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.
Vyakarana (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).
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.
Languages of India and abroad
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.
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.
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].
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+9): Ayya Uttiya, Ayyacara, Ayyagali, Ayyagode, Ayyaji, Ayyaji bhatta, Ayyajibhatta, Ayyaka, Ayyaka Kalaka, Ayyaka Sutta, Ayyal, Ayyala, Ayyama, Ayyamba, Ayyamgar, Ayyamitta, Ayyampana, Ayyanagandhavarana, Ayyanasimha, Ayyappa.
Ends with (+211): Abhishayya, Adhahshayya, Adrishayya, Agamayya, Ahnavayya, Ajayya, Akayya, Akrayya, Akshayya, Alayya, Amardugayya, Ammayya, Amritasannayya, Anapajayya, Anayya, Annayya, Antashayya, Anudghayya, Anusayya, Anyayya.
Full-text: Durayya, Pratyayya, Upapalyayya, Shravapya, Shravapyya, Kalyani Tissa, Aigalu, Iyengar, Ayira, Ayyaka, Kambi, Ayyaputta, Kalaka, Putta, Kanha Jataka, Ariya.
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Vinaya Pitaka (1): Bhikkhu-vibhanga (the analysis of Monks’ rules) (by I. B. Horner)
The various forms of address < [Translator’s Introduction]
Monks’ Formal Meeting (Saṅghādisesa) 3
Monks’ Formal Meeting (Saṅghādisesa) 8
Corrective < [April – June, 1989]
Sri Appayya Dikshita < [October – December, 1979]
Hindu Pluralism (by Elaine M. Fisher)
The Public Theologians of Early Modern South India < [Chapter 1 - Hindu Sectarianism: Difference in Unity]
The Tiruviḷaiyāṭal Purāṇam in Seventeenth-century Madurai < [Chapter 4 - The Language Games of Śiva]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Papanasam < [Chapter XII - Temples of Kulottunga III’s Time]
The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)
Part 5 - Gonka III (A.D 1181—1185) < [Chapter I - The Velanandu Chodas of Tsandavole (A.D. 1020-1286)]
Part 6 - Prithvisvara (A.D. 1186—1209-1210) < [Chapter I - The Velanandu Chodas of Tsandavole (A.D. 1020-1286)]
Part 3 - Gonka II (A.D. 1137—1161-62) < [Chapter I - The Velanandu Chodas of Tsandavole (A.D. 1020-1286)]
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Tiruppattur (Tiruppidavur) < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]
Temples in Ennayiram < [Chapter II - Temples of Rajaraja I’s Time]