Etya: 4 definitions


Etya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Etya (एत्य).—tad. affix applied to the indeclinable दूर (dūra); e. g. दूरेत्यः पथिकः । (dūretyaḥ pathikaḥ |) cf. दूरादेत्यः दूरेत्यः (dūrādetyaḥ dūretyaḥ) Kāś.on P.IV.2.104: cf. also दूरादेत्यो वक्तव्यः । दूरेत्यः (dūrādetyo vaktavyaḥ | dūretyaḥ) M.Bh. on P.IV.2.104.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Etya (एत्य) (Cf. Prāpya) refers to “having come”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Fool, just as birds stay in a tree, having come (etya) from another country, so sentient beings from another life [stay] in the tree of a family”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Etya (एत्य):—[from e] [indeclinable participle] having come near etc., [Ṛg-veda x, 66, 14; Atharva-veda; Manu-smṛti; Raghuvaṃśa etc.]

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

Etya (एत्य):—ind. par. Having gone.

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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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