Aya, Āya, Āyā: 27 definitions


Aya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, biology, Tamil. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Aay.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Aya (अय).—A son of Vasiṣṭha, and a Prajāpati of the Svārociṣa epoch.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 9.

1b) A son of Devakī.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 173.

2) Āya (आय).—A Tuṣita god.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 11.
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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: McGill: The architectural theory of the Mānasāra

Āya (आय, “profit”) refers to the first of āyādiṣaḍvarga, six principles that constitute the “horoscope” of an architectural or iconographic object, according to the Mānasāra (IX, 63-73). Their application is intended to “verify” the measurements of the architectural and iconographic object against the dictates of astrology that lay out the conditions of auspiciousness.

Āya signifies “profit”; its twelve “fruits” or effects are:

  1. śāstra, “weapon”;
  2. vṛddhi, “increase”;
  3. bharaṇa, “reign”;
  4. śubhāvaha, “invoking auspiciousness”;
  5. cakṣu, “eye”;
  6. buddhi, “intelligence”;
  7. rūpa, “form”;
  8. sumaṅgala, “bringing good fortune”;
  9. śrīkara, “acquiring wealth”;
  10. sukhada, “granting comfort”;
  11. suvṛddhida, “granting great increase”;
  12. puṣkala “abundance”.

Being the effects of āya, “profit”, all of these may be assumed as auspicious.

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Āya (आय) represents formulae used to test measurements (hasta) in house construction, according to early Śaiva texts (such as the Mohacūrottara and the Devyāmata).—Measurements are made in hastas, hands, a measure from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger of the patron. Those measurements are checked for their āya. The āyas are formulae used to test measurements, to ensure that they are suitable for use.

A common presentation is of six sets of āyas: āya, vyaya, ṛkṣa, yoni, vāra, and tithi or aṃśa.

  1. there are 12 āyas in a list of items beginning with siddhi;
  2. there are 10 vyayas in a list of items beginning with śikhara;
  3. there are 27 ṛkṣas in a list of the nakṣatras;
  4. there are 8 yonis in the list of 8 that is dhvaja, etc.;
  5. there are 7 vāras in a list of the days of the week;
  6. there are 30 tithis in a list of the lunar days in a month; and
    there are 9 aṃśas in a list of items beginning with taskara.

In each list, some members are regarded as auspicious, some as inauspicious.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: archive.org: Illustrations of Indian Music and Dance in Western Indian Style

Āya (आय) refers to one of the forty-seven tānas (tone) used in Indian music.—The illustration of Āya (as a deity) according to 15th-century Indian art is as follows.—The colour of his body is yellow. His face is similar to the face of a cuckoo. A viṇā is in his both hands.

The illustrations (of, for example Āya) are found scattered throughout ancient Jain manuscripts from Gujarat. The descriptions of these illustrations of this citrāvalī are based on the ślokas of Vācanācārya Gaṇi Sudhākalaśa’s Saṅgītopaniṣatsāroddhāra (14th century) and Śārṅgadeva’s Saṅgītaratnākara (13th century).

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Āya (आय).—(I) the affix आय (āya) applied to the roots गुप्, धूप् (gup, dhūp) and others ending with which they are looked upon as roots; cf. P. III.1.28: P.III.1. 32. The affix is applied optionally when an ārdhadhātuka affix is to follow, e.g. गोपायिता, गोप्ता (gopāyitā, goptā); cf. P.III. 1.31; (2) augment; cf. असतो वर्णस्य उपजनः (asato varṇasya upajanaḥ) R. Prāt. XIV. 1 Uvaṭa.

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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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Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: archive.org: Hindu Mathematics

