Rayana, Rāyaṇa, Rāyāṇa: 8 definitions

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Rayana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Rāyāṇa (रायाण).—Brother of Yaśodā, mother of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. (Brahmavaivarta Purāṇa, 2.39, 37-39).

Purana book cover
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rāyaṇa (रायण).—

1) Sounding, making noice.

2) Pain.

Derivable forms: rāyaṇam (रायणम्).

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

Rāyaṇa (रायण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) 1. Pain. 2. Sounding, crying. E. rai to sound, aff. lyuṭ .

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

1) Rāyaṇa (रायण):—n. = pīḍā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Rāyāna (रायान):—(?) m. Name of a cow-herd, [Catalogue(s)] ([varia lectio] rāyana).

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

Rāyaṇa (रायण):—(ṇaṃ) 1. n. Pain; crying.

[Sanskrit to German]

Rayana 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Rayaṇa (रयण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Rajana.

2) Rayaṇa (रयण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Racana.

3) Rayaṇa (रयण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Radana.

4) Rayaṇa (रयण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ratna.

5) Rayaṇā (रयणा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Racanā.

6) Rayaṇā (रयणा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ratnā.

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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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