Ayo: 4 definitions



Ayo means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ayo : (aya becomes ayo in cpds.)

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

Ayo, & Aya (nt.) (Sk. ayaḥ nt. iron & ore, Idg. *ajes-, cp. Av. ayah, Lat. aes, Goth. aiz, Ohg. ēr (= Ger. Erz.), Ags. ār (= E. ore). ) iron. The Nom. ayo found only in set of 5 metals forming an alloy of gold (jātarūpa), viz. ayo, loha (copper), tipu (tin), sīsa (lead), sajjha (silver) A. III, 16 = S. V, 92; of obl. cases only the Instr. ayasā occurs Dh. 240 (= ayato DhA. III, 344); Pv. I, 1013 (paṭikujjita, of Niraya).—Iron is the material used kat)e)coxήn in the outfit & construction of Purgatory or Niraya (see niraya & Avīci & cp. Vism. 56 sq.).—In compn. both ayo° & aya° occur as bases.

I. ayo°: —kapāla an iron pot A. IV, 70 (v. l. °guhala); Nd2 304 III, D 2 (of Niraya). —kūṭa an iron hammer PvA. 284. —khīla an iron stake S. V, 444; M. III, 183 = Nd2 304 III, C; SnA 479. —guḷa an iron ball S. V, 283; Dh. 308; It. 43 = 90; Th. 2, 489; DA. I, 84. —ghana an iron club Ud. 93; VvA. 20. —ghara an iron house J. IV, 492. —paṭala an iron roof or ceiling (of Niraya) PvA. 52. —pākāra an iron fence Pv. I, 1013 = Nd2 304 III, D 1. —maya made of iron Sn. 669 (kūṭa); J. IV, 492 (nāvā); Pv. I, 1014 (bhūmi of N.); PvA. 43, 52. —muggara an iron club PvA. 55. —saṅku an iron spike S. IV, 168; Sn. 667.

II. aya°: —kapāla = ayo° DhA. I, 148 (v. l. ayo°). -kāra a worker in iron Miln. 331. —kūṭa = ayo° J. I, 108; DhA. II, 69 (v. l.). —naṅgala an iron plough DhA. I, 223; III, 67. —paṭṭaka an iron plate or sheet (cp. loha°) J. V, 359. —paṭhavi an iron floor (of Avīci) DhA. I, 148. —saṅghāṭaka an iron (door) post DhA. IV, 104. —sūla an iron stake Sn. 667; DhA. I, 148. (Page 75)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ayō (अयो).—R & ayōnavamī R See avidhavā & avidhavānavamī.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Ayo (अयो):—[from ayas] (in comp. for ayas).

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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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