Sayana, Shayana, Śayana, Sāyana, Sayāna, Sāyaṇa, Śayāna: 29 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Śayana and Śayāna can be transliterated into English as Sayana or Shayana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Shayan.
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Yoga (school of philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga
Śayana (शयन) is a Sanskrit word referring to “resting”, “sleeping”. It is used in Yoga.
Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Sāyaṇa (सायण).—A hermit who was an expounder of the Vedas. In course of time, due to the differences in languages and grammar, the Vedas became difficult to be grasped. It was Yāska and Sāyaṇa who saved the Indians from this difficulty. For the Vedas to be grasped easily, Yāska made the Nirukta (Etymology) and Sāyaṇa wrote the Book Vedārthaprakāśa.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Sāyana (सायन).—A lake on the slopes of the Hemakūṭa hill.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 47. 63.
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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Śayana (शयन) refers to “lying-down” (postures in the bed); it is a Sanskrit technical term defined in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 12.
There are six kinds of postures for lying down (śayana) defined:
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
Sāyaṇa (सायण).—(or सायणाचार्य (sāyaṇācārya)) the celebrated Vedic scholar and grammarian of Vijayanagar who flourished in the 14th century and wrote, besides the monumental commentary works on the Vedas, a grammatical work on roots and their forms known by the name माधवीया धातुवृत्ति (mādhavīyā dhātuvṛtti). As the colophon of the work shows, the Dhatuvrtti was written by Sayanacarya, but published under the name of Madhava, the brother of Sayanacarya; cf. इति महामन्त्रिणा मायणसु-तेन माधवसहोदरेण सायणाचार्येण विरचितायां माधवीयायां धातुवृत्तौ (iti mahāmantriṇā māyaṇasu-tena mādhavasahodareṇa sāyaṇācāryeṇa viracitāyāṃ mādhavīyāyāṃ dhātuvṛttau)...Madhaviya Dha tuvrtti at the end; cf also तेन मायणपुत्रेण सायणेन मनीषिणा । व्याख्येया माधवी चेयं धातुवृत्तिर्विरच्यते । (tena māyaṇaputreṇa sāyaṇena manīṣiṇā | vyākhyeyā mādhavī ceyaṃ dhātuvṛttirviracyate |) Mad. Dhatuvrtti at the beginning.
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
Śayana (शयन) refers to the “reclining pose”, and represents one of the five types of “body poses” (āsana), according to Ganapati Sthapati in his text Ciṟpa Cennūl, as defined according to texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—The lying pose of the deity with legs and hands stretched on the seat (pīṭa-sthāna) is called śayana.
Śayanāsana shows the body and head resting on the pedestal, with arms and legs stretched out. Śayana or recumbent images of Hindu divinities are very rare.
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition
Śayana (शयन) refers to the procedure of “putting the deities to rest”, according to the Arcana-dīpikā (manual on deity worship).—After the [noontime or nighttime] ārati, remove the crowns, flute and other ornaments from the deities, and pray to Them to lay down on Their bed to take rest (śayana) by saying:
āgaccha śayana-sthānaṃ priyābhiḥ saha keśava
divya puṣpaḍya-śayyāyāṃ sukhaṃ vihara mādhava
“O Keśava, kindly come to Your bed along with Your beloved Śrīmatī Rādhikā. O Mādhava, this effulgent bed of fragrant flowers is made for Your joyful sporting.”
Then invite śrī gurudeva to his resting place with the following mantra:
sva-gaṇaiḥ saha śrī-guro
“O Gurudeva, kindly come to your resting place along with all your associates.”
After this, offer fragrant drinks, tāmbūla with camphor, a garland and some flowers. [or, one may simply