Rayi: 8 definitions



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India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Rayi (“stone”) is one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Malas (considered the Pariahs of the Telugu country) of the Reddi Bhumi section. The Mala people are almost equally inferior in position to the Madigas and have, in their various sub-divisions, many exogamous septs (e.g., Rayi).

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rayi (रयि).—m., n. Ved.

1) Water.

2) Wealth; एष वै रयिरात्मा वैश्वानरः (eṣa vai rayirātmā vaiśvānaraḥ) Ch. Up.5.16.1.

3) Stuff, material, food; रयिं च प्राणं चेत्येतौ (rayiṃ ca prāṇaṃ cetyetau) Praśna Up.1.4.

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

Rayi (रयि).—n. (-yi) 1. Water. 2. Wealth. E. ray to go, in aff.

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

Rayi (रयि).—m. Wealth (cf. rai), Chr. 288, 13 = [Rigveda.] i. 48, 13.

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

Rayi (रयि).—[masculine] ([feminine]) wealth, treasure.

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

1) Rayi (रयि):—m. or (rarely) f. ([from] √; the following forms occur in the Veda, rayis, yim, yibhis, yīṇām; rayyā, yyai, yyām; cf. 2. rai), property, goods, possessions, treasure, wealth (often personified), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa; ???; Chāndogya-upaniṣad]

2) stuff, materials, [Praśna-upaniṣad]

3) [varia lectio] for raji q.v.

4) mfn. (?) rich, [Ṛg-veda viii, 31, 11; ix, 101, 7.]

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Rayi (रयि):—

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Rayi (रयि):——

1) m. f. (selten) Sg. und Pl. Habe , Besitz ; auch wohl Werthgegenstand , Kleinod.

2) m. — a) Stoff. — b) Nomen proprium eines Āṅgirasa ; fehlerhaft für raji. —

3) vielleicht Adj. reich [Ṛgveda (roth). 8,31,11.9,101,7.]

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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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