Kya: 3 definitions


Kya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Kya (क्य).—Common term for the Vikaraṇas क्यच्, क्यङ् (kyac, kyaṅ) and क्यञ् (kyañ); cf. नः क्ये (naḥ kye) P. I. 4.15, also cf. P.III.2.170, VI. 4. 50.

context information

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

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

Kya (क्य).—[adjective] agreeable to Ka ( = Prajāpati).

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

Kya (क्य):—n. ([from] 3. ka), anything agreeable to Prajā-pati, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa x, 3, 4, 2 and 4; 4, 1, 4 and 15 ff.]

context information

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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