Avedya, Āvedya: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Avedya (अवेद्य) refers to “that which is incomprehensible”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.11.—Accordingly, as Himavat (Himālaya) eulogised Śiva: “[...] O great lord, your divine sports are incomprehensible [i.e., avedya]. They bestow happiness on saintly men. Your nature is subservient to the devotees and you are under their control. You are the performer of all activities. O lord, you have come here because my fortune is in its ascendancy. You have been described as a bestower of favours to the distressed. You have put me under your patronage and protection. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avedya (अवेद्य).—a.

1) Unknowable, secret.

2) Unattainable.

-dyaḥ A calf

-dyā (A woman) not to be married; व्यभिचारेण वर्णानामवेद्यावेदनेन च । स्वकर्मणां च त्यागेन जायन्ते वर्णसंकराः (vyabhicāreṇa varṇānāmavedyāvedanena ca | svakarmaṇāṃ ca tyāgena jāyante varṇasaṃkarāḥ) || Manusmṛti 1.24.

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Āvedya (आवेद्य).—pot. p.

1) To be declared or reported.

2) To be made the subject of a plaint.

See also (synonyms): āvedanīya.

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

Avedya (अवेद्य).—mfn.

(-dyaḥ-dyā-dyaṃ) 1. Unascertainable, secret, not to be known. 2. Not to be pained or hurt. m.

(-dyaḥ) A calf. E. a neg. vedya to be hurt or known.

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Āvedya (आवेद्य).—mfn.

(-dyaḥ-dyā-dyaṃ) To be represented or made known. ind. Having made known. E. āṅ before vid to know, causal form, yat or lyap affix.

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

Avedya (अवेद्य).—1. [adjective] not to be known.

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Avedya (अवेद्य).—2. [adjective] not to be married.

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

1) Avedya (अवेद्य):—[=a-vedya] [from a-veda] 1. a-vedya mfn. not to be known, unascertainable, [Mahābhārata xii, 11765]

2) Avedyā (अवेद्या):—[=a-vedyā] [from a-vedya > a-veda] f. (in Sāṅkhya [philosophy]) non-admission of the Ahaṃkāra.

3) Avedya (अवेद्य):—[=a-vedya] 2. a-vedya mf(ā)n. (√3. vid), not to be married, [Manu-smṛti x, 24]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a calf, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Āvedya (आवेद्य):—[=ā-vedya] [from ā-vid] 1. ā-vedya mfn. = ā-vedanīya above.

6) [v.s. ...] 2. ā-vedya [indeclinable participle] having made known etc.

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

1) Avedya (अवेद्य):—[a-vedya] (dyaḥ-dyā) 1. m. f. A calf.

2) Āvedya (आवेद्य):—[ā-vedya] (dyaḥ-dyā-dyaṃ) p. That should be made known.

[Sanskrit to German]

Avedya 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

Avēdya (ಅವೇದ್ಯ):—

1) [adjective] that cannot be known, perceived or understood; imperceptible.

2) [adjective] that should not be known, studied.

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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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