Neya: 9 definitions


Neya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Neya (नेय) refers to “guiding (a devotee to union with a particular deity)”, according to the Mṛgendrāgama Kriyāpāda verse 8.151-152b.—Accordingly, “In exactly the same way (evam eva), [the Guru] may guide (neya) a devotee to union [with a deity such as] Ambikā, Sūrya, Smara, Viṣṇu or Brahmā [i.e., prajāsṛj], after having purified that path [up to the cosmic level of the desired deity] [of all bad karma]. And the same procedure (evam eva hi) [is applicable] for any other deity that is on the path [that the devotee wishes to be united with]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Neya (नेय) refers to “implicit (meaning)”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “What then, the son of good family, is memory (dhāraṇī)? [...] (9) knowledge of the entrance into understanding the scripture of explicit meaning; (10) knowledge of the entrance into understanding the scripture of implicit meaning (neya-artha-sūtra); (11) knowledge of the teaching on the imperishable concealed truth; [...]

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Neya in India is the name of a plant defined with Aristolochia indica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Aristolochia lanceolata Wight.

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Fitoterapia (2002)
· Journal of Environmental Biology (2005)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2006)
· Contraception. (1979)
· Current Science (1978)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Neya (नेय).—a. Fit to be carried.

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Neya (नेय).—a.

1) To be led, managed, guided, governed.

2) Fit to be taught; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 5.74.4. (com. aneyaḥ śikṣayitu- mayogyaḥ).

3) To be spent or passed (as time).

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

Neya (नेय).—[adjective] to be carried, brought, passed (time); to be guessed ([rhetorie]).

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

1) Neya (नेय):—mfn. (√) to be led or guided or managed or governed

2) to be led away or to be led to ([locative case]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) to be brought into any state or condition (e.g. śāntim, kṣība-tām), [Meghadūta; Kathāsaritsāgara]

4) to be moved (śāra), [Pāṇini 5-2, 9]

5) to be applied or inflicted (daṇḍa), [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]

6) to be spent or passed (kāla), [Rājataraṅgiṇī; Pañcatantra]

7) to be guessed (See neyārtha below).

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Neya 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nēya (ನೇಯ):—[noun] the quality of being right or correct; impartiality; fairness; rectitude; justice.

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Nēya (ನೇಯ):—[adjective] that is to be guessed; that is to be conjectured or surmised.

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Nēya (ನೇಯ):—

1) [noun] that which is or is to be guessed, conjectured.

2) [noun] a man who lacks wisdom and is guided by another.

3) [noun] (poet.) a defect in a literary composition, that makes it necessary for a person to guess or conjecture something to complete the sense.

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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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