Cankiyam, Cāṅkiyam: 1 definition


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Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Cāṅkiyam (சாங்கியம்) noun < sāṅkhya.

1. The Sāṅkhya system of philosophy expounded by Kapila, enumerating twenty-five tattvas; கபிலரால் வெளிப்படுத்தப்பட்டதும் தத்துவங்கள் இரு பத்தைந்து எனக் கணக்கிடுவதுமான ஒரு சமயம். இது சாங்கியமதமென் றெடுத்துரைப்போன் [kapilaral velippaduthappattathum thathuvangal iru pathainthu enag kanakkiduvathumana oru samayam. ithu sangiyamathamen reduthuraippon] (மணிமேகலை [manimegalai] 27, 202).

2. That which can be counted; எண்கொண்டது. அருவாய்ப் பல சாங்கியமாய். (சிவஞானபோத பாஷ்யம் அவை.). [enkondathu. aruvayp pala sangiyamay. (sivagnanapotha pashyam avai.).]

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Cāṅkiyam (சாங்கியம்) noun probably from sāṅga. Ceremonies, rites; சடங்குகள். [sadangugal.] Colloq.

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