Cintya, Cimtya: 15 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Chintya.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Cintya (चिन्त्य).—Questionable; contestable: which cannot be easily admitted. The word is used in connection with a statement made by a sound scholar which cannot be easily brushed aside; cf. एतेन यत्कैयटे केचि-दित्यादिना अस्यैव वाग्रहृणस्य तदनित्यत्वज्ञाप-कतोक्ता सापि चिन्त्या (etena yatkaiyaṭe keci-dityādinā asyaiva vāgrahṛṇasya tadanityatvajñāpa-katoktā sāpi cintyā), Par. Sekh. Pari. 93. 5.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Cintya (चिन्त्य) or Cintyāgama refers to one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgama: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu. The Śaivāgamas are divided into four groups viz. Śaiva, Pāśupata, Soma and Lākula. Śaiva is further divided in to Dakṣiṇa, Vāma and Siddhānta (e.g., cintya).

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Cintya (चिन्त्य):—[cintyam] The subject of thought

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Cintya (चिन्त्य) refers to “that which is conceivable” (as opposed to Acintya—‘inconceivable’), according to the Sarvajñānottara verse 20.34-39.—Accordingly, while discussing the culmination of detachment (for the process of attaining the no-mind state): “[...] Having established his state in that which is free of all states, he makes his state supportless. Having made the mind no-mind, he thinks of nothing whatsoever. He should meditate on the self [as] neither conceivable (cintya) nor inconceivable (acintya) and [as] both. He knows the self to be free from all partialities. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Cintya (चिन्त्य) (Cf. Acintya) refers to “(that which is) imagined”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Then, the Lord went on to speak these verses: ‘[...] (44) Action (karma), which is neither created (akṛta) nor imagined (acintya) and which is thus not discriminated (akalpita), does not have any form (rūpa) or color (varṇa) such as red, blue, and yellow. [...]’”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cintya (चिंत्य).—a S (Possible, purposed, necessary, proper) to be considered, pondered, thought of.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

cintya (चिंत्य).—a (Possible, proper) to be considered.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cintya (चिन्त्य).—pot. p. [cint karmaṇi yat]

1) To be considered or thought over.

2) To be discovered, to be devised or found out.

3) Conceivable, comprehensible.

4) Requiring consideration, doubtful, questionable, यच्च क्विचिदस्फु- टालङ्कारत्वे उदाहृतं (yacca kvicidasphu- ṭālaṅkāratve udāhṛtaṃ) (yaḥ kaumāraharaḥ &c.) एतच्चिन्त्यम् (etaccintyam) S. D.1.

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

Cintya (चिन्त्य).—mfn.

(-ntyaḥ-ntyā-ntyaṃ) 1. To be considered. 2. To be appreciated or conceived. 3. To be thought of or meditated upon. E. cit to think, karmaṇi yat aff.

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

Cintya (चिन्त्य).—1. [adjective] = cintanīya, also uncertain, questionable.

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Cintya (चिन्त्य).—2. [gerund] = cintayitvā (v. cint).

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

1) Cintya (चिन्त्य):—[from cint] mfn. to be thought about or imagined, [Śvetāśvatara-upaniṣad vi, 2; Bhagavad-gītā x, 17]

2) [v.s. ...] = tayitavya, [Rāmāyaṇa iv, 17, 56 and 23, 4]

3) [v.s. ...] ‘to be conceived’ See a-

4) [v.s. ...] to be considered or reflected or meditated upon, [Śvetāśvatara-upaniṣad i, 2; Yājñavalkya i, 344; Mahābhārata] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] ‘to be deliberated about’, questionable, [Siddhānta-kaumudī on Pāṇini 7-2, 19 and 3, 66; Sāhitya-darpaṇa i, 2/3, 17 and 50]

6) [v.s. ...] n. the necessity of thinking about ([genitive case]), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa vii, 5, 49.]

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

Cintya (चिन्त्य):—[(ntyaḥ-ntyā-ntyaṃ) a.] That should be considered or comprehended.

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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ciṃtya (ಚಿಂತ್ಯ):—

1) [adjective] capable of being grasped, imagined or conceived; understandable; conceivable.

2) [adjective] that is fit to be understood, conceived.

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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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