Kalayasa, Kāḷāyasa, Kala-ayasa: 11 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Kalayasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Kāḷāyasa can be transliterated into English as Kalayasa or Kaliayasa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kāḷāyasa : (nt.) (black) iron.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Kāḷa-ayasa black (dark) iron (to distinguish it from bronze, Rh. D. , Miln. trsl. II. 364; cp. blacksmith › silversmith) Miln. 414, 415;

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kālāyasa (कालायस).—n S (Black iron.) Steel.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kālāyasa (कालायस).—iron.

Derivable forms: kālāyasam (कालायसम्).

Kālāyasa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāla and ayasa (अयस).

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Kālāyasa (कालायस).—iron. -a. made of iron; ततः कालायसं शूलं कण्टकैर्बहुभिश्च तम् (tataḥ kālāyasaṃ śūlaṃ kaṇṭakairbahubhiśca tam) Rām.7.8.15.

Derivable forms: kālāyasam (कालायसम्).

Kālāyasa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāla and āyasa (आयस).

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

Kālāyasa (कालायस).—n.

(-saṃ) Iron. E. kāla, and ayas iron, ṭaca aff.

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

Kālāyasa (कालायस).—i. e. kāla-ayas + a, n. Iron, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 37, 38.

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

Kālāyasa (कालायस).—[neuter] iron, adj. made of iron.

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

1) Kālāyasa (कालायस):—[from kāla] n. ([from] ayas), iron, [Rāmāyaṇa; Harivaṃśa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. made of iron, [Rāmāyaṇa vii, 8, 15]

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

Kālāyasa (कालायस):—(saṃ) 1. n. Iron.

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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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