Manya, Mānya, Mānyā, Manyā: 17 definitions


Manya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Many.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Tithikarmaguṇa in Gārgīyajyotiṣa

Mānyā (मान्या) or Mānyatithi is the name of the eleventh of fifteen tithis (cycle of time) according to the Śārdūlakarṇāvadāna while the Gārgīyajyotiṣa considers Ānandā as the eleventh. The associated deity for Mānyā or Ānandā according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā is Īśa. A tithi was defined as one thirtieth of a synodic month (c. 29.5 days), resulting in an average tithi being slightly less than a day.

Accordingly, “(31) The eleventh tithi is said to be Sunandā. One should make firm acts, kitchen, houses, towns, villages, sacrifices and assembly halls for Brahmins. (32) One should choose the best among women and servants. One should not hide money. Śiva (enemy of Kāma) is the deity”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Manyā (मन्या):—Sides of the neck

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Mānya (मान्य) refers to “respecting (one’s teacher)”, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “The teacher should be respected (mānya—gururmānya) and worshipped. Teachers should always to be venerated. Then, if the teacher has been satisfied, all the moving and immobile world has been satisfied. There is no one who is equal to the teacher in the mortal world, especially in the heavens. What (more) should one who saves from the great ocean of suffering do? It is the disciple who acts (at the service of his teacher)”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Mānya.—(IE 8-5; EI 20, 23; ASLV), a rent-free holding, tax-free land; same as sarva-mānya; cf. mānya-sthiti, manuvṛtti, etc. Cf. sthāna-mānya (CITD), an honour or glebe-land granted by the ruler on quit-rent or on various favourable tenures. (EI 13), land either liable to a trifling quit-rent or alto- gether exempt from tax. Cf. aḻḻāya-mānyam (SITI), right to receive a handful of grain or the prescribed quantity of an article brought for sale in the market as charges for measuring; cf. māna-pautava. Cf. guḍḍe-mānya (IA 19), a particular kind of rent-free holding. Note: mānya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

manyā (मन्या).—f S The tendon of the trapezium muscle forming the nape of the neck.

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māṇyā (माण्या).—m A bamboo of a small kind.

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mānya (मान्य).—a (S) Respectable, venerable, worthy of honor and reverence. 2 Agreeable or acceptable unto; approved or liked by. 3 Ready, willing, acquiescent, approving.

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mānyā (मान्या).—m R & C (Commonly māṇyā) A bamboo of a small kind.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

mānya (मान्य).—a Respectable. Acceptable to. Ready. mānya karaṇēṃ Admit; receive as just, true.

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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

Manya (मन्य).—a. (At the end of comp.)

1) Thinking oneself to be, as in पण्डितंमन्य (paṇḍitaṃmanya).

2) Appearing as.

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Manyā (मन्या).—[manyate'nayā manyā galapārśvaśirā P.III.3.59 Sk.]

1) The nape or back of the neck; दोषास्तु दुष्टास्त्रय एव मन्या (doṣāstu duṣṭāstraya eva manyā) Suśruta (also manyākā).

2) Knowledge.

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Mānya (मान्य).—pot. p. [mān arcāyāṃ karmaṇi ṇyat]

1) To be revered or respected; अहमपि तव मान्या हेतुभिस्तैश्च तैश्च (ahamapi tava mānyā hetubhistaiśca taiśca) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 6.26.

2) Respectable, honourable, venerable; मान्यः स मे स्थावरजङ्गमानां सर्गस्थितिप्रत्यवहारहेतुः (mānyaḥ sa me sthāvarajaṅgamānāṃ sargasthitipratyavahārahetuḥ) R.2.44; Y.1.111.

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

Manyā (मन्या).—f.

(-nyā) The tendon forming the nape of the neck. E. man to mind, to admire, aff. kyap .

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Mānya (मान्य).—mfn.

(-nyaḥ-nyā-nyaṃ) Respectable. E. man to respect, aff. ṇyat .

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

Manya (मन्य).—[-man + ya], latter part of comp. adj. Thinking one’s self; e. g. jña + m -manya, adj. Thinking one’s self a wise man, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 3, 491.

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Manyā (मन्या).—f. The tendon forming the nape of the neck.

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

Manya (मन्य).—[adjective] thinking one’s self-, appearing as, passing for (—°).

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Manyā (मन्या).—[feminine] [dual] & [plural] the muscles of the neck, neck i.[grammar]

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Mānya (मान्य).—1. [adjective] to be respected, venerable; [abstract] tva [neuter]

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Mānya (मान्य).—2. [masculine] a patron. name.

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

1) Manya (मन्य):—[from man] mfn. (only ifc.; cf. [Pāṇini 3-2, 83; vi, 3, 68 [Scholiast or Commentator]]) thinking one’s self to be, passing for, appearing as (See kālim-, dhanyam-, naram-m etc.)

2) Manyā (मन्या):—f. [dual number] and [plural] the back or the nape of the neck (musculus cucullaris or trapezius), [Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Suśruta]

3) m. (!) the middle of an elephant’s goad, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Mānya (मान्य):—[from māna] a mfn. to be respected or honoured, worthy of honour, respectable, venerable, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] m. [patronymic] [from] 1. māna, [Ṛg-veda i, 163, 14, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] Name of Maitrāvaruṇi (author of [Ṛg-veda viii, 67]), [Ṛgveda-anukramaṇikā]

7) b See p. 809, col. 3.

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

1) Manyā (मन्या):—(nyā) 1. f. The tendon forming the nape of the neck.

2) Mānya (मान्य):—[(nyaḥ-nyā-nyaṃ) a.] Respectable, venerable.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Mānyā (मान्या) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Mannā.

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Manya 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Mānya (मान्य) [Also spelled many]:—(a) respectable, respected; honourable; having a privileged position in relationship -e.g. sister’s son, son-in-law, etc.; valid; tenable; recognised; ~[karaṇa] validation; ~[] recognition; validity; accredition; •[prāpta] recognised (as [mānyatā-prāpta skūla);] accredited; [mānyā] feminine form of [mānya].

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Manya (ಮನ್ಯ):—[noun] the nape of the neck.

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Mānya (ಮಾನ್ಯ):—

1) [adjective] worthy of honour and high respect; estimable; creditable; honourable.

2) [adjective] of high rank, dignity or distinction; noble, illustrious or distinguished.

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Mānya (ಮಾನ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] favourale regard; respect; esteem.

2) [noun] a man or thing that is worthy of honour and respect.

3) [noun] a gift; a presentation.

4) [noun] an extent of land given as a gift, that is usu. exempt from tax.

5) [noun] an exempting from paying (tax, interest, etc.); exemption;6) that which is accepted, agreed upon, consented.

6) [noun] a tributary ruler.

7) [noun] a honorific term of addressing a man, similar to 'sir', 'gentleman', 'monsieur', etc.

8) [noun] ಮಾನ್ಯಮಾಡು [manyamadu] mānyamāḍu to give respect to; 2. to recognise socially, morally or legally.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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