Manoyayin, Manoyāyin, Manoyāyī, Manasyayi, Manas-yayi, Manas-yayin: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Manoyayin in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Manoyāyin (मनोयायिन्) refers to “going as wished” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.31 (“Description of Śiva’s magic”).—Accordingly, as Śiva (in disguise of a Brahmin) said to the Lord of Mountains: “O foremost among mountains, I am a Brahmin devotee of Viṣṇu, and a great scholar. My occupation is that of a match-maker. I roam about on the earth. I go where I wish (manoyāyin). I go everywhere. By the power of my preceptor I am omniscient. I am simple-minded and by nature I help others and I am sympathetic and quell aberrations. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Manoyayin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Manoyāyin (मनोयायिन्).—a.

1) going at will or pleasure.

2) swift, quick as thought; उत्पत्य खं दशग्रीवो मनोयायी शितास्त्रभृत् (utpatya khaṃ daśagrīvo manoyāyī śitāstrabhṛt) Bhaṭṭikāvya 5.3.

3) keen desire; अहं हि तस्याद्य मनोभवेन संपीडिता तद्गतसर्वभावा (ahaṃ hi tasyādya manobhavena saṃpīḍitā tadgatasarvabhāvā) Rām.5.32.12.

Manoyāyin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms manas and yāyin (यायिन्).

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

Manoyāyin (मनोयायिन्).—mfn. (-yī-yinī-yi) Swift, quick, as thought. E. manas, and yāyin what goes.

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

Manoyāyin (मनोयायिन्):—[=mano-yāyin] [from mano > man] mfn. going at will or wherever one likes (yi-tva n.), [Pañcarātra]

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

Manoyāyin (मनोयायिन्):—[mano-yāyin] (yī-yinī-yi) a. Quick as thought, expeditious.

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Manoyayin in German

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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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