Ayi: 10 definitions


Ayi means something in 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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ayi (अयि).—ind.

1) As a gentle address in the sense of 'friend', 'oh', 'ah' (komalāmantraṇe); or simply as a vocative particle; अयि विवेकविश्रान्तमभिहितम् (ayi vivekaviśrāntamabhihitam) M.1; अयि कठोर (ayi kaṭhora) U.3.27 Oh you ruthless one; अयि भो महर्षिपुत्र (ayi bho maharṣiputra) S.7; अयि विद्युत्प्रमदानां त्वमपि च दुखं न जानासि (ayi vidyutpramadānāṃ tvamapi ca dukhaṃ na jānāsi) Mk.5.32; अयि मातर्देवयजनसंभवे देवि सीते (ayi mātardevayajanasaṃbhave devi sīte) U.4; see also Bv.1.5,11,44.

2) As a particle of entreaty or solicitation (anunaya), 'I pray', 'prythee'; अयि संप्रति हि दर्शनम् (ayi saṃprati hi darśanam) Ku.4.28; also of encouragement or persuation; अयि मन्दस्मितमधुरं वदनं तन्वङ्गि यदि मनाक्कुरुषे (ayi mandasmitamadhuraṃ vadanaṃ tanvaṅgi yadi manākkuruṣe) Bv.2.15.

3) As a particle of gentle or kind inquiry (praśna); अयि जीवितनाथ जीवसि (ayi jīvitanātha jīvasi) Ku.4.3; अयीदमेवं परिहासः (ayīdamevaṃ parihāsaḥ) 5.62; अयि जानीषे रेभिलस्य सार्थवाहस्य गृहम् (ayi jānīṣe rebhilasya sārthavāhasya gṛham) Mk.3. cf. अयि प्रश्नानुनययोः (ayi praśnānunayayoḥ)...Nm.

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

Ayi (अयि).—ind. A particle of encouragement, and asking; also a vocative particle. E. i to go, and in affix. by which one goes; what leads or calls.

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

Ayi (अयि).—1. A vocative particle, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 182, 16. 2. An interrogative particle, [Pañcatantra] 38, 6.

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

Ayi (अयि).—vocat. or interrog. particle.

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

1) Ayi (अयि):—ind. a vocative particle (especially used in dramas)

2) a particle of encouragement or introducing a kind inquiry.

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

Ayi (अयि):—interj. Eh, oh.

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

Ayi (अयि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ai.

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Ayi 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āyi (ಆಯಿ):—[verb] = ಆಯು [ayu]1.

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Āyi (ಆಯಿ):—

1) [noun] the female parent; mother.

2) [noun] an honourable, affectionate suffix to the names of women.

3) [noun] the mother of one’s grand mother; great grand mother.

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Āyi (ಆಯಿ):—[noun] a person whose profession is grazing cattle.

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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