Iyas, aka: Īyas; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Īyas (ईयस्).—Tad-affix ईयसुन् (īyasun), showing superiority or excellence of one individual over another in respect of a quality, added to a substantive expresive of quality; when the substantive ends in the affix तृ (tṛ), that affix तृ (tṛ) is removed: e.g. पटीयान्, लघीयान्, गरीयान्, दोहीयसी (paṭīyān, laghīyān, garīyān, dohīyasī) (धेनुः (dhenuḥ)) cf.P.V.3.57-64.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Iyas (इयस्).—a. Ved. Going.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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