Bayi, Bāyi: 2 definitions


Bayi means something in the history of ancient India. 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.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Bāyi.—(Hyderabad Archaeological Series, No. 18, p. 35), suffix to the name of respectable women; same as Bāi; wrongly regarded as derived from the Kannaḍa words abbĕ (Sanskrit ambā) and āyi (Sanskrit āryā). Note: bāyi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bāyi (ಬಾಯಿ):—

1) [noun] the opening through which an animal takes in food; the mouth.

2) [noun] the opening of a vessel, bag, etc. which occasionally can be closed with a lid, zip, etc. or closed by tying.

3) [noun] the opening of a pipe, duct, passage through which something can be filled or drained out.

4) [noun] the part of a percussion instrument, on which a membrane is tightly stretched.

5) [noun] the opening of a wound.

6) [noun] the entrance of cave.

7) [noun] the blade of a cutting weapon.

8) [noun] expression or communication of thoughts and feelings by spoken words; speech.

9) [noun] the art of using words effectively in speaking; eloquence.

10) [noun] ಬಾಯಿಗೆ ಬೀಳು [bayige bilu] bāyige bīḷu to be subject to (something, usu. evil, as disease, death, etc.). 2. to be accused, abused or treated with contemptuously; ಬಾಯಿಗೆ ಮಣ್ಣು ಬೀಳು [bayige mannu bilu] bāyi maṇṇu bīḷu (means of earning one’s livelihood) to be lost; ಬಾಯಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅಕ್ಕಿಕಾಳು ಹಾಕು [bayiyalli akkikalu haku] bāyiyalli akki kāḷu hāku to wait eagerly and tediously for something; ಬಾಯಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನೀರೂರು [bayiyalli niruru] bāyiyalli nīrūru (salaiva) to be secreted (at the sight of some food of one’s liking); ಬಾಯಿಗೆ ಹಾಕು [bayige haku] bāyige hāku to give a bribe or bribes; ಬಾಯಿಗೆ ಮಣ್ಣು ಹಾಕು [bayige mannu haku] bāyige maṇṇu hāku to spoil another’s means of livelihood; ಬಾಯಿಗೆ ಬರು [bayige baru] bāyige baru (something that was learnt by heart) to be memorised easily.

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Bāyi (ಬಾಯಿ):—

1) [noun] a respectful suffix added to womeṇs names.

2) [noun] a term used to address a woman, esp. the head of a household or institution.

3) [noun] a woman (in gen.).

4) [noun] a prostitute; a harlot.

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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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