Deya: 17 definitions


Deya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Dey.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Deya (देय) refers to the “granting” or “giving” (of a boon), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.15 (“The penance and reign of Tārakāsura”).—Accordingly, as Tāraka said to Brahmā: “O Pitāmaha, if you are glad and ready to grant me the boon what is it that cannot be achieved by me? Hence I request you for this boon. Please listen. O lord of gods, if you are pleased and if a boon is to be given [i.e., deya] to me, be kind enough to grant [i.e., deya] me two boons. O great lord, there should certainly be no man equal to me in strength in this entire universe created by you. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Deya (देय).—A Sukha god.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 19.

1b) A Mukhya gaṇa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 18.
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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Deya (देय) refers to “(that which is to be) given”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 19).—Accordingly, “This dharma of generosity favors the adept if he seeks the Path. Why is that? Nirvāṇa is called the cessation of the fetters (saṃyojana-nirodha). Now, when generosity is practiced, the afflictions (kleśa) diminish. Thus generosity favors nirvāṇa. Actually, i) by sacrificing the thing to be given (deya-dravya), greed (mātsarya) is opposed; ii) by honoring the receiver of the gift (pratigrāhaka), envy (īrya) is opposed; [...]”.

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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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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (tantric Buddhism)

Deya (देय) refers to an “offering”, according to Kuladatta’s Kriyāsaṃgrahapañjikā, a text within Tantric Buddhism representing a construction manual for monasteries.—Accordingly, [while describing pratiṣṭhā in chapter 6]—“[The Ācārya should] also entertain spectators with tāmbūla etc. [In addition,] food and a bali should be offered (deya) for [their] good fortune”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Deya.—(IE 8-5), periodical offerings to be presented to the king or landlord; cf. ādeya, deya-meya. Note: deya 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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dēya (देय).—a S To be given; fit or necessary or proposed to be given; due.

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

dēya (देय).—a To be given; fit or necessary or proposed to be given.

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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

Deya (देय).—a. [dā karmaṇi yat]

1) To be given, offered or presented; R.3.16; (see adeya).

2) Fit to be given, proper for a gift.

3) To be returned; or restored; विभावितैकदेशेन देयं यदभियुज्यते (vibhāvitaikadeśena deyaṃ yadabhiyujyate) V.4.33; Manusmṛti 8.139,185.

4) To be shown.

5) To be given in marriage.

6) To be paid (as a debt &c.).

7) To be placed, put, applied, laid, &c.; see दा () above.

8) To be ceded (road); पन्था देयो वरस्य च (panthā deyo varasya ca) Manusmṛti 2.138.

-yam A gift, donation,

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Deya (देय).—See under दा ().

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

Deya (देय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) To given, fit or proper for a gift. E. to give, karmaṇi yat affix, and the vowel changed.

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

Deya (देय).—[adjective] to be given, granted, married, restored, committed; [neuter] impers, as subst. gift, offering, present, pay.

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

1) Deya (देय):—mfn. (√1. ) to be given or presented or granted or shown

2) fit or proper for a gift, [Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) to be or being given in matrimony (cf. brahma-)

4) to be delivered or handed over, [Manu-smṛti viii, 185]

5) to be ceded (road), [Manu-smṛti ii, 138]

6) to be returned, [Vikramorvaśī iv, 33]

7) to be paid (as a debt, wages, taxes etc.), [Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya]

8) to be laid or set to (as fire), [Mahābhārata; Bhāvaprakāśa]

9) n. giving, gift (cf. a-, bala-, magha-, rādho-, vasu-, vaira-)

10) tax, tribute, [Mahābhārata xii, 3308]

11) water (?), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Deya (देय):—[(yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) a.] Fit to be given.

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

Deya (देय) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Dijja.

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Deya 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

Deya (देय) [Also spelled dey]:—(a) worth giving; payable; due; hence ~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dēya (ದೇಯ):—[noun] the physical structure of a human being or any other animal; the body.

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Dēya (ದೇಯ):—

1) [adjective] that is payable.

2) [adjective] that is to be given as a gift.

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Dēya (ದೇಯ):—[noun] a thing that is given or to be given as a gift.

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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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