Nayuta: 9 definitions

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Nayuta means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Nayuta (नयुत) is the twelfth of sixty digits (decimal place) in an special enumeration system mentioned by Vasubandhu in his Abhidharmakośa (“treasury of knowledge”). The explanations of the measure of years, eons, and so forth must be comprehended through calculation based on a numerical system. Enumeration begins from one and increases by a factor of ten for each shift in decimal place. The sixtieth number in this series is called “countless”.

Among these decimal positions (e.g., nayuta), the first nine positions from one to one hundred million are called ‘single set enumeration’. From a billion up to, but not including countless is “the enumeration of the great companion” and is called the ‘recurring enumeration’.

Source: Buddhist Door: Glossary

Nayuta is a Sanskrit word interpreted as a numeral, 100,000 or one million or ten million.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Nayuta (नयुत).—m., nt. (not in Pali, which has nahutaṃ, nt.; AMg. ṇaua, ṇauya, defined as 84 lacs of niyutāṅgas), seems to occur in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] as replacement of Sanskrit niyuta, with which it frequently varies in mss.; a moderately large number, generally 100,000,000,000 (niyuta in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] usually the same), and rendered in Tibetan (like niyuta) khrag-khrig, which is given the same value by Jäschke (Tibetan-English Dictionary): nayu- tam, nt., Mahāvyutpatti 7956, cited from Lalitavistara 147.21 where Lefm. niyuto, m., allegedly with all mss.; but nayutaḥ Mahāvyutpatti 8000, and niyutaṃ, nt., 7702, 7828, 8056 (in the last, however, the value is only 1,000,000, as shown by the position in the list and Tibetan sa ya). Common everywhere: ambiguous as to gender, Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 316.6; Lalitavistara 36.10; 52.17; Mahāvastu iii.443.12; Divyāvadāna 318.10 (mss.); Kāśyapa Parivarta 155.2; Gaṇḍavyūha 255.20 (etc., but niyuta 267.26, 268.14, etc., probably equally com- mon); (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 25.16; Daśabhūmikasūtra 19.27, 29; masc. (besides the above) Lalitavistara 12.2, 21; both this and niyuta common in Lalitavistara, side by side in 151.2—3 (verses), koṭīśataṃ ca ayutā nayutās tathaiva, niyutānu kaṅkaragatī tatha bimbarāś ca; Mahāvastu i.119.8 (°tāṃ, acc. pl.); 247.1 (°tā, n. pl.); Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 5.13 (°tān, acc. pl.); nt. forms, °tāni, Mahāvastu i.72.12; 171.12; 209.5 = ii.11.12; Sukhāvatīvyūha 30.15 (but niy° seems commoner in Sukhāvatīvyūha); in Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra I have noticed only niy°. Cf. mahā-nay°.

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

Nayuta (नयुत).—[masculine] [plural] a myriad.

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

Nayuta (नयुत):—[=na-yuta] [from na] m. [plural] a myriad, [Lalita-vistara] (cf. a-y).

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

Nayuta (नयुत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇaua.

[Sanskrit to German]

Nayuta in German

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nayuta (ನಯುತ):—[noun] (Jain.) name of one of the jaina ages.

context information

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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