Sayaka, Sāyaka, Shayaka, Śāyaka: 12 definitions
Sayaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.
The Sanskrit term Śāyaka can be transliterated into English as Sayaka or Shayaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Dhanurveda (science of warfare)Source: Wisdom Library: Dhanurveda
Sāyaka (सायक) refers to a kind of weapon (a missile or arrow). It is a Sanskrit word defined in the Dhanurveda-saṃhitā, which contains a list of no less than 117 weapons. The Dhanurveda-saṃhitā is said to have been composed by the sage Vasiṣṭha, who in turn transmitted it trough a tradition of sages, which can eventually be traced to Śiva and Brahmā.
Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
Sāyaka (सायक).—1. Arrow. 2. Height of an arc or segment of a circle. Note: Sāyaka is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Sāyaka.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘five’. Note: sāyaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
sāyaka : (adj.) one who tastes.
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
sāyaka (सायक).—m An arrow.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) An arrow.
2) A sword; cf. सायक (sāyaka).
Derivable forms: śāyakaḥ (शायकः).
--- OR ---
1) An arrow; तत् साधुकृतसंधानं प्रतिसंहर सायकम् (tat sādhukṛtasaṃdhānaṃ pratisaṃhara sāyakam) Ś.1.11.
2) A sword.
3) The number 'five'
4) The latitude of the sky.
Derivable forms: sāyakaḥ (सायकः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) 1. An arrow. 2. A sword. E. śī to destroy, ṇvul aff.; also sāyaka .
--- OR ---
(-kaḥ) 1. An arrow. 2. A sword. f.
(-yikā) Standing in order. E. ṣo to destroy, ṇvul aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śāyaka (शायक).—see sāyaka.
--- OR ---
Sāyaka (सायक).—[sāya + ka] (and śāyaka śāyaka), m. 1. An arrow, [Pañcatantra] 120, 10. 2. A sword.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śāyaka (शायक).—[feminine] yikā = [preceding]; *[feminine] also mode of lying or one’s turn to lie.
--- OR ---
Sāyaka (सायक).—[adjective] suitable for hurling; [masculine] [neuter] missile, arrow.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śāyaka (शायक):—[from śāya] mf(ikā)n. idem, [Viṣṇu-smṛti, viṣṇu-sūtra, vaiṣṇava-dharma-śāstra] (cf. kośa-, vṛkṣa-śāyikā)
2) [from śāya] [wrong reading] for sāyaka, arrow.
3) Sāyaka (सायक):—[from sāya] mfn. intended or fitted to be discharged or hurled, [Ṛg-veda] ([Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska ii, 20])
4) [v.s. ...] m. (in, [Ṛg-veda] also n.) a missile, arrow, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.
5) [v.s. ...] m. a symbolical expression for the number ‘five’ (from the 5 arrows of the god of love), [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]
6) [v.s. ...] a sword, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]
7) [v.s. ...] the latitude of the sky, [Gaṇitādhyāya]
8) [v.s. ...] Saccharum Sara, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
9) [v.s. ...] Name of a man, [Pravara texts]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Ends with (+10): Asamasayaka, Asanvasayaka, Astrasayaka, Avasayaka, Bhishayaka, Bishayaka, Caruvishayaka, Harimanyusayaka, Kashayaka, Kimvishayaka, Kinkinisayaka, Kshayaka, Kusumasayaka, Lohitakshayaka, Navashayaka, Pancasayaka, Pushpasayaka, Rasayaka, Sajyasayaka, Salilarnavasayaka.
Full-text (+6): Pushpasayaka, Sayakamaya, Sayakapunkha, Asamasayaka, Astrasayaka, Navashayaka, Sayika, Sayakapranutta, Avasayaka, Kinkinisayaka, Smarasayakalakshyata, Pancasayaka, Kusumasayaka, Vaksayaka, Sayakayana, Harimanyusayaka, Asanvasayaka, Sthulasayaka, Smarasayakalakshya, Sajyasayaka.
Search found 3 books and stories containing Sayaka, Sāyaka, Shayaka, Śāyaka; (plurals include: Sayakas, Sāyakas, Shayakas, Śāyakas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 133 - The Holy Places in Jambūdvipa < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)