Jyayas, Jyāyas, Jyāyān, Jyayan: 5 definitions


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Jain philosophy

Source: archive.org: Anekanta Jaya Pataka of Haribhadra Suri

Jyāyān (ज्यायान्) refers to “superior”, as occurring in the Anekāntajayapatākā-prakaraṇa, a Śvetāmbara Jain philosophical work written by Haribhadra Sūri.—[Cf. Vol. I, P. 107, l. 5]—‘Jyāyān’ means ‘superior’, it being here a comparative of ‘praśasya’ and not of ‘vṛddha’. This word occurs in Vol II, p 118, l. 5,

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jyāyas (ज्यायस्).—a. (- f.; Compar. of praśasya, vṛddha)

1) Elder, senior; प्रसवक्रमेण स किल ज्यायान् (prasavakrameṇa sa kila jyāyān) Uttararāmacarita 6.

2) Superior, more excellent or worthy; Manusmṛti 4.8;3.137; Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 3.1,8.

3) Larger, greater.

4) (In law) One not a minor, i. e. come of age and responsible for his own action.

5) Aged, old.

6) Decayed, worn out.

7) Better, stronger, preferable; यद्यप्यपूर्वत्वादन्यत्र विधिर्ज्यायान् अनुवादात् तथाप्यत्रानुवाद एव बहुत्वस्य भवितुमर्हति (yadyapyapūrvatvādanyatra vidhirjyāyān anuvādāt tathāpyatrānuvāda eva bahutvasya bhavitumarhati) | ŚB. on MS.1.2.43.

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

Jyāyas (ज्यायस्).—mfn.

(-yān-yasī-yaḥ) 1. Very old. 2. Very excellent, best. 3. Superior, Elder, elder born. 4. In law, one independent (come of age) and answerable for his own conduct. E. jyā to be old, īyasun affix. atiśayena praśasyaḥ vṛddhaḥ vā .

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

1) Jyāyas (ज्यायस्):—[from jyā] mfn. ([Pāṇini 5-3, 61 f.; vi, 4, 160]) superior, more excellent, greater, larger, stronger, [Ṛg-veda] etc. (ifc. e.g. vacana-, ‘superior in speech’ [Kāśikā-vṛtti] [Pāṇini 6-2, 25])

2) [v.s. ...] elder, [Ṛg-veda] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] most excellent, [Raghuvaṃśa xviii, 33]

4) [v.s. ...] (in law) being of age and answerable for one’s conduct, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Jyāyas (ज्यायस्):—[(yān-yasī-yaḥ) a.] Best; elder, senior; of age.

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