Aya (अय) (or Āya) represents the number 4 (four) in the “word-numeral system” (bhūtasaṃkhyā), which was used in Sanskrit texts dealing with astronomy, mathematics, metrics, as well as in the dates of inscriptions and manuscripts in ancient Indian literature.—A system of expressing numbers by means of words arranged as in the place-value notation was developed and perfected in India in the early centuries of the Christian era. In this system the numerals [e.g., 4—aya/āya] are expressed by names of things, beings or concepts, which, naturally or in accordance with the teaching of the Śāstras, connote numbers.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Aya.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘four’. Note: aya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Āya.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘four’. (EI 33; CII 3; SII 1, 2), a fiscal term meaning ‘revenue’, ‘tax’. (SITI), literally, income; a general term denoting ‘taxes’; cf. vaḻiy-āyam (SITI), tolls on the roadway. (HRS), revenue in general according to the Arthaśāstra and other authorities; a special branch of revenue according to the inscriptions of the Uccakalpa kings and later epigraphs. (CITD), profit, income, receipt; tribute; corn given by the well-to-do villagers to the hereditary servants of the village as their established fees of office. Note: āya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Aya [ஆயா] in the Tamil language is the name of a plant identified with Holoptelea integrifolia (Roxb.) Planch. from the Ulmaceae (Elm) family having the following synonyms: Ulmus integrifolia. For the possible medicinal usage of aya, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Aya in India is the name of a plant defined with Holoptelea integrifolia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Ulmus integrifolia Roxb. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Int. Arch. Allergy Immunol. (2005)
· Flora of Tropical Africa (1916)
· Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique (1848)
· Botanical Magazine (1990)
· Allergy (1991)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2001)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Aya, for example pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, chemical composition, health benefits, side effects, extract dosage, have a look at these references.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

aya : (m.) income. (m.; nt.), iron. || āya (m.), income; profit.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

1) Aya, 2 (fr. i, go) 1. income, in aya-potthaka receipt book J. I, 2.—2. inlet (for water, aya-mukha) D. I, 74; A. II, 166, IV. 287. (Page 75)

2) Aya, 1 see ayo. (Page 74)

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Āya, (Sk. āya; ā + i) 1. coming in, entrance M. III, 93. ‹-› 2. tax J. V, 113.—3. income, earning, profit, gain (opp. vaya loss) A. IV, 282 = 323; Sn. 978; J. I, 228; KhA 38 (in expln. of kāya), 82 (in etym. of āyatana); PvA. 130. ‹-› 4. (āyā f. ?) a lucky dice (“the incomer”) J. VI, 281.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ayā (अया).—m A compellation of respect amongst the liṅgāīta people.

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āya (आय).—m (S) Gain or profit: also receipt or income. 2 A term for the remainder or the cipher after a division, by eight, of the product of a multiplication together of the designed length and breadth of a house to be erected. It represents, according to its amount in numerical order, a banner, smoke, a lion, a dog, a bull, an ass, an elephant, a crow; which are emblematic of royalty, of the culinary function, of war, of hunting &c. &c.; and which stand in certain connections of suitableness with the eight regions or points of the compass. It indicates therefore the station or occupation; and thus, the figure and description and aspect of house, to which the given dimensions are appropriate. And if the station, profession, or purpose of the builder, and the size, shape, aspect &c. of the house thus indicated, correspond not with the circumstances and intentions actually existing, the dimensions must be varied and the calculation be continued, till the āya required be produced, and all disagreement be removed.

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āya (आय).—f (See āī) A mother.

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

āya (आय).—m Income; gain. f A mother.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aya (अय).—a. Going, moving.

-yaḥ 1 Going, moving (mostly in comp., as in astamaya).

2) Good actions of former birth.

3) Good fortune, good luck (śubhāvaho vidhiḥ) शुद्धपार्ष्णिरयान्वितः (śuddhapārṣṇirayānvitaḥ) R.4.26. पातु वासवदत्तायो महासेनोऽतिवीर्यवान् (pātu vāsavadattāyo mahāseno'tivīryavān) Pratijñā.1.1.

4) A move towards the right (in chess).

5) A die or cube (to play with); अया इव परि चरन्ति देवाः (ayā iva pari caranti devāḥ) Ṛgveda 1.116.9; कलिः सर्वानयानभिभवति (kaliḥ sarvānayānabhibhavati) Śat. Br. cf. अयः पुंसि गतावपि । शुभावहे चाभ्युदये (ayaḥ puṃsi gatāvapi | śubhāvahe cābhyudaye)...... ()| Nm.

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Ayā (अया).—ind. Ved. Thus, in this manner.

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Āya (आय).—[ā-i-ac, ay-ghañ vā]

1) Arrival, approach; आये वामस्य संगथे रयीणाम् (āye vāmasya saṃgathe rayīṇām) Ṛgveda 2.38.1.

