Ayan, Ayaṅ, Ayaṉ, Āyaṉ, Āyāṉ: 5 definitions


Ayan means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Ayaṅ (अयङ्).—The substitute अय् (ay) for the final ई (ī) of the root शी (śī) by P. VII.4.22.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Institut Français de Pondichéry: The Shaivite legends of Kanchipuram

Ayaṉ (அயன்) (in Tamil) refers to Aja in Sanskrit, and represents one of the proper nouns mentioned in the Kanchipuranam, which narrates the Shaivite Legends of Kanchipuram—an ancient and sacred district in Tamil Nadu (India). The Kanchipuranam (mentioning Ayaṉ) reminds us that Kanchipuram represents an important seat of Hinduism where Vaishnavism and Shaivism have co-existed since ancient times.

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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: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Ayan in Nigeria is the name of a plant defined with Pericopsis laxiflora in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Ormosia laxiflora Benth. ex Baker (among others).

2) Ayan is also identified with Prosopis africana It has the synonym Entada coulteria Roberty (etc.).

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

· Biosystems Engineering (2006)
· Flora of Tropical Africa (1871)
· Systema Naturae, ed. 12 (1767)
· Economic Botany (1990)
· Enumeratio Plantarum Zeylaniae (1864)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2006)

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

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ayan in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) ion; movement, goings; ~[mamdala/vritta] ionosphere..—ayan (आयन) is alternatively transliterated as Āyana.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Ayaṉ (அயன்) noun < A-ja.

1. Brahmā, as not born; பிரமன். (பிங்கலகண்டு) [piraman. (pingalagandu)]

2. Name of the father of Daśaratha; தசரதன் தந்தை. அயன் புதல்வன் தசரதனை [thasarathan thanthai. ayan puthalvan thasarathanai] (கம்பராமாயணம் குலமுறை. [kambaramayanam kulamurai.] 13).

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Ayaṉ (அயன்) noun < Urdu 'ain. Circar or government lands; சர்க்கார் நிலம். [sarkkar nilam.]

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Āyaṉ (ஆயன்) noun < ஆய்³. [ay³.] [Malayalam: āyan.] Man of the cowherd caste, herdsman; இடையன். ஆயர் வேட்டுவ ராடூஉத் திணைப்பெயர் [idaiyan. ayar vettuva raduuth thinaippeyar] (தொல். பொ. [thol. po.] 21).

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Ayaṉ (அயன்) noun < a-ja. Arhat; அருகன். (யாழ்ப்பாணத்து மானிப்பாயகராதி) [arugan. (yazhppanathu manippayagarathi)]

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Āyāṉ (ஆயான்) noun < ஆசான். [asan.]

1. Father; தந்தை. [thanthai.] Local usage

2. Elder brother; தமையன். [thamaiyan.] Tanjore usage

3. Member of the Kārkātta-vēḷāḷa community; கார்காத்தவேளாள வகுப்பினன். [karkathavelala vaguppinan.] Tinnevelly usage

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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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