Ashanaya, Aśanāyā: 7 definitions


Ashanaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

The Sanskrit term Aśanāyā can be transliterated into English as Asanaya or Ashanaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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India history and geography

Source: Glossary of Sinhalese Folk Terms appearing in the Service Tenure Register

Asanaya:—(asana) Throne, altar, seat of honor.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aśanāyā (अशनाया).—[aśanamicchati aśana-kyac striyāṃ bhāve a] Hunger; अशनाययाशनाया हि मृत्युः (aśanāyayāśanāyā hi mṛtyuḥ) Bṛ. Up.1.2.1. च्युताश- नायः फलवद्विभूत्या (cyutāśa- nāyaḥ phalavadvibhūtyā) Bhaṭṭikāvya 3.4; अन्नाद्वाऽशनाया निवर्तते पानात्पिपासा (annādvā'śanāyā nivartate pānātpipāsā) Śat. Br.

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

Aśanāyā (अशनाया).—f.

(-yā) Hunger. E. aśana food, kyac affix, a and ṭāp added, and the penultimate made long: wishing for food.

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

Aśanāyā (अशनाया).—[feminine] hunger.

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Aśanāyā (अशनाया).—[feminine] hunger.

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

1) Aśanāya (अशनाय):—[from ] a [Nominal verb] [Parasmaipada] yati ([Pāṇini 7-4, 34]) to desire food, be hungry, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Chāndogya-upaniṣad]

2) Aśanāyā (अशनाया):—[from ] aśanāyā or aśanāyā f. desire of eating or consuming, hunger, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa etc.]

3) Aśanāya (अशनाय):—b etc. See √2. .

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

Aśanayā (अशनया):—(yā) 1. f. Hunger.

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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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