2) Gaining or acquisition of money, acquiring (opp. vyaya); आये दुःखं व्यये दुःखं धिगर्थाः कष्टसंश्रयाः (āye duḥkhaṃ vyaye duḥkhaṃ dhigarthāḥ kaṣṭasaṃśrayāḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.163.

3) Income, revenue; receipt; ग्रामेषु स्वामिग्राह्यो भाग आयः (grāmeṣu svāmigrāhyo bhāga āyaḥ) Sk.; Y.1.322,327; Mṛcchakaṭika 2.6; आयद्वाराणि (āyadvārāṇi) Daśakumāracarita 162 sources of income; आयव्ययौ च नियतावाकरान् कोषमेव च (āyavyayau ca niyatāvākarān koṣameva ca) Manusmṛti 8.419; आयाधिकं व्ययं करोति (āyādhikaṃ vyayaṃ karoti) he lives beyond his means.

4) Gain, profit.

5) The eleventh house (in astrology).

6) The guard of the women's apartments.

7) Means, source; मार्ग- त्यायशतैरर्थान् (mārga- tyāyaśatairarthān) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 13.163.5.

Derivable forms: āyaḥ (आयः).

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Āya (आय).—1 U.

1) To extend, lengthen out, stretch out; वस्त्रं-पाणिं-आयच्छते (vastraṃ-pāṇiṃ-āyacchate) Sk.; स्वाङ्गमायच्छमानः (svāṅgamāyacchamānaḥ) Ś.4. v. l.; आय- च्छति कूपाद्रज्जुम् (āya- cchati kūpādrajjum) Sk. draws up; बाणमुद्यतमायसीत् (bāṇamudyatamāyasīt) Bhaṭṭikāvya 6.119 stretched out.

2) To restrain, draw in (as breath &c.); त्रिरायम्य शनैरसून् (trirāyamya śanairasūn) Manusmṛti 3.217,11.1; प्राणानायम्य (prāṇānāyamya) Y.1.24.

3) To stretch oneself, to grow long (Ātm.); P.I.3.28.

4) To grasp, possess; श्रियमायच्छमानाभिः (śriyamāyacchamānābhiḥ) Bhaṭṭikāvya 8.46.

5) To bring or lead towards. -Caus.

1) To lengthen, stretch, spread or draw out.

2) To remove, transplant.

Derivable forms: āyam (आयम्).

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Āyā (आया).—2 P.

1) To come, arrive, approach.

2) To reach, attain, go to (any particular state); क्षयम्, वशम्, बन्धनम्, तुलाम् (kṣayam, vaśam, bandhanam, tulām) &c. ब्राह्मणो निर्वेदमायात् (brāhmaṇo nirvedamāyāt) Muṇḍa 1.2.12; आयातु वरदा देवी (āyātu varadā devī) Mahānār. 15.1.

3) To follow, result.

4) To be possible or practicable (with inf.).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Āya (आय).—m. (in Sanskrit, and usually in Pali, only income, opp. to vyaya expense; rarely in Vedic and Up. something like arrival; see [Boehtlingk and Roth], and son in Pali e.g. Majjhimanikāya (Pali) i.277.1 udakass' āya-mukham, according to commentary ii.322.14 = āgamana-maggo; see also āya-dvāra), coming, arrival, especially coming into existence, origination, source: Kāśyapa Parivarta 46.6, 7, 8 (verse), replacing āyadvāraṃ, q.v., of prose above, karṣāpaṇāyo…bhoti, saṃbodhicittasya ca yatra āyo, āyo bahū tatra ca śrāva- kāṇām; same comparison Kāśyapa Parivarta 92.7, 9 (verse), āyu and āyo again replacing āyadvāraṃ of prose; āyaḥ Mahāvyutpatti 2654 = Tibetan ḥbuṅ ba (meaning?), or, ḥdu ba, coming together; associated or [compound] with vyaya, (in Sanskrit income and outlay, but) here origination, coming into being, and passing away (belief in which is a false opinion), Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 174.12 āya-vyaya- dṛṣṭābhiniveśena; 175.14—176.1 nāhaṃ mahāmate lokāya- taṃ deśayāmi, na cāyavyayam, kiṃ tu mahāmate an- āyavyayaṃ deśayāmi.tatrāyo nāma mahāmate utpāda- rāśiḥ samūhāgamā, utpadyante (read °gamād utpadyate with Tibetan according to note). tatra vyayo nāma…vināśaḥ. an-āyavyaya ity an-utpādasyaitad adhivacanam; Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 182.3 āyaṃ kāryārthanirvṛttiṃ (accs. sg., obj. of paśyate, prec. line), and 4 āyavyaya-parijñānād; Gaṇḍavyūha 470.3 sarvāyā- śrayaniśrita-vihāra-vihāriṇām (does āya here mean cause, basis, origin?).

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

Aya (अय).—m.

(-yaḥ) Good luck, favourable fortune. E. iṇa to go, and ac affix; happiness proceeding by it.

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Āya (आय).—m.

(-yaḥ) 1. Income, revenue. 2. Gain, profit. 3. The guard of the women’s apartments. E. āṅ before to obtain, ḍa aff.

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

Aya (अय).—i. e. i + a. m. 1. Going. 2. Good luck. [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 4, 26.

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Ayā (अया).—Ved. (old instr. sing of idam) Thus, Chr. 293, 4 = [Rigveda.] i. 87, 4; but in this passage rather for ayās.

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Āya (आय).—i. e. ā-i + a, m. 1. Gain, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 219. 2. Revenue, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 419.

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

Aya (अय).—[masculine] walk, course (—°); luck, fortune; die.

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Ayā (अया).—([instrumental] [adverb]) thus, in this way.

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Āya (आय).—[masculine] approach; income, revenue.

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Āyā (आया).—approach, arrive, come from ([ablative]) to or into ([accusative], [rarely] [locative]), get at, enter into, partake of ([accusative]); appear to ([genetive]), befall ([accusative]).

Āyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and (या).

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

1) Aya (अय):—[from ay] m. going (only ifc. cf. abhyastam aya)

2) [v.s. ...] (with gavām) ‘the going or the turn of the cows’, Name of a periodical sacrifice, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] a move towards the right at chess, [Patañjali] (cf. anānaya)

4) [v.s. ...] [Vedic or Veda] a die, [Ṛg-veda x 166, 9; Atharva-veda] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] the number ‘four’

6) [v.s. ...] good luck, favourable fortune, [Nalôd.]

7) Ayā (अया):—ind. ([from] [pronominal] base a = anayā), in this manner, thus, [Ṛg-veda]

8) Āya (आय):—a m. ([from] ā-√i), arrival, approach, [Ṛg-veda ii, 38, 10; Chāndogya-upaniṣad]

9) income, revenue

10) gain, profit, [Pāṇini; Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata; Hitopadeśa] etc.

11) the eleventh lunar mansion, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

12) a die, [Jyotiṣa]

13) the number four, [ib.]

14) Name of a kind of formulas inserted at particular occasions of a sacrifice, [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra] [commentator or commentary]

15) the guard of the women’s apartments, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

16) Āyā (आया):—[=ā-√yā] [Parasmaipada] -yāti, to come near or towards;

—to arrive, approach, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.;

—to reach, attain, enter, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa] etc.;

—to get or fall into any state or condition;

—to be reduced to, become anything (with the [accusative] of an abstr. noun), [Harivaṃśa; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Raghuvaṃśa etc.]

17) Āya (आय):—[from e] b etc. See p. 147, col. 3.

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

1) Aya (अय):—(yaḥ) 1. m. Good fortune.

2) Āya (आय):—(yaḥ) 1. m. Income, gain; guard of the woman’s apartments.

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

Aya (अय) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Aya, Āya, Āyā, Āva.

[Sanskrit to German]

Aya in German

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Āya (आय) [Also spelled aay]:—(nf) income, revenue, receipt; -[vyaya] income and expenditure; •[ka] budget.

2) Āyā (आया) [Also spelled aaya]:—(nf) ayah, a female attendant; (ind) whether, whether or not; (v) came; -[gayā] (nm) a visitor; (v) forgiven and forgotten; —[rāma gayā rāma] a frequent defectionist; [āye the hari bhajana ko oṭana lage kapāsa] to set out for the church, to strand in a lurch; [āye dina] every (second) day.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Aya (अय) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Aga.

2) Aya (अय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Aja.

3) Aya (अय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Aya.

4) Aya (अय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Aka.

5) Aya (अय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ayas.

6) Ayā (अया) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ajā.

7) Āya (आय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āya.

8) Āya (आय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āya.

9) Āya (आय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āja.

10) Āya (आय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āgata.

11) Āya (आय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ātta.

12) Āya (आय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āgas.

13) Āya (आय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ātman.

14) Āyā (आया) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āyā.

15) Āyā (आया) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ādā.

context information

Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aya (ಅಯ):—

1) [noun] a male parent; a father.

2) [noun] a mode of addressing one’s father.

3) [noun] the father of a parent; grand-father.

4) [noun] a Śaiva mendicant.

5) [noun] a teacher.

6) [noun] a lord; a master.

7) [noun] a general suffix to male names.

8) [noun] a mode of respectful addressing men; 'sir'.

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Aya (ಅಯ):—

1) [noun] the act of moving, going; a going; a movement.

2) [noun] a good luck; a good time.

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Aya (ಅಯ):—[noun] = ಅಯಸ್ಸು [ayassu].

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Āya (ಆಯ):—

1) [noun] the inner portion; inside; interior.

2) [noun] that which is within or hidden; a secret.

3) [noun] much money or property; great amount of worldly possessions; riches; wealth.

4) [noun] any of the vulnerable parts of the body such as private parts etc.

5) [noun] the space or degree to which a thing is extended; extent; measure.

6) [noun] the way, manner or mode in which a thing is to be, to done or observed and rules govering it; modality.

7) [noun] the aim to be achieved or cause motivating a fact, doing, etc.

8) [noun] a form, structure or arrangements of parts.

9) [noun] a favaourable situation or fact of being comfortable.

10) [noun] the state of equilibrium; the balanced state.

11) [noun] the rule or regulation esp. relating to the conduct in a religious place, as temple, etc.

12) [noun] a list, catalogue or inventory of details, often as an explanatory supplement to a will, bill of sale, deed, tax form, etc.; a schedule.

13) [noun] a four sided plane figure with all its angles being right angles and breadth and length being unequal; a rectangle.

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Āya (ಆಯ):—[noun] (pointing to a man at a distance, already referred to or whose reference is implied and known by the first and second persons) that man.

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Āya (ಆಯ):—[noun] great or superior strength, power, force or vigour; might.

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Āya (ಆಯ):—

1) [noun] the money or other gain received, esp. in a given period, by an individual, corporation, etc. for labour or services or from property, investments, operations, etc. income.

2) [noun] something useful or help to a desired end; means.

3) [noun] (astrol.) the seventh house from the house of origin.

4) [noun] advantage; gain; benefit; profit.

5) [noun] a donation made to a temple or a Brāhmaṇa.

6) [noun] a compulsory payment, usually a percentage, levied on income, property value, sales price, etc. for the support of a government; a tax.

7) [noun] the income from taxes, licenses, etc., as of a city, state or nation; revenue.

8) [noun] annual wages paid in the form of grains during harvest.

9) [noun] a watchman in the women’s quarter of a palace.

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Āya (ಆಯ):—[noun] a false, wrong or untrue statement.

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Āya (ಆಯ):—[adjective] respective; concerned.

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Āyā (ಆಯಾ):—[noun] a female servant in charge of children; a native nursemaid or lady’s maid; an ayah; a nurse.

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Āyā (ಆಯಾ):—[adjective] (dupl. of ಆ) as relating individually to each of two or more persons or things; respective.

context information

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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Ayā (அயா) noun cf. அயர். [ayar.] Languor, faintness; தளர்ச்சி. (திவா.) [thalarchi. (thiva.)]

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Āyā (ஆயா) noun Entire-leaved elm, medium tree, Holoptelea integrifolia; மரவகை. [maravagai.] (L.)

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Āyā (ஆயா) noun probably from ஆய் [ay] + ஆய். [ay.] Grandmother; பாட்டி. [patti.]

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Āyā (ஆயா) noun < Pondicherry usage aia. Nurse, lady’s chamber-maid, ayah; தாதி. [thathi.]

context information

Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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