Avashyam, Avaśyam: 7 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Avaśyam can be transliterated into English as Avasyam or Avashyam, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Avaśyam (अवश्यम्).—Necessarily; the expression अवश्यं चैतदेवं विज्ञेयम् (avaśyaṃ caitadevaṃ vijñeyam) is very frequently used in the Mahābhāṣya when the same statement is to be emphasized.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avaśyam (अवश्यम्).—ind. [ava-śyai-ḍamu Tv.]

1) Necessarily, inevitably; त्वामप्यस्रं नवजलमयं मोचयिष्यन्त्यवश्यम् (tvāmapyasraṃ navajalamayaṃ mocayiṣyantyavaśyam) Meghadūta 95.

2) Certainly, at all events, by all means, surely, of course; अवश्यं याति तिर्यक्त्वं जग्ध्वा चैवाहुतं हविः (avaśyaṃ yāti tiryaktvaṃ jagdhvā caivāhutaṃ haviḥ) Manusmṛti 12.68; अवश्यं यातारश्चिरतरमुषित्वापि विषयाः (avaśyaṃ yātāraścirataramuṣitvāpi viṣayāḥ) Bhartṛhari 3.16; तां चावश्यं दिवसगणनात- त्परामेकपत्नीम् (tāṃ cāvaśyaṃ divasagaṇanāta- tparāmekapatnīm) (drakṣyasi) Meghadūta 1,63; अवश्यमेव (avaśyameva) Most surely; if compounded with pot. pass. the final nasal is dropped, लुम्पेदवश्यमः कृत्ये (lumpedavaśyamaḥ kṛtye); अवश्यपाच्य (avaśyapācya) to be necessarily cooked; अवश्यकार्य (avaśyakārya) to be necessarily done.

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

Avaśyam (अवश्यम्).—i. e. a-vaśa + ya + m, adv. 1. Certainly. 2. Inevitably, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 12, 68; necessarily. When compounded with a participle of fut. pass. the final m is dropped, e. g. avaśya-karaṇīya, to be done necessarily, [Brāhmaṇavilāpa] 3, 16.

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

Avaśyam (अवश्यम्):—[=a-vaśyam] [from a-vaśya > a-vaśa] ind. necessarily, inevitably, certainly, at all events, by all means, avaśyam eva, most surely (cf. āvaśyaka.)

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

Avaśyam (अवश्यम्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Avasaṃ, Avassaṃ.

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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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