Ayya, Āyya: 4 definitions


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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Āyya (आय्य).—kṛt. affix आय्य (āyya) before which णि (ṇi) (causal इ) is changed into अय् (ay);cf., अय् आमन्ताल्वाय्येत्विष्णुषु (ay āmantālvāyyetviṣṇuṣu) P.VI.4.55. e.g. स्पृहयाय्य (spṛhayāyya).

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ayya : (m.) gentleman; lord; master. (adj.), noble. || ayyā (f.), mistress; lady.

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

Ayya, (n. -adj.) (contracted form for the diaeretic ariya (q. v. for etym.). See also ayira) (a) (n.) gentleman, sire, lord, master J. III, 167 = PvA. 65; DhA. I, 8 (ayyā pl. the worthy gentlemen, the worthies), 13 (amhākaṃ ayyo our worthy Sir); II, 95.—(b) (adj.) worthy, gentlemanly, honourable Vin. II, 191; DhA. II, 94 sq.—The Voc. is used as a polite form of address (cp. Ger. “Sie” and E. address “Esq.”) like E. Sir, milord or simply “you” with the implication of a pluralis majestatis; thus Voc. proper ayya J. I, 221, 279, 308; pl. Nom. as Voc. ayyā in addressing several J. II, 128, 415; Nom. sg. as Voc. (for all genders & numbers) ayyo Vin. II, 215; J. III, 126, 127.—f. ayyā lady, mistress M. II, 96 (= mother of a prince); DhA. I, 398; Voc. ayye my lady J. V, 138.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ayya (ಅಯ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] a male parent; a father.

2) [noun] a mode of addressing one’s father.

3) [noun] the father of a parent; grand-father.

4) [noun] a Śaiva mendicant.

5) [noun] a teacher.

6) [noun] a lord; a master.

7) [noun] a general suffix to male names.

8) [noun] a mode of respectful addressing men; 'siṛ; ಅಯ್ಯನವರು [ayyanavaru] ayyanavaru a respectful form of ಅಯ್ಯ [ayya]1; ಅಯ್ಯನಚಕ್ರಿ [ayyanacakri] ayyana cakri a title; ಅಯ್ಯನಯ್ಯ [ayyanayya] ayyanayya father of one’s father; grand father.

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Ayya (ಅಯ್ಯ):—[interjection] = ಅಯ್ಯೊ [ayyo].

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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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