Aniyata: 16 definitions



Aniyata means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of 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.

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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

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

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

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

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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).

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Aniyata.—cf. niyata-aniyata (IE 8-5); occasional taxes. Note: aniyata is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

aniyata : (adj.) uncertain; not settled.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

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

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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

aniyata (अनियत).—a Unsettled.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aniyata (अनियत).—a.

1) Uncontrolled, unrestricted.

2) Indefinite, uncertain, not fixed; irregular (forms also); °वेलं आहारोऽश्यते (velaṃ āhāro'śyate) Ś.2 at irregular hours.

3) Causeless, casual, incidental, occasional; °रुदितस्मितम् (ruditasmitam) (vadanakamalakam) U.4.4; Māl.1.2.

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

Aniyata (अनियत).—m., (1) with or sc. dharma (= Pali id., with dhamma), one of the two sorts of possible trans- gressions of monks which are undetermined as to type of offense and consequent punishment, i.e. of which the punishment depends on circumstances (Pali Vin. iii.187- 194; [Sacred Books of the East] 13.16 f.): dvāv aniyatau (sc. dharmau) Mahāvyutpatti 8382; dharmau [Prātimokṣasūtra des Sarvāstivādins] 488.7; (2) aniyata-gotra, or aniyatai- katara-g°, see s.v. gotra (1). See also s.v. rāśi.

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

Aniyata (अनियत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Transitory, perishable. 2. Unrestrained. 3. Undefined, unprescribed. E. a neg. niyata restrained.

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

Aniyata (अनियत).—[adjective] unbound, unrestrained, uncertain.

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

1) Aniyata (अनियत):—[=a-niyata] mfn. not regulated, uncontrolled, not fixed, uncertain, unrestricted, irregular, casual

2) [v.s. ...] not unaccentuated, [Ṛgveda-prātiśākhya]

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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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