Antya, aka: Antyā, Āntya; 7 Definition(s)


Antya means something in 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Antyā (अन्त्या).—Name of a river originating from Vindhya, a holy mountain (kulaparvata) in Bhārata, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 85. There are settlements (janapada) where Āryas and Mlecchas dwell who drink water from these rivers.

Bhārata is a region south of Hemādri, once ruled over by Bharata (son of Ṛṣabha), whose ancestral lineage can be traced back to Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Antya (अन्त्य).—A son of Bhṛgu, and a deva.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 1. 89.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

1) Antya (अन्त्य).—Final letter; अन्ते भवमन्त्यम् (ante bhavamantyam)

2) Antya.—Final consonant of each of the five groups of consonants which is a nasal अन्त्योनुनासिकः (antyonunāsikaḥ) R.T. 17.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

antya (अंत्य).—a (S) Relating to the end or conclusion; last, latter, final, ultimate.

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antya (अंत्य).—n S A thousand billions.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

antya (अंत्य).—n Final, latter. n A thousand bil- lions.

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Antya (अन्त्य).—a. [ante bhavati vasati &c., antāya hitaḥ; anta-yat]

1) Last, final (as a letter, word &c.); last (in time, order or place) P.I.1.47; as ह (ha) of letters, Revatī of asterisms, Mīna of the zodiacal signs. &c.; अन्त्ये वयसि (antye vayasi) in old age R.9.79; अन्त्यं ऋणम् (antyaṃ ṛṇam) R.1.71 last debt; °मण्डनम् (maṇḍanam) 8.71 last funeral decoration, Ku.4.22.

2) Immediately following (in comp.); अष्टम° (aṣṭama°) ninth.

3) perishable, transitory; देहाद्यपार्थमसदन्यमभिज्ञमात्रं (dehādyapārthamasadanyamabhijñamātraṃ) (vindeta) Bhāg.12.8.44.

4) Lowest (in rank, degree or position), undermost, worst, inferior, base, vile, wretched; °अवस्थां गतः (avasthāṃ gataḥ) Pt.4.11 reduced to the worst plight; अन्त्यासु दशासु (antyāsu daśāsu) Pt.1.336 at perilous (critical) times; belonging to the lowest caste; चण्डाल °स्त्रियः (caṇḍāla °striyaḥ)Ms.11.175; °स्त्रीनिषेविणः (strīniṣeviṇaḥ) 12.59; अन्त्यादपि वरं रत्नं स्त्रीरत्नं दुष्कुलादपि (antyādapi varaṃ ratnaṃ strīratnaṃ duṣkulādapi); शूद्राश्च सन्तः शूद्राणामन्त्यानामन्त्ययोनयः (śūdrāśca santaḥ śūdrāṇāmantyānāmantyayonayaḥ) (sākṣyaṃ kuryuḥ) 8.68, 3.9; 4.79; Y.1.148, 2.294.

-ntyaḥ 1 A man of the lowest caste; see above.

2) Name of a plant (mustā Mar. nāgara- mothā) (f. also) (the roots of which are prescribed for colic).

3) The last syllable of a word.

4) The last lunar month i. e. Fālguna.

5) A Mlechcha, foreigner, barbarian. अन्त्येषु स विनिक्षिप्य पुत्रान् यदुपुरोगमान् (antyeṣu sa vinikṣipya putrān yadupurogamān) Mb.1.86.12.

6) (In Vaiśeṣika Phil.) A name for the category विशेष (viśeṣa); अन्त्यो नित्यद्रव्यवृत्तिर्विशेषः परिकीर्तितः (antyo nityadravyavṛttirviśeṣaḥ parikīrtitaḥ) Bhāṣā P.

-ntyā 1 A technical name for त्रिज्या (trijyā) in astronomy.

2) A woman of the lowest tribe.

-ntyam 1 A measure of number; 1 billions (1,,,,.)

2) The 12th sign of the zodiac.

3) The last member or term of a progression (series), the last figure; स्थाप्योन्तवर्गो द्विगुणान्त्यनिघ्नः (sthāpyontavargo dviguṇāntyanighnaḥ) Līlā.

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Āntya (आन्त्य).—Ved. One who finishes.

Derivable forms: āntyaḥ (आन्त्यः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Antya (अन्त्य).—mfn.

(-ntyaḥ-ntyā-ntyaṃ) 1. Last, ultimate. 2. Inferior, low. m.

(-ntyaḥ) 1. A man of low caste. 2. A fragrant grass, (Cyperus rotundus.) See sustā. n.

(-ntyaṃ) A measure of number, two Sagaras, a very large number. E. anta, and yat aff.

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