Dayita: 14 definitions


Dayita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dayitā (दयिता) refers to “one’s wife”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.8.—Accordingly, Nārada said to Himavat:—“[..] O lord of mountains, she will be the wife [i.e., dayitā] of Śiva and will remain his favourite always. She will be a chaste lady of good rites. She will increase the pleasure of her parents. Performing a penance she will fascinate Śiva’s mind towards herself. He too will marry none else except her. A love akin to this pair will not be found anywhere. Never in the past was it seen nor will it occur in future. Nor it is current now. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dayita : (pp.) being sympathised.

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dayita (दयित).—a S Beloved or dear. Hence m A husband, and dayitā f A wife or a beloved woman.

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

dayita (दयित).—a Dear. m A husband. dayitā f A wife.

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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

Dayita (दयित).—p. p. [day-kta] Beloved, desired, liked; Bk. 1.9.

-taḥ A husband, lover, a beloved person; V. 3.5; दयिता दयिताननाम्बुजं दरमीलन्नयना निरीक्षते (dayitā dayitānanāmbujaṃ daramīlannayanā nirīkṣate) Bv.2.182.

-tā A wife, one's beloved woman; दयिताजीवितालम्बनार्थी (dayitājīvitālambanārthī) Meghadūta 4; R.2.3; Bv.2.182; Kirātārjunīya 6.13; दयिताजितः (dayitājitaḥ) 'a hen-pecked husband'.

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

Dayita (दयित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Beloved, dear, desired. m.

(-taḥ) 1. A husband. 2. A lover. f.

(-tā) 1. A woman. 2. A wife or mistress. E. day to regard tenderly, affix kta .

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Dāyita (दायित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Condemned, sentenced. 2. Awarded, adjudged. 3. The person to whom any thing is awarded, &c. see dāpita. E. dāyaṃ dānaṃ karoti dāyi-karmaṇi kta .

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

Dayita (दयित).—[adjective] beloved, dear; [masculine] husband, the beloved one, [feminine] ā mistress, wife.

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

1) Dayita (दयित):—[from day] mfn. cherished, beloved, dear, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] protected, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya x, 9]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a husband, lover, [Śakuntalā iii, 19/20] ([varia lectio])

4) Dayitā (दयिता):—[from dayita > day] a f. a wife, beloved woman, [Raghuvaṃśa ii, 30; Meghadūta 4; Śiśupāla-vadha ix 70; Kathāsaritsāgara; Dhūrtasamāgama ii, 13.]

5) [v.s. ...] b f. of ta.

6) Dāyita (दायित):—[from ] See under dāpana.

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

1) Dayita (दयित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Beloved, dear. m. A husband. f. A wife.

2) Dāyita (दायित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Condemned; awarded; repaid.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Dayita (दयित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Aiya, Aiyā, Daia, Daiā.

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Dayita in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Dāyitā (दायिता):—[[~tva]] (nf), [~ttv] (nm) liability; responsibility; obligation; vouchment.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dayita (ದಯಿತ):—[adjective] longed to have; desired.

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Dayita (ದಯಿತ):—

1) [noun] a man who is loved (by a woman); a lover.

2) [noun] a man as related to a woman whom he is married with; a husband.

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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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