Anyathasiddha, aka: Anyathāsiddha, Anyatha-siddha; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Nyaya (school of philosophy)

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Anyathāsiddha (अन्यथासिद्ध, “superfluity”) refers to “invariable antecedents of effects”.—The discussion of the Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika theory of creation will remain incomplete if a few lines are not added about the concept of anyathāsiddha (superfluity) or unnecessary antecedent. It has already been said that a cause is an antecedent of an effect; it is an invariable antecedent which is always followed by an effect. There are, again, some things which may be invariable antecedents of some effects, but these are not necessary for the production of the effect. For example the colour of a staff (daṇḍa) is an invariable antecedent of a jar, but it is not a necessary condition for the production of the jar. Hence, it is not regarded as the cause of the jar;it is called an anyathāsiddha (superfluity). Thus anyathāsiddhas are invariable antecedents of effects which are unnecessary and conditional.

Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories
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Nyaya (न्याय, nyaya) refers to a school of Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. The Nyaya philosophy is known for its theories on logic, methodology and epistemology, however, it is closely related with Vaisheshika in terms of metaphysics.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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anyathāsiddha (अन्यथासिद्ध).—a (S) Unessential, dispensable, not absolutely necessary. 2 Accomplished, established, or existent, or accomplishable &c. by some other means or in some other way. 3 Laxly. Unserviceable or useless unto.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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

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Anyathāsiddha (अन्यथासिद्ध).—a. proved or demonstrated wrongly; (in Nyāya) said of a cause (kāraṇa) which is not the true one, but only refers to accidental and remote circumstances (as the ass employed to fetch clay &c. in the case of a ghaṭa or jar) which do not invariably contribute to the result, see कारण (kāraṇa); this अन्यथा° (anyathā°) is said to be of 3 kinds in Tarka. K., but 5 are mentioned in Bhāṣā P.19-22.

Anyathāsiddha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms anyathā and siddha (सिद्ध).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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