Pay: 11 definitions


Pay means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: Vernacular architecture of Assam with special reference to Brahmaputra Valley

Pay is a Tai Khamti term referring to “purlin”.—It appears in the study dealing with the vernacular architecture (local building construction) of Assam whose rich tradition is backed by the numerous communities and traditional cultures.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pay (पय्).—1 Ā. (payate) To go, move.

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

Pay (पय्).—[paya] r. 1. st. cl. (payate) To go, to move. bhvā0 ātma0 saka0 seṭ .

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

Pāy (पाय्).—pāyate cacare.

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

1) Pay (पय्):—[class] 1. [Ātmanepada] payate, to go, move, [Dhātupāṭha xiv, 3.]

2) Pāy (पाय्):—[class] 1. [Ātmanepada] pāyayate, to void excrement, [Praśna-upaniṣad iv, 2.]

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

Pay (पय्):—(ṅa) payate 1. d. To go.

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Pay 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

Pay in Hindi refers in English to:—([i])[riya] (nm) pyorrhoea..—pay (पाय) is alternatively transliterated as Pāya.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pāy (ಪಾಯ್):—

1) [verb] to jump over; to step over.

2) [verb] to throw oneself down;to jump down.

3) [verb] to beat rapidly or flutter (as the heart).

4) [verb] to discharge; to emit.

5) [verb] to cross over (as a stream, river, etc.).

6) [verb] to collide or dash against.

7) [verb] to strike out at with physical or military force; to assault; to attack.

8) [verb] to encircle, envelop; to surround.

9) [verb] to keep control over another’s mind, thought, behaviour, etc.; to possess (said of evil spirits).

10) [verb] to rush forward or toward.

11) [verb] to wander; to go to and fro.

12) [verb] to pierce (as with the horns) or to give a heavy push with the head.

13) [verb] to disperse, diffuse onself all over; to spread oneself over a wide area.

14) [verb] to creep in.

15) [verb] to stretch one’s hand.

16) [verb] to run away; to escape.

17) [verb] to come out from within.

18) [verb] to happen; to occur.

19) [verb] to come, move or pass swiftly and suddenly; to be seen or realised instantly.

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Pāy (ಪಾಯ್):—

1) [noun] the act of moving, going.

2) [noun] a manner, mode; a way.

3) [noun] appropriateness; propriety; fitness.

4) [noun] an act or instance crossing over.

5) [noun] any of the shaped sheets of canvas or other strong material spread to catch or deflect the wind, by means of which some vessels are driven forward; sail.

6) [noun] a vessel having such a sail.

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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Pāy (பாய்) [pāytal] 4 intransitive verb [K. pay.]

1. To spring, leap, bound, gallop, prance; தாவுதல். தண்கடற் றிரைமிசைப் பாயுந்து [thavuthal. thankadar riraimisaip payunthu] (புறநானூறு [purananuru] 24).

2. To flow, issue or gush out, as blood or stream; to rush down, as a waterfall; நீர் முதலியன வேகமாய்ச் செல்லுதல். வெள்ளநீர் பரந்து பாயும் [nir muthaliyana vegamays selluthal. vellanir paranthu payum] (நாலாயிர திவ்யப்பிரபந்தம் திருமாலை [nalayira thivyappirapandam thirumalai], 29).

3. To jump down, as from a hill; மேனின்று குதித்தல். வரைபாய்த னன்று [meninru kuthithal. varaipaytha nanru] (நாலடியார் [naladiyar], 369).

4. To plunge, dive, as into water; நீருண் மூழ்குதல். பங்கயப் பூம்புனல் பாய்ந்தாடு [nirun muzhkuthal. pangayap pumbunal paynthadu] (திருவாசகம் [thiruvasagam] 7, 13).

5. To move towards, as the needle attracted by a loadstone; எதிர் செல்லுதல். [ethir selluthal.]

6. To spread, as water, darkness; to radiate, as light; to extend; பரவுதல். [paravuthal.] (தொல். சொல். [thol. sol.] 361.)

7. To settle or fasten on, as the light, the mind, the imagination; விரைந்து படிதல் மனம் அங்கே பாய்ந்தது. [virainthu padithal manam ange paynthathu.]

8. To attack, spring at, pounce on; தாக்குதல். பாய்கிற சேனை. [thakkuthal. paykira senai.]

9. To run, dart, fly, flit across; விரைந்தோடுதல். [virainthoduthal.] (W.)

10. To hurry; துரிதப்படுதல். [thurithappaduthal.]

11. To be proud, arrogant; அகங்கரித்தல். [agangarithal.] Local usage

12. To unfold, as a cloth; மடிப்பு விரிதல். பாய்ந்தாய்ந்த தானை [madippu virithal. paynthayntha thanai] (கலித்தொகை [kalithogai] 96).

13. To dance; கூத்தாடுதல். பேய்த்தொகை பாய்தர [kuthaduthal. peythogai paythara] (திருக்கோவையார் [thirukkovaiyar] 389).

14. To flee; abscond; ஓடிப்போதல். [odippothal.] (W.) — transitive

1. To abuse; to accost roughly; கோபத்தோடு தாக்கிப்பேசுதல். ஏன் அவனைப் பாய்கிறாய். [kopathodu thakkippesuthal. en avanaip paykiray.] (W.)

2. To pierce, penetrate; to plunge into; குத்துதல். வெல்களிறு பாயக் கலங்கி யுதிரா மதிலு முளகொல் [kuthuthal. velkaliru payag kalangi yuthira mathilu mulagol] (புறப்பொருள்வெண்பாமாலை [purapporulvenpamalai] 6, 4).

3. To cut; வெட்டுதல். வடிநவில் நவியம் பாய்தலின் [vettuthal. vadinavil naviyam paythalin] (புறநானூறு [purananuru] 23).

4. To rush against, butt; முட்டுதல். பாய்கிற மாடு. [muttuthal. paykira madu.]

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Pāy (பாய்) noun < பாய்-. [pay-.]

1. Spreading, extending; பரவுகை. [paravugai.]

2. Extension, expanse; பரப்பு. (பிங்கலகண்டு) [parappu. (pingalagandu)]

3. Mat; கோரை முதலியவற்றால் முடைந்த விரிப்புவகை. பாயுடை யவர்விட [korai muthaliyavarral mudaintha virippuvagai. payudai yavarvida] (திருவிளையாடற் புராணம் நாக. [thiruvilaiyadar puranam naga.] 8).

4. Sail; கப்பற்பாய். கூம்பொடு மீப்பாய் களையாது [kapparpay. kumbodu mippay kalaiyathu] (புறநானூறு [purananuru] 30).

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Pāy (பாய்) noun < English boy. Servant; வேலைக் காரன். [velaig karan.] Local usage

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