Nay, Nāy: 9 definitions
Nay means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
Nāy (“dog”) refers to a type of animal form, representing one of the several “attributes” (āyudha) or “accessories” of a detiy commonly seen depicted in Hindu iconography, defined according to texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—The śilpa texts have classified the various accessories under the broad heading of āyudha or karuvi (implement), including even flowers, animals, and musical instruments. The animals and birds found as vehicles for the deities or held as attributes or weapons in the hands of the deities are, for example, Nāy.
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
Languages of India and abroad
Nay (नय्).—1 Ā. (nayate)
1) To go.
2) To protect.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ṇay (णय्).—[ṇaya] r. 1st cl. (nayate praṇayate) 1. To go, to move or approach. 2. To preserve, to protect, to defend. . bhvādi-para-saka-seṭ .
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Nay (नय्).—[naya] r. 1st cl. (nayate) To go, to move: see ṇaya and ṇī . bhvā0 ā0 saka0 seṭ .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nay (नय्).— i. 1, [Ātmanepada.] 1. To go. 2. To protect.
— Cf. nī.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nay (नय्):—[class] 1. [Ātmanepada] nayate, to go;
—to protect, [Dhātupāṭha xiv, 7.]
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Nay in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) policy; ~[shastra] political science..—nay (नय) is alternatively transliterated as Naya.
Nāy (ನಾಯ್):—[noun] = ನಾಯಿ [nayi].
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+382): Nay-k-katampu, Nay-kkumpi, Nay-p-palai, Nay-t-tekku, Nay-ulli, Nay-uri, Nay-urii, Naya, Naya tusi, Naya Vipassana, Nayab, Nayaba, Nayabashirastedara, Nayabela, Nayabodhika, Nayacakka, Nayacakra, Nayacakshus, Nayacanaka, Nayacandra.
Ends with (+143): Abhimanay, Abhinay, Abhishenay, Abhivarnay, Ahvanay, Akarnay, Akashamushtihananay, Akhyanay, Alanay, Anay, Anirnay, Anugunay, Anunay, Anuvarnay, Arunay, Ashanay, Atidurmanay, Avacurnay, Avadhunay, Avaganay.
Full-text (+57): Kimbahuna, Nanayudhalakshana, Nay-k-katampu, Nahi, Balki, Nay-urii, Balaki, Nay-uri, Hoya, Naya, Nay-p-palai, Nay-kkumpi, Nay-ulli, Nay-t-tekku, Shenamenaca, Pratyuta, Ashtamatrika, Maharaudra, Atho, Khandalamandala.
Search found 111 books and stories containing Nay, Nāy, Ṇay; (plurals include: Naies, Nāies, Ṇaies). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Iarpakai Nayanar: A Play < [January-February, 1930]
Iarpakai Nayanar - A Play < [November-December, 1929]
Vaishnava Janato < [October – December, 1997]
Satapatha-brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa X, adhyāya 3, brāhmaṇa 4 < [Tenth Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa XI, adhyāya 8, brāhmaṇa 3 < [Eleventh Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa IV, adhyāya 1, brāhmaṇa 5 < [Fourth Kāṇḍa]
Ramayana of Valmiki (by Hari Prasad Shastri)
Chapter 52 - Lakshmana seeks out Rama < [Book 7 - Uttara-kanda]
Chapter 102 - Lakshmana’s miraculous Recovery < [Book 6 - Yuddha-kanda]
Chapter 66 - Angada reproaches the Monkeys for flying from Kumbhakarna < [Book 6 - Yuddha-kanda]
Vivekachudamani (by Shankara)
Jnaneshwari (Bhavartha Dipika) (by Ramchandra Keshav Bhagwat)
Verse 6.47 < [Chapter 6 - Dhyana-yoga]
Verse 1.13 < [Chapter 1 - Arjuna’s Dolour]
Verse 6.32 < [Chapter 6 - Dhyana-yoga]
Haribhakti-sudhodaya (by Tridandi Sri Bhakti Prajnan Yati Maharaj)