Durashaya, Durāśaya, Dur-ashaya: 11 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Durāśaya can be transliterated into English as Durasaya or Durashaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Durashay.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Durāśaya (दुराशय) refers to one who is “acrimonious and wicked”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.41.—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu and others eulogized Śiva:—“[...] vulgar persons who observe sacrificial rites alone are acrimonious and wicked (i.e., durāśaya). With harsh words and jealousy these deluded persons inflict pain on others. O lord, let not the destruction of these gods be carried out by you. O lord, great god, be merciful”.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) evil-minded, wicked, malicious, स्फुटनिर्भिन्नो दुराशयोऽधमः (sphuṭanirbhinno durāśayo'dhamaḥ) Śi. उपेयिवान् मूलमशेषमूलं दुराशयः कामदुघाङ्घ्रिपस्य (upeyivān mūlamaśeṣamūlaṃ durāśayaḥ kāmadughāṅghripasya) Bhāgavata 3.21.15.
2) having a bad place or rest. (-m.) the subtle body which is not destroyed by death (liṅgadeha); एतन्मे जन्म लोकेऽस्मिन्मुमुक्षूणां दुराशयात् (etanme janma loke'sminmumukṣūṇāṃ durāśayāt) Bhāgavata 3.24. 36.
Durāśaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dur and āśaya (आशय).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Durāśaya (दुराशय).—I. m. a bad abode, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 24, 36. Ii. adj. having wicked intentions, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 20, 3.
Durāśaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dus and āśaya (आशय).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Durāśaya (दुराशय).—[adjective] having wicked thoughts.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Durāśaya (दुराशय):—[=dur-āśaya] [from dur] mfn. evil-minded, malicious, [Prabodha-candrodaya ii, 28/29; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] m. the subtle body which is not destroyed by death [Scholiast or Commentator]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Durāśaya (दुराशय):—[durā+śaya] (yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) a. Hard to shelter.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Durāśaya (दुराशय) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Durāsaya.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Durāśaya (दुराशय) [Also spelled durashay]:—(a) malafide, malevolent; ill-meaning; ~[tā] malafide, malevolence.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Durāsaya (दुरासय) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Durāśaya.
2) Durāsaya (दुरासय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Durāśraya.
3) Durāsaya (दुरासय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Durāsada.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
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