Ayashas, Ayaśas: 7 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Ayashas means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Ayaśas can be transliterated into English as Ayasas or Ayashas, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Ayaśas (अयशस्, “infamy”) refers to one of the “eight worldly conditions” (lokadharma) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 61). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., ayaśas). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ayaśas (अयशस्).—a. Disreputable, infamous, disgraceful; also अयशस्क (ayaśaska) in this sense. n. (śaḥ) Infamy, disgrace, ignominy, ill-repute, stain, dishonour, scandal; तपो दानं यशोऽयशः (tapo dānaṃ yaśo'yaśaḥ) Bg.1.5. अयशो महदाप्नोति (ayaśo mahadāpnoti) Ms.8.128; किमयशो ननु घोरमतः परम् (kimayaśo nanu ghoramataḥ param) U.3.27; स्वभावलोलेत्ययशः प्रमृष्टम् (svabhāvaloletyayaśaḥ pramṛṣṭam) R.6.41.

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

Ayaśas (अयशस्).—mfn.

(-śāḥ-śāḥ-śaḥ) Infamous. n.

(-śaḥ) Infamy. E. a neg. yaśas fame.

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

Ayaśas (अयशस्).—n. disgrace, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 116.

Ayaśas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and yaśas (यशस्).

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

Ayaśas (अयशस्).—1. [neuter] dishonour, infamy.

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Ayaśas (अयशस्).—2. [adjective] inglorious.

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

1) Ayaśas (अयशस्):—[=a-yaśas] n. infamy, [Rāmāyaṇa; Manu-smṛti viii, 128, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. devoid of fame, disgraced, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiv; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

context information

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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