Sarya, Sharya, Śarya, Śaryā, Sārya: 8 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Śarya and Śaryā can be transliterated into English as Sarya or Sharya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Sarya (सर्य).—(sarpa?)—a son of Yātudhāna.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 90, 97.
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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

Śarya (शर्य).—a. Ved. Hurtful, injurious.

-ryaḥ 1 An enemy.

2) An arrow.

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Śaryā (शर्या).—

1) Night.

2) A finger.

3) An arrow (Ved.).

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Sārya (सार्य).—a. That which may be dropped (in pronunciation).

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

Śaryā (शर्या) or Śaryyā.—f.

(-ryā) Night. E. śṝ to injure, yat aff.

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

Śaryā (शर्या).—i. e. śṛ10 + yā, f. Night.

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

Śarya (शर्य).—[masculine] arrow, dart; [feminine] ā reed, arrow, p matting of reed (on the Soma-strainer).

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

1) Śarya (शर्य):—[from śara] a m. an arrow, missile, [Ṛg-veda] ([Sāyaṇa] ‘a fighter, warrior’)

2) Śaryā (शर्या):—[from śarya > śara] f. a cane, shaft, arrow, [Ṛg-veda] ([Nirukta, by Yāska])

3) [v.s. ...] membrum virile (?), [Ṛg-veda x, 178, 4]

4) [v.s. ...] night, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] a finger, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska; Nirukta, by Yāska]

6) [v.s. ...] ([according to] to some) a porcupine (cf. śalya), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

7) [v.s. ...] [plural] wicker-work (of the Soma sieve), [Ṛg-veda]

8) Śarya (शर्य):—[from śara] n. idem, [ib.]

9) [v.s. ...] mf(ā)n. hostile, injurious, hurtful, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

10) b śaryaṇa, śaryāṇa See p. 1056, col. 3, and p. 1057, col. 1.

11) Sārya (सार्य):—[from sāra] a mfn. that which may be dropped or omitted (in pronunciation), [Māṇḍūkī-śikṣā]

12) b See p. 1208, col. 1.

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

Śaryā (शर्या):—(ryyā) 1. f. Night.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sarya 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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