Avya, Avyā, Āvya: 6 definitions


Avya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

avyā (अव्या).—m R Obstruction or hinderance. 2 Interruption (of some course or custom); a calamitous or disturbing occurrence.

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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

Avya (अव्य).—a. [avi bhavārthe yat] Coming or belonging to a sheep.

-vyaḥ, -vyam The woollen Soma-strainer; Rv.

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Āvya (आव्य).—a. (- f.) [अवेर्मेषस्य विकारः ष्यञ् (avermeṣasya vikāraḥ ṣyañ)]

1) Belonging to a sheep.

2) Woollen.

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

Avya (अव्य).—[adjective] coming from the sheep, made of wool or threads; [substantive] the Soma-strainer.

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Āvya (आव्य).—1. ([feminine] āvī) sheep’s woolen.

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Āvya (आव्य).—2. [gerund] by granting.

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Āvyā (आव्या).—wrap round ([accusative]), hide one’s self in ([locative]).

Āvyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and vyā (व्या).

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

1) Avya (अव्य):—mfn. (said of the woollen Soma strainer) coming from sheep (avi q.v.), [Ṛg-veda]

2) mn. the woollen Soma strainer, [Ṛg-veda]

3) Āvya (आव्य):—mf(āvī)n. ([from] avi), belonging to sheep, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā]

4) woollen, [Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra]

[Sanskrit to German]

Avya 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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