Sahayya, Sāhāyya: 12 definitions


Sahayya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Sahayy.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sāhāyya (साहाय्य) [=Sāhāya?] refers to “assistance”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.18 (“Description of the perturbation caused by Kāma”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “[...] Profiting by that opportune moment, Kāma, by means of his arrow Harṣaṇa delighted the moon-crest god Śiva who was nearby. O sage, in assistance to Kāma [i.e., sāhāyye], Pārvatī reached the place near Śiva with emotions of love and accompanied by Spring. In order to make the trident-bearing lord take interest in her, Kāma drew his bow very carefully and discharged his flowery arrow on Him. [...]”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sāhāyya (साहाय्य).—n (S) Assistance, aiding, helping. 2 Companionship or fellowship.

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

sāhāyya (साहाय्य).—n Assistance. Companionship.

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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

Sāhāyya (साहाय्य).—

1) Assistance, help, succour.

2) Friendship, alliance.

3) (In drama) Helping another in danger; S. D.

Derivable forms: sāhāyyam (साहाय्यम्).

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

Sāhāyya (साहाय्य) or Sāhāya.—n.

(-yaṃ) 1. Friendship. 2. Help succour. 3. Alliance. E. sahāya a friend, ṣyañ aff.

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

Sāhāyya (साहाय्य).—i. e. sahāya + ya, n. 1. Friendship. 2. Alliance. 3. Help. [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 13.

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

Sāhāyya (साहाय्य).—[neuter] the same.

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

1) Sāhāyya (साहाय्य):—[from sāhāyaka] n. help, succour (yyaṃ-√kṛ and √sthā, ‘to give assistance’), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] friendship, fellowship, alliance, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] (in [dramatic language]) helping another in danger, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

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

Sāhāyya (साहाय्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sāhajja.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sahayya 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sāhāyya (साहाय्य) [Also spelled sahayy]:—(nm) see [sahāyatā].

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sāhāyya (ಸಾಹಾಯ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] the act of helping.

2) [noun] help, aid or assistance to received or given.

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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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