Ayonija, Ayoni-ja: 8 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ayonija (अयोनिज) means “not born of the womb”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.2.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] the daughter Svadhā was given to the forefathers. She had three daughters all of whom were of handsome features and virtuous forms. [...] All these were mentally conceived daughters of the forefathers. They were not born of the womb (i.e., ayonija) of Svadhā. They were conventionally considered her children. On reciting their names, men can achieve their desires”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ayonija (अयोनिज).—a. not born from the womb, not produced in the ordinary course of generation; शरीरं द्विविधं योनिजमयोनिजं चेति (śarīraṃ dvividhaṃ yonijamayonijaṃ ceti) T. S; तनयाम् अयोनिजाम् (tanayām ayonijām) R.11.47,48; कन्यारत्नमयोनि- जन्म भवतामास्ते (kanyāratnamayoni- janma bhavatāmāste) Mv.1.3.

-jaḥ Name of Viṣṇu. °ईशः (īśaḥ); ईश्वरः (īśvaraḥ) Name of Śiva. (-), -संभवा (saṃbhavā) Name of Sītā, daughter of Janaka, who was born from a furrow in a field; राघवाय तनयामयोनिजां पार्थिवः श्रियमिव न्यवेदयत् (rāghavāya tanayāmayonijāṃ pārthivaḥ śriyamiva nyavedayat) R.11.47; Mv.1.3.

Ayonija is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ayoni and ja (ज). See also (synonyms): ayonijanman.

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

Ayonija (अयोनिज).—mfn.

(-jaḥ-jā-jaṃ) Generated equivocally, not born from the womb. E. a neg. yoni the womb, and ja born.

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

Ayonija (अयोनिज).—[a-yoni-ja] (vb. jan), adj. Not born in the natural way, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 11, 47.

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

Ayonija (अयोनिज):—[=a-yoni-ja] [from a-yoni] mf(ā)n. not born from the womb, not produced in the ordinary course of generation, generated equivocally, [Mahābhārata etc.]

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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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