Anyatara: 13 definitions


Anyatara 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anyatara (अन्यतर).—a S Either of two. 2 Other, different.

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

anyatara (अन्यतर).—a Either of two; different.

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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

Anyatara (अन्यतर).—a. (declined like a pronoun) One of the two (persons or things), either of the two (with gen.); तयोर्मुनिकुमारयोरन्यतरः (tayormunikumārayoranyataraḥ) K.151; सन्तः परीक्ष्यान्यतरद् भजन्ते (santaḥ parīkṣyānyatarad bhajante) M.1.2. the one or the other; अन्यतरा युवयोरागच्छतु (anyatarā yuvayorāgacchatu) Ś.3; Manusmṛti 2.111;9.171; other, different; अन्यतर-अन्यतर (anyatara-anyatara) the one-the other; अन्यतरस्याम् (anyatarasyām) (loc. of °) either way, in both ways, optionally; frequently used by Pāṇini in his Sūtras in the sense of वा () or विभाषा (vibhāṣā); हृक्रोरन्यतरस्याम्, आत्मनेपदेष्वन्यतरस्याम् (hṛkroranyatarasyām, ātmanepadeṣvanyatarasyām) &c. &c.

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

Anyatara (अन्यतर).—adj., like Pali aññatara (and compare katara, q.v.) is very commonly used without its Sanskrit limitation to one of two; rather, as equivalent of Sanskrit anyatama (which is also used in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] in the same way, notably in Divyāvadāna and Avadāna-śataka), and chiefly (1) in the meaning a certain; (an unspecified) one (of many): Mahāvastu i.36.10 (here could be interpreted in meaning 2); 343.4; ii.31.19; 65.1; 96.15; 145.4; 171.9; 461.14; iii.15.7; 53.13; Divyāvadāna 102.8; 226.19; 227.26; 254.6; Avadāna-śataka i.137.11; 208.8; 235.6; 244.3; Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 214.4; Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 39.16; Śikṣāsamuccaya 39.1 (wrongly rendered another by Bendall and Rouse); Gaṇḍavyūha 84.17; Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 32.12; 35.16; Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 176.8; (2) much more rarely, another, any other (of an unlimited number); so possibly (but not probably) Mahāvastu i.36.10, above; and Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 56.19 sarvathānapekṣo 'bhūt kāye jīvite ca, prāg evānyatarasmin bāhyavastuni,…how much less (not to speak of) in regard to any other external matter; (3) some (one or other), one or another, substantially = anyatarānyatara, q.v.: (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 304.16 anyatareṇa śucinā celakhaṇḍena.

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

Anyatara (अन्यतर).—mfn. (-raḥ-rā-rat) 1. Other, different. 2. Either of two. E. anya other, and ḍatara affix; applied to words that refer to but two things.

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

Anyatara (अन्यतर).—[adjective] one of two; rep. the one—the other; anyatarasyām in either way, optionally ([grammar]).

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

1) Anyatara (अन्यतर):—[=anya-tara] [from anya] as, ā, at either of two, other, different

2) [from anya-tara > anya] a certain one, [Divyāvadāna]

3) [v.s. ...] [from anya] anyatara anyatara, the one, the other

4) [v.s. ...] anyatarasyām [locative case] f. either way, [Pāṇini]

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

Anyatara (अन्यतर):—1. (see sarvanāman) m. f. n. (-raḥ-rā-rad(-rat); the dat., abl., gen. and loc. sing., the nom. and gen. plur. are similar to the corresponding cases of anya q. v.)

1) Either of two; e. g. ubhayoḥ pakṣayoranyatarasyādhyāpanādapratiṣedhaḥ; or nityopalabdhyanupalabdhiprasaṅgonyataraniyamo vānyathā (Śaṅkara: anyatarasyātmana indriyasya vā śaktipratibandhaḥ &c.); or svāpyayasaṃpattyoranyatarāpekṣamāviṣkṛtaṃ hi (i. e. either of profound sleep or of final emancipation).—In the rules of Pāṇini anyatarasyām (the locat. sing. of the femin.) ‘in either way’ means that a given rule is optional, may take place or not; comp. for synonymous terms vā, vibhāṣā, and the more precise terms aprāptavibhāṣā, prāptavibhāṣā, ubhayatravibhāṣā, vyavasthitavibhāṣā, mahāvibhāṣā, sarvavibhāṣā, also vibhāṣita, ubhayathā, vikalpa.

2) The other of two (one having been mentioned) [this meaning is probably meant when the Amarakosha, Hemachandra &c. make anyatara a synonyme of anya ‘other’]; e. g. in the Vārttika to Pāṇini V. 2. 47 ekonyataraḥ, where anyataraḥ is opposed as nimeyam to the word expressing the nimānam, as in the instance dvimayamudaśvidyavānām, where udaśvit ‘the object to be valued which is eka ‘one’, is nimeya, and the yava ‘the object determining the value (nimānam or mūlyam) is nimāna’ (comp. Kaiyyaṭa: anyataraśabdena nimeyameva vivakṣitam . eka eva yadi nimeyaguṇo bhavati tadā pratyayaḥ).

3) One of two, each being one of many; in this sense its use is probably restricted to passages belonging to the vaidik period, when it is followed by a correlate anyatara, both implying then ‘the one—the other, one—another’ (comp. anya—anya); e. g. Śatapathabr. I. 2. 1. 1. sa vai kapālānyevānyatara upadadhāti . dṛṣadupalenyataraḥ (thus explained in the genuine comm. of Śāyaṇa: anyataraḥ . ṛtvijāṃ madhya ekaḥ . āgnīdhraḥ . sa kapālānāmupadhātā . anyatarodhvaryuḥ . sa peṣaṇārthaṃ dṛṣadupale upadadhyāt). 2. m.

(-raḥ) A proper name; comp. ānyatareya (and itara, aitareya). E. anya, taddh. aff. ḍatara.

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

Anyatara (अन्यतर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṇṇayara.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Anyatara (ಅನ್ಯತರ):—[noun] one of the two (things, men).

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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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Nepali dictionary

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Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Anyatara (अन्यतर):—adj. better;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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