Nya, Ṇyā, Ñya, Ṇya: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Ñya (ञ्य).—Taddhita affix य (ya) signifying the substitution of vrddhi as also the acute accent for the first vowel of the word to which it is added. It is added (1) to words headed by प्रगदिन् (pragadin) in the four senses termed वंतुरर्थ (vaṃturartha) e.g.प्रागृद्यम्, शारद्यम् (prāgṛdyam, śāradyam) etc.;cf.P.IV. 2.80; (2).to 20 the word गम्भीर (gambhīra) and अव्ययीभाव (avyayībhāva) compounds in the sense of present there', e.g. गाम्भीर्यम्, पारिमुख्यम् (gāmbhīryam, pārimukhyam) etc. cf. P.IV.3.58, 59 (3) to the word विदूर (vidūra) e.g. वैदुर्य (vaidurya); cf. P. IV.3.84;.(4) to the words headed by शण्डिक (śaṇḍika) in the sense of 'domicile of', e.g. शाण्डिक्यः (śāṇḍikyaḥ) ; cf. P. IV.3.92; (5) to the words छन्दोग, औक्थिक, नट (chandoga, aukthika, naṭa) etc. in the sense of duty (धर्म (dharma)) or scripture (आम्नाय (āmnāya)) e. g. छान्दोग्यम्, औविथक्यम् नाट्यम् (chāndogyam, auvithakyam nāṭyam) etc.; cf. P. IV. 3.129; (6) to the word गृहपति (gṛhapati) in the sense of ’associated with'; e.g. गार्हपत्यः (gārhapatyaḥ) (अग्निः (agniḥ));cf.P.IV.4.90;(7) to the words ऋषभ (ṛṣabha) and उपानह् (upānah) ; cf. P. V.1.14; .(8) to the words अनन्त, आवसथ (ananta, āvasatha) etc.,cf. P. V.4.23; (9) to the word अतिथि (atithi); cf. P.V.4.26; and (10) to the words in the sense of पूग (pūga)(wandering tribes for earning money), as also to the words meaning व्रात (vrāta) (kinds of tribes) as also to words ending with the affix च्फञ् (cphañ) under certain conditions; cf. P.V.3. 112, 113.

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Ṇya (ण्य).—Tad.affix य (ya) (l) applied in the sense of 'descendant' as also in a few other senses, mentioned in rules from IV. 1. 92 to IV.3.168, applied to the words दिति, अदिति, आदित्य (diti, aditi, āditya) and word; with पति (pati) as the उत्तरपद (uttarapada) in a compound, c. g. दैत्यः, आदित्यः, प्राजापत्यम् (daityaḥ, ādityaḥ, prājāpatyam) etc. cf.Kas.on P. IV.1 84; (2) applied in the sense of a descendant (अपत्य (apatya)) applied to the words कुरु, गर्ग, रथकार, कवि, मति, दर्भ (kuru, garga, rathakāra, kavi, mati, darbha) etc., e.g-कौरव्यः, गार्ग्यः (kauravyaḥ, gārgyaḥ) etc. cf. Kas:, on P. IV. I.15I ; (3) applied in the sense of अपत्य (apatya) or descendant to words ending in सेना (senā),to the word लक्षण (lakṣaṇa) and to words in the sense of artisans, e.gकारिषेण्यः, लाक्षण्यः, तान्तुवाय्यः, कौम्भकार्यः (kāriṣeṇyaḥ, lākṣaṇyaḥ, tāntuvāyyaḥ, kaumbhakāryaḥ); cf. Kas. on P.IV.1.152; (4) applied in the Catuararthika senses to the words संकाश, काम्पिल्थ, कश्मीर (saṃkāśa, kāmpiltha, kaśmīra) etc., e.g. साङ्काश्यम्, काम्पिल्यम् (sāṅkāśyam, kāmpilyam) etc.; cf. Kas. on P. IV. 2.80; (5) applied to the word परिषद् (pariṣad) and optionally with the affix ठक् (ṭhak) to the word सेना (senā) in the specified senses; e. g. परिषदं समवैति, परिषदि साधुर्वा पारिषद्य्ः, सेनां समवेति सैन्यः सैनिको वा (pariṣadaṃ samavaiti, pariṣadi sādhurvā pāriṣadyḥ, senāṃ samaveti sainyaḥ sainiko vā); cf. Kas on P. IV. 44, 45, 101 ; (6) applied as a tad. affix called ' tadraja , to the word कुरु (kuru) and words beginning with न (na) e. g. कौरव्यः नैषध्यः (kauravyaḥ naiṣadhyaḥ); cf. Kas on P. IV. 1.172; कुरवः, निषधाः (kuravaḥ, niṣadhāḥ) etc. are the nom. pl. forms.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Nyā (न्या) refers to a “fish”, according to Buddhist teachings followed by the Newah in Nepal, Kathmandu Valley (whose roots can be traced to the Licchavi period, 300-879 CE).—The goal of the [Vāruṇīpūjā] ritual is to mix the two substances together by taking an egg (khyaṃ), fish (nyā), and meat () (all Newah), and to dip it in the khāy, and then to “seed” the alcohol by placing it in the thāpiṃ. When together the two as one are referred to as Ānandā-Vāruṇī, where as a single mixture of male and female sexual fluids combined, the male deity Ānanda takes on the feminine form Ānandā, because it has been deposited into the thāpiṃ, which in this context symbolizes the vagina and uterus as a receptacle. Shorter versions of the vāruṇīpūjā appear at the end of the Guru Maṇḍala as the Bali Bhāvanā, “Bali Meditation”, and in the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi as the Mantra Pātra.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

Nya in Myanmar is the name of a plant defined with Acacia catechu in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Acacia catechuoides (Roxb.) Benth. (among others).

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

· The forest flora of North-West and Central India (1874)
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1996)
· Supplementum Plantarum (1782)
· Plant-Book
· Flora of Taiwan (1993)
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1981)

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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

ṇyā (ण्या).—or -ṇyā a Sullen, reserved, gloomi- ly close, doggedly incommunicative.

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ṇyā (ण्या).—or-ṇyā, miṇamiṇīta a That burns dimly or faintly.

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ṇyā (ण्या).—or -ṇyā a A term for a person of soft appearance but craftily close; sly boots.

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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

Ṇya (ण्य).—Name of an ocean in the ब्रह्मलोक (brahmaloka); तत्तदरश्च ह वै ण्यश्चार्णवौ ब्रह्मलोके (tattadaraśca ha vai ṇyaścārṇavau brahmaloke) Ch. Up.8.5.3.

Derivable forms: ṇyaḥ (ण्यः).

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

Ṇya (ण्य).—m. brahmalokasthe sarovarabhede . ta

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

1) Ṇya (ण्य):—m. (etymological) Name of an ocean in the Brahma-loka, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad viii, 5, 3.]

2) Nya (न्य):—([nominative case] nyas), [Atharva-veda xi, 7, 4.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Nya 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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