Priyamvada, Priyaṃvada, Priyaṃvadā: 16 definitions


Priyamvada means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Privamvad.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous next»] — Priyamvada in Chandas glossary
Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

1) Priyaṃvadā (प्रियंवदा) is the alternative name of a Sanskrit metre (chandas) mentioned by Hemacandra (1088-1173 C.E.) in his auto-commentary on the second chapter of the Chandonuśāsana. Priyaṃvadā corresponds to Mattakokila (according to Bharata). Hemacandra gives these alternative names for the metres by other authorities (like Bharata), even though the number of gaṇas or letters do not differ.

2) Priyaṃvadā (प्रियंवदा) refers to one of the 135 metres (chandas) mentioned by Nañjuṇḍa (1794-1868 C.E.) in his Vṛttaratnāvalī. Nañjuṇḍa was a poet of both Kannada and Sanskrit literature flourished in the court of the famous Kṛṣṇarāja Woḍeyar of Mysore. He introduces the names of these metres (e.g., Priyaṃvadā) in 20 verses.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Priyamvada in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Priyaṃvadā (प्रियंवदा).—A companion of Rādhikā. This girl gave all protection and service to Arjuna when the latter was conducting Jalānuṣṭhāna taking the form of a woman named Arjunī. (Chapter 74, Pātāla Khaṇḍa, Padma Purāṇa).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Priyaṃvadā (प्रियंवदा) refers to one of the female Śrāvakas mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Priyaṃvadā).

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Priyamvada in Jainism glossary
Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Priyamvada (प्रियम्वद) is the name of an ancient king from Riṣṭapura, according to the Jain Ramayana and chapter 7.5 [The kidnapping of Sītā] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.—Accordingly, as Kulabhūṣaṇa related to Rāma: “The jīvas of Udita and Mudita fell from Śukra and in Bharata in the city Riṣṭapura became the sons, Ratnaratha and Citraratha, of King Priyamvada by his wife Padmāvatī. [...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Priyamvada in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

priyaṃvada (प्रियंवद).—a S priyavādī a (S) Sweet or pleasant speaking.

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

priyaṃvada (प्रियंवद).—a priyavādī a Sweet or pleasant speaking.

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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

[«previous next»] — Priyamvada in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Priyaṃvada (प्रियंवद).—a. Sweet-speaking, speaking kindly, affable in address, agreeable; तदप्यपाकीर्णमतः प्रियंवदां वदन्त्यपर्णेति च तां पुराविदः (tadapyapākīrṇamataḥ priyaṃvadāṃ vadantyaparṇeti ca tāṃ purāvidaḥ) Kumārasambhava 5.28; R.3.64.

-daḥ 1 A kind of bird.

2) Name of a Gandharva.

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

Priyaṃvada (प्रियंवद).—mfn.

(-daḥ-dā-daṃ) Sweet or pleasant speaking. m.

(-daḥ) A sort of demi-god or Vidyadhara E. priya kind, desired, vad to speak, aff. khac, mum aug.

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

Priyaṃvada (प्रियंवद).—i. e. priya + m -vad + a, I. adj. 1. Speaking what is agreeable, [Hitopadeśa] iii. [distich] 103. 2. Sweet speaking, [Indralokāgamana] 4. 11. Ii. m. A proper name, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 3, 53. Iii. f. , A proper name, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 10, 15.

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

Priyaṃvada (प्रियंवद).—[adjective] speaking, kindly; [feminine] ā a woman’s name.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Priyaṃvada (प्रियंवद) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa]

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

1) Priyaṃvada (प्रियंवद):—[=priya-ṃ-vada] [from priya > prī] mf(ā)n. speaking kindly, agreeable, affable to ([genitive case] or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. a kind of bird, [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a Gandharva, [Raghuvaṃśa]

4) [v.s. ...] of a poet, [Catalogue(s)]

5) Priyaṃvadā (प्रियंवदा):—[=priya-ṃ-vadā] [from priyaṃ-vada > priya > prī] f. a kind of metre, [Colebrooke]

6) [v.s. ...] Name of a woman, [Śakuntalā; Daśakumāra-carita]

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

Priyaṃvada (प्रियंवद) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Piaṃvaya.

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Priyamvada 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

[«previous next»] — Priyamvada in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Priyaṃvada (प्रियंवद) [Also spelled privamvad]:—(a) sweet-spoken; hence ~[vadā] (fem. form).

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