Atyartha: 14 definitions


Atyartha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Atyartha (अत्यर्थ):—[atyarthaṃ] Excessive

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Atyartha (अत्यर्थ) refers to “excessively”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Capable soul, for purification of the mind, you must hold strongly [com.—atyartha—‘excessively’] in the mind the reflections which are established by the gods of gods (i.e. the Tīrthaṅkaras) in the great scripture of the [Jain] canon”.

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): (Jainism)

Atyartha (अत्यर्थ) refers to “profuse (requesting)”, according to the 12th century Yogaśāstra (verse 12.55) by Hemacandra: a Jain treatise dealing with Yoga and the highest reality (tattva).—Accordingly, “[This] Upaniṣad of Yoga, which is a cause of wonder in the mind of the assembly of the wise, was known from scripture, from the mouth of a good Guru and a little from experience in various places. Because of the profuse (atyartha) requesting of the Caulukya king, Kumārapāla, it was placed in the realm of words by his teacher, the honourable Hemacandra. [...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

atyartha (अत्यर्थ).—a & ad S Exceeding, excessive, very much, very.

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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

Atyartha (अत्यर्थ).—a. [atikrāntaḥ artham anurūpasvarūpam] Beyond the proper worth or measure, excessive, very great, intense, exorbitant; °तापात् (tāpāt) M.2.12.

-rtham adv. Very much, exceedingly, excessively; अत्यर्थं परदास्यमेत्य निपुणं नीतौ मनो दीयते (atyarthaṃ paradāsyametya nipuṇaṃ nītau mano dīyate) Mu.2.5; प्रियो हि ज्ञानिनोत्यर्थमहं स च मम प्रियः (priyo hi jñāninotyarthamahaṃ sa ca mama priyaḥ) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 7.17; oft. in comp.; °vedanaḥ A type of the elephant having extreme sensibility; प्राजनाङ्कुशदण्डेभ्यो दूरादुद्विजते हि यः । स्पृष्टो वा व्यथतेऽत्यर्थं स गजोऽत्यर्थवेदनः (prājanāṅkuśadaṇḍebhyo dūrādudvijate hi yaḥ | spṛṣṭo vā vyathate'tyarthaṃ sa gajo'tyarthavedanaḥ) || Mātaṅga L.8.19. °संपीडितः (saṃpīḍitaḥ) Ś.7.11. excessively pinched; °क्रुद्ध, °तृषित (kruddha, °tṛṣita) &c.

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

Atyartha (अत्यर्थ).—n. adv. or mfn. adj.

(-rthaḥ-rthā-rthaṃ) Much, excessive. E. ati, and artha substance.

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

Atyartha (अत्यर्थ).—(°—) & m [adverb] excessively, very much.

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

Atyartha (अत्यर्थ):—[=aty-artha] mfn. ‘beyond the proper worth’, exorbitant, excessive

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

Atyartha (अत्यर्थ):—I. [tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-rthaḥ-rthā-rtham) Very much, excessive. Ii. Avyayībh.

(-rtham) Excessively. E. ati (sc. krānta) and artha (in the sense of the accusative).

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

Atyartha (अत्यर्थ):—[(thaḥ-thā-thaṃ) a.] Much.

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

Atyartha (अत्यर्थ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Accattha.

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Atyartha in German

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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

Atyartha (ಅತ್ಯರ್ಥ):—

1) [adjective] beyond measure; immeasurable.

2) [adjective] of a favourable character or quality; good.

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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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