Ayava: 7 definitions


Ayava means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ayava (अयव).—a.

1) Deficient.

2) Having worthless or no barley, such as a religious ceremony (also ayavaka in this sense).

-vaḥ 1 Name of a worm bred in excrement

2) (ayavan m., ayavas n. also). The dark half of the month; पूर्वपक्षा वै यवा अपरपक्षा वा अयवास्ते हीदं सर्वं युवते चायुवते च (pūrvapakṣā vai yavā aparapakṣā vā ayavāste hīdaṃ sarvaṃ yuvate cāyuvate ca) Śat. Br.

3) An incongruous enemy.

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

Ayava (अयव).—m. or nt., a high number, Mahāvyutpatti 7774 (m.; so also Mironov); Gaṇḍavyūha 133.24 (nt.), cited in Mahāvyutpatti 7903 apparently in mss. as apavaḥ, but Kyoto ed. in paren. adds (as em.?) ayavam, and Tibetan rendering is clearly meant to be identical with that for ayava 7774. Altho Mironov reads apavaḥ without v.l. in 7903, further confirmation of stem ayava is probably furnished by Gaṇḍavyūha 106.13 where for text sattvajava- sya we should doubtless understand sattvāj°, that is ajava = ayava (or even read sattvāyavasya?).

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

Ayava (अयव).—[masculine] vas [neuter] the dark half-month.

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

1) Ayava (अयव):—[=a-yava] 1. a-yava m. the dark half of the month, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

2) Ayāva (अयाव):—[=a-yāva] [from a-yava] 1. a-yāva m. idem, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā]

3) Ayava (अयव):—[=a-yava] 2. a-yava mfn. producing bad or no barley, [Pāṇini 6-2, 108; Patañjali] and 172 [Kāśikā-vṛtti]

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of one of the seven species of worms in the intestines, [Suśruta]

5) Ayāva (अयाव):—[=a-yāva] [from a-yava] 2. a-yāva mfn. not made of barley, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

6) [=a-yāva] a 1. and 2 See 1. and 2. a-yava.

7) Āyava (आयव):—n. ([from] āyu), Name of a Sāman.

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Ayava in German

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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Āyava (आयव) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Ātapavat.

2) Āyava (आयव) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ātapa.

3) Āyavā (आयवा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ātapā.

4) Āyāva (आयाव) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ātāpa.

5) Āyāva (आयाव) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ātāpa.

6) Āyāva (आयाव) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ātāpa.

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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