Raya: 19 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Raya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Raya (रय):—One of the six sons of Purūravā (son of Budha) by the womb of Urvaśī. He had a son named Eka. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.15.1-2)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Raya (रय).—A King of the lunar dynasty and son of Purūravas. Urvaśī, who had many sons like Āyus, Śrutāyus, Satyāyus, Raya, Vijaya and Jaya. (Bhāgavata, 9th Skandha).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Raya (रय).—Son of Purūravas and Ūrvaśī. Father of Eka.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 15. 1-2.
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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Rāya.—(IE 8-2; BL), title of nobility; derived from Sans- krit Rājan; cf. Rāva. Note: rāya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Raya, (fr. ri, riṇāti to let loose or flow, which is taken as ray at Dhtp 234, defd as “gamana, ” and at Dhtm 336 as “gati. ” The root ri itself is given at Dhtm 351 in meaning “santati, ” i.e. continuation.—On etym. cp. Vedic retaḥ; Lat. rivus river=Gall, Rēnos “Rhine. ” See Walde, Lat. Wtb. s. v. rivus) speed, lit. current Abhp 40. See rava1. (Page 565)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rayā (रया).—f Virtue, value, weight, worth, lustre, flavor, goodness, excellence (of a person, thing, business, act, or state). 2 Honor or dignity; credit or character. Ex. gavatālā jī rayā tī malā nāhīṃ. rayā jāṇēṃ g. of s. To lose its virtue or value; to become worthless.

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rāya (राय).—m (rājā) A king. See further under rāva.

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rāyā (राया).—m (rāya King.) A title of majesty or grandeur, assumed by blades, swells, opium-eaters &c. in speaking pompously.

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

rayā (रया).—f Virtue, value. Honour; credit. rayā jāṇēṃ Become worthless.

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rāya (राय).—m A king; a title of honour.

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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

Raya (रय).—[ray-ac]

1) The stream of a river, current; जम्बूकुञ्जप्रतिहतरयं तोयमादाय गच्छेः (jambūkuñjapratihatarayaṃ toyamādāya gaccheḥ) Me.2.

2) Force, speed, velocity; तोयस्येवाप्रतिहतरयः सैकतं सेतुमोघः (toyasyevāpratihatarayaḥ saikataṃ setumoghaḥ) U.3.36; Bhāg. 5.3.14.

3) Zeal, ardour, vehemence, impetuosity.

Derivable forms: rayaḥ (रयः).

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Rāya (राय).—A king, prince (often at the beginning or end of proper names; it is a corruption of rājan).

Derivable forms: rāyaḥ (रायः).

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

Raya (रय).—m.

(-yaḥ) 1. Speed, velocity. 2. The stream or current of a river. 3. Violence, ardour, zeal. E. ray to go, gha aff.

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

Raya (रय).—i. e. rī + a, m. 1. The stream of a river, [Hitopadeśa] iii. [distich] 49. 2. Speed, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 20.

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

Raya (रय).—[masculine] current, stream, course, quick motion, haste; [instrumental] & [ablative] quickly, rapidly.

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

1) Raya (रय):—m. (√) the stream of a river, current, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) quick motion, speed, swiftness (yeṇa ind. and yāt ind. quickly, immediately, straightway), [Kāvya literature; Purāṇa]

3) course (cf. saṃvatsarar)

4) impetuosity, vehemence, ardour, zeal, [Śiśupāla-vadha; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) Name of a son of Purū-ravas, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

6) of another king, [Catalogue(s)]

7) Rāya (राय):—1. rāya See a-rāya.

8) 2. rāya m. (at the beginning or end of a proper Name used as a title of honour = rājan, of which it is a corruption) a king, prince

9) Name of a son of Purū-ravas, [Horace H. Wilson] ([probably] [wrong reading] for raya).

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

Raya (रय):—(yaḥ) 1. m. Speed; current of a river.

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

Raya (रय) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Raya.

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Raya 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

Rāya (राय) [Also spelled ray]:—(nf) opinion, view; advice; (nm) a king; —[kāyama karanā] to form an opinion; —[māṃganā] to seek the advice of; —[milanā] to see eye to eye; —[milānā] to compare notes, to exchange views.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Rāya (राय) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Rāja.

2) Raya (रय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Raj.

3) Raya (रय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Raca.

4) Raya (रय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Rajas.

5) Raya (रय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Rata.

6) Raya (रय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Raya.

7) Rāya (राय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Rāj.

8) Rāya (राय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Rāga.

9) Rāya (राय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Rājan.

10) Rāya (राय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Rātra.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Raya (ರಯ):—

1) [noun] speed or vehemence of an action.

2) [noun] a forceful flow of water; a stream.

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Rāya (ರಾಯ):—

1) [noun] a king; a ruler; a monarch.

2) [noun] a suffix used in the names of men (sometimes, as a surname).

3) [noun] a master; a lord.

4) [noun] ಬರುತ್ತಾ ಬರುತ್ತಾ ರಾಯರ ಕುದುರೆ ಕತ್ತೆಯಾಯಿತು [barutta barutta rayara kudure katteyayitu] baruttābaruttārāyara kudure katteyāyitu (prov.) over a period of time an intelligent person has turned to be stupid.

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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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