Cay, Cāy: 6 definitions


Cay means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chay.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Cay (चय्).—A short term (Pratyahara) for the first letters (क्, च्, ट् त् (k, c, ṭ t), and प्र (pra)) of the five classes. Sometimes as opined by पौष्करसादि (pauṣkarasādi), second letters are substituted for these if a sibilant follows them, e. g,अफ्सराः, वध्सरः । (aphsarāḥ, vadhsaraḥ |) cf. चयो द्वितीयाः शरि पौप्करसांद-रिति वाच्यम् (cayo dvitīyāḥ śari paupkarasāṃda-riti vācyam) cf. S.K. on ङूणोः कुक्टुक् शरि (ṅūṇoḥ kukṭuk śari) P. VIII.3.28.

context information

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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cay (चय्).—1 Ā. (cayate) To go to or towards, move.

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Cāy (चाय्).—1 U. (cāyati-te)

1) To observe, discern, see; तं पार्वतीयप्रदाश्चचायिरे विकाशविस्फारितविभ्रमेक्षणाः (taṃ pārvatīyapradāścacāyire vikāśavisphāritavibhramekṣaṇāḥ) Śi.12.51.

2) To worship, honour.

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

Cay (चय्).—[caya] r. 1st cl. (cayate) To go to or towards, to go, to move, bhvā-ā-saka-seṭ .

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Cāy (चाय्).—[(ṛ) cāyṛ] r. 1st cl. (cāyati-te) 1. To worship, to revere. 2. To discern, to perceive. bhvā-saka-ubha-veṭ .

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

Cāy (चाय्).—cāyati cāyate fear, worship, revere; notice, observe, discern.

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

1) Cay (चय्):—[class] 1. yate, to go, [Dhātupāṭha xiv, 5];—

2) cf. κίω, κι; [Latin] cieo; [Lithuanian] koja, ‘foot.’

3) Cāy (चाय्):—(cf. √2. and √3. ci) [class] 1. cāyati ([imperfect tense] acāyat, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā] etc.; [Aorist] acāyīt, or acāsīt, [Vopadeva viii, 128]; 1. sg. acāyiṣam, [Atharva-veda vii, 89, 1]; [indeclinable participle] cāyitvā),

—to observe, perceive, notice (cf. [Nirukta, by Yāska xi, 5]), [Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā i, 9, 3 f.; Kāṭhaka; Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa v, xv];

—to fear, be afraid of ([accusative]), [Atharva-veda vii; ix, 1, 1; Taittirīya-saṃhitā ii, vi] :

—[Ātmanepada] ([present participle] 1. cāyamāna) to behave respectfully, [Ṛg-veda vii, 18, 8; x, 94, 14] :—[Intensive] cekīyate, [Pāṇini 6-1, 21];—(cf. ceru, τίω, .)

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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