there has been a transgression, without being able to specify which one. There are 2 aniyatas.

See also: The 2 aniyatas

(Source): Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).


aniyata : (adj.) uncertain; not settled.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Aniyata, (adj.) (a + niyata) not settled, uncertain, doubtful Vin.I, 112; II, 287; D.III, 217. (Page 33)

(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

aniyata (अनियत).—a (S) Unsettled, undecided, undetermined.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aniyata (अनियत).—a Unsettled.

(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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