Avyaya; 10 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Avyaya (अव्यय).—A serpent of the Dhṛtarāṣṭra family. This serpent fell in the sacrificial fire meant for serpents, prepared by Janamejaya. (Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 57, Stanza 16).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1a) Avyaya (अव्यय).—A son of Bhṛgu, and a deva.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 1. 90; Matsya-purāṇa 195. 13.

1b) (paulastya)—a sage of the Raucya epoch.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 102.

1c) An Ajitadeva.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 34.

1d) A sage of the XIIIth epoch of Manu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 40.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Avyaya (अव्यय) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIV.8.25, XIV.8) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Avyaya) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Avyaya (अव्यय).—Indeclinable, lit. invariant, not undergoing a change. Pāṇini has used the word as a technical term and includes in it all such words as स्वर्, अन्तर्, प्रातर् (svar, antar, prātar) etc, or composite expressions like अव्ययीभावसमास (avyayībhāvasamāsa), or such taddhitānta words as do not take all case affixes as also kṛdanta words ending in म् (m) or ए, ऐ, ओ, औ (e, ai, o, au). He gives such words in a long list of Sutras P. I.1.37 to 41; cf. सदृशं त्रिषु लिङ्गेषु सर्वासु च विभ-क्तिषु । वचनेषु च सर्वेषु यन्न व्येति तदव्ययम् (sadṛśaṃ triṣu liṅgeṣu sarvāsu ca vibha-ktiṣu | vacaneṣu ca sarveṣu yanna vyeti tadavyayam) Kāś. on P.I.1.37.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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avyaya : (nt.) indeclinable particle; absence of loss.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Avyaya, (a + vyaya | absence of loss or change, safety D. I. 72 (Instr. °ena safely); Miln. 393 (as abbaya T.). (Page 86)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

avyaya (अव्यय).—n (S a & vyaya Expenditure.) An indeclinable word; an adverb, conjunction, interjection &c.

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avyaya (अव्यय).—a S Imperishable, indestructible, incorruptible, unchangeable.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

avyaya (अव्यय).—n An indeclinable word. a Imperishable.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-English dictionary

Avyaya (अव्यय).—a. [nāsti vyayo yasya]

1) (a) Not liable to change, imperishable, undecaying, immutable; वेदाविना- शिनं नित्यं य एनमजमव्ययम् (vedāvinā- śinaṃ nityaṃ ya enamajamavyayam) Bg.2.21; विनाशमव्ययस्यास्य न कश्चित्कर्तुमर्हति (vināśamavyayasyāsya na kaścitkartumarhati) Bg.2.17,4.1,6,13;7.24-25;15.5,17. Ms. 1.18,19,57;2.81; R.8.24. (b) Eternal, everlasting, अश्वत्थं प्राहुरव्ययम् (aśvatthaṃ prāhuravyayam) Bg.15.1; अकीर्तिं कथयिष्यन्ति तेऽव्ययाम् (akīrtiṃ kathayiṣyanti te'vyayām) Bg.2.24.

2) Unexpended, unwasted.

3) Economical.

4) Giving imperishable fruit.

-yaḥ 1 Name of Viṣṇu.

2) Name of Śiva.

-yam 1 (In the Vedānta) A member or corporeal part of an organized body.

2) Brahmā.

3) (In gram.) An indeclinable particle &c; सदृशं त्रिषु लिङ्गेषु सर्वासु च विभक्तिषु । वचनेषु च सर्वेषु यन्न व्येति तदव्ययम् (sadṛśaṃ triṣu liṅgeṣu sarvāsu ca vibhaktiṣu | vacaneṣu ca sarveṣu yanna vyeti tadavyayam) ||

4) welfare; युधिष्ठिरमथापृच्छत्सर्वांश्च सुहृदोऽव्ययम् (yudhiṣṭhiramathāpṛcchatsarvāṃśca suhṛdo'vyayam) Bhāg.1. 3.1.

5) Prosperity; कुशलं चाव्ययं चैव पर्यपृच्छन्नरधिपम् (kuśalaṃ cāvyayaṃ caiva paryapṛcchannaradhipam) Rām.1.18.45.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avyaya (अव्यय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) 1. Economical, parsimonious. 2. Unexpended, unwasted. 3. Imperishable, immutable, eternal. m.

(-yaḥ) A name of Vishnu. mn.

(-yaḥ-yaṃ) An indeclinable word, a particle. E. a neg. and vyaya expenditure.

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