Ayuta, Āyuta: 14 definitions



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

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Ayuta (अयुत).—The son of Rādhika and father of Krodhana.*

  • * Bha. IX. 22. 10-11.

1b) Ten thousand.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 101. 94.
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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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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)

Ayuta (अयुत) refers to “slightly melted butter”.—According to the Aitareya-Brāhmaṇa I, 3, “Ājya is sweet or fragrant to the gods, ghṛta to men, ayuta to the manes, navanīta to children”. Here the commentator explains that ājya is butter, when melted (vilīnaṃ sarpis), ghṛta, when hardened. Ayuta, sometimes called astu, is butter, when slightly melted, niṣpakva, when thoroughly melted.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Ayuta (अयुत) is the tenth of sixty digits (decimal place) in an special enumeration system mentioned by Vasubandhu in his Abhidharmakośa (“treasury of knowledge”). The explanations of the measure of years, eons, and so forth must be comprehended through calculation based on a numerical system. Enumeration begins from one and increases by a factor of ten for each shift in decimal place. The sixtieth number in this series is called “countless”.

Among these decimal positions (e.g., ayuta), the first nine positions from one to one hundred million are called ‘single set enumeration’. From a billion up to, but not including countless is “the enumeration of the great companion” and is called the ‘recurring enumeration’.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Āyuta, (adj.) (Sk. ayuta, pp. of ā + yu, yuvati) — 1. connected with, endowed, furnished with Th. 1, 753 (dve pannaras’āyuta due to twice fifteen); Sn. 301 (nārī-varagaṇ° = °saṃyutta SnA 320); Pv. II, 124 (nānā-saragaṇ° = °yutta PvA. 157).—2. seized, conquered, in dur° hard to conquer, invincible J. VI, 271 (= paccatthikehi durāsada C.). (Page 106)

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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

ayuta (अयुत).—n S Ten thousand, a myriad.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ayuta (अयुत).—n Ten thousand, a myriad.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ayuta (अयुत).—a.

1) Disjoined, detached, not connected.

2) Uninterrupted, undisturbed. Av.19.51.1.

-tam Ten thousand, a myriad. सूर्याब्धिसंख्यया द्वित्रिसागरैरयुताहतैः (sūryābdhisaṃkhyayā dvitrisāgarairayutāhataiḥ) Sūrya. शाखानामयुतम् (śākhānāmayutam)

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Āyuta (आयुत).—a.

1) Mixed, mingled.

2) Melted.

-tam Half-melted butter.

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

Ayuta (अयुत).—nt. (m. in Sanskrit only Mahābhārata Crit. ed. 3.21.24; in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] noted as m. Mahāvyutpatti 7998), in Sanskrit only defined as 10,000; so also Mahāvyutpatti 8054 = Tibetan khri; but oftener = 100 koṭis or 1,000,000,000 = Tibetan ther ḥbum, so defined Lalitavistara 147.20 (cited Mahāvyutpatti 7955), also Mahāvyutpatti 7998, and presumably also 7701, 7827 (in these at least higher than koṭi, and between this and niyuta); in Sukhāvatīvyūha 31.1 a very much higher number, listed between nayuta and akṣobhya.

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

Ayuta (अयुत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Disjoined, detached. n.

(-taṃ) Ten thousand. E. a neg. and yuta joined, counted.

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

Ayuta (अयुत).—1. [adjective] unrestrained.

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Ayuta (अयुत).—2. [masculine] [neuter] a myriad; [adverb] śas†.

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Āyuta (आयुत).—[adjective] connected or endowed with (—°).

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

1) Ayuta (अयुत):—[=a-yuta] 1. a-yuta mfn. (√1. yu), unimpeded, [Atharva-veda xix, 51, 1]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Rādhika, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [=a-yuta] 2 n. ([as m. only, [Mahābhārata iii, 801]]), ‘unjoined, unbounded’, ten thousand, a myriad, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] in [compound] a term of praise (See ayutādhyāpaka), ([gana] kāṣṭhādi q.v.)

5) Āyuta (आयुत):—[=ā-yuta] [from ā-yu] mfn. melted, mixed, mingled

6) [v.s. ...] ifc. combined with, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] n. (ā-yutam) half-melted butter, [Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa]

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

Ayuta (अयुत):—(taṃ) 1. n. Ten thousand. a. Apart, disjoined.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Ayuta (अयुत):—1. (3. a + yuta)

1) adj. ungestört: ayuto.hamayuto ma ā.māyutaṃ me.cakṣuḥ [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 19, 51, 2.] —

2) m. Nomen proprium ein Sohn Rādhika’s [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 9, 22, 11.] [Lassen’s Indische Alterthumskunde I, Anhang CVIII.]

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Ayuta (अयुत):—2. (3. a + yuta) [Śāntanācārya’s Phiṭsūtrāṇi 3, 7.] eine Myriade [Yāska’s Nirukta 3, 10.] m. n. [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 873.] [Siddhāntakaumudī 250], b, 10. sa.asraṃ sa.ā~ a.utaṃ ca sā.am [Ṛgveda 3, 6, 15.] na sa.asrāya.nāyutāya vajrivo.na śa.āya [8, 1, 5. 2, 41. 21, 18. 34, 15. 46, 22.] [Vājasaneyisaṃhitā 17, 2.] [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 8, 2, 21. 8, 7. 10, 8, 24.] [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 13, 5, 4, 8.] [Kātyāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 23, 1, 9. 22, 11, 6.] ajñānām [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 12, 113.] [Matsyopākhyāna 4.] [Rāmāyaṇa 5, 47, 12. 73, 10. 6, 13, 17.] varṣāyuta [Nalopākhyāna 26, 27.] [Rāmāyaṇa 3, 21, 7.] vṛkṣānpuṣpitānvihagāyutān [5, 95, 14.] Das m. nicht zu belegen. Am Anf. eines comp. gaṇa kāṣṭhādi .

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Āyuta (आयुत):—

1) adj. s. u. yu mit ā . —

2) n. halbgeschmolzene Butter: āyutaṃ pitṝṇām (asti) [Aitareyabrāhmaṇa 1, 3.]

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Ayuta (अयुत):—2. m. [Mahābhārata 3, 801.] ayutahomalakṣahomavidhi [Oxforder Handschriften 35,a,19.]

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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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