Hayi, Hāyi, Hayī: 5 definitions



Hayi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Hayī (हयी) is another name for Aśvagandhā, a medicinal plant identified with Withania somnifera Dunal. (“Indian ginseng” or “Winter Cherry”) from the Solanaceae or Nightshade family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.109-112 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Hayī and Aśvagandhā, there are a total of twenty-two Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

hāyi : (aor. of hāyati) diminished; dwindled; wasted away. || hāyī (adj.), one who gives up or leaves behind.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hayī (हयी).—A female horse, mare.

See also (synonyms): hayā.

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Hayi (हयि).—m., f. Wish, desire.

Derivable forms: hayiḥ (हयिः).

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

1) Hayi (हयि):—[from haya] m. or f. wish, desire, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Hāyi (हायि):—ind. an exclamation used in chanting a Sāman (cf. hāi), [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Hāyi (हायि):—ein Ausruf der Sāman - Sänger: hāyi hāyi huvā hoyi (hāyi ed. Bomb.) huvā hoyi (hāyi ed. Bomb.) tathāsakṛt . gāyanti tvāṃ suraśreṣṭha sāmagā brahmavādinaḥ .. [Mahābhārata 12, 10399.] kāra [LĀṬY. 6, 12, 12.] [Scholiast] zu [Pañcaviṃśabrāhmaṇa 7, 3, 24.]

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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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