Nay, Nāy, Ñāy: 10 definitions

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Nay means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi, Tamil. 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

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

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.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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. .

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]

Nay 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

Nay in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) policy; ~[shastra] political science..—nay (नय) is alternatively transliterated as Naya.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nāy (ನಾಯ್):—[noun] = ನಾಯಿ [nayi].

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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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Ñāy (ஞாய்) noun < யாய். [yay.] Mother; தாய். ஞாயையு மஞ்சுதி யாயின் [thay. gnayaiyu manchuthi yayin] (கலித்தொகை [kalithogai] 107).

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Nāy (நாய்) noun [Kanarese, Malayalam: Travancore usage nāy.]

1. Dog; ஒரு விலங்கு. நாயேபன்றி புலிமுயனான்கும் [oru vilangu. nayepanri pulimuyanankum] (தொல். பொ. [thol. po.] 563).

2. Game-pieces, used in dice; சூதசங்கிதைாடு கருவி. நாயிடக் குழிந்த வல்லி னல்லகம் [suthadu karuvi. nayidag kuzhintha valli nallagam] (புறநானூறு [purananuru] 52).

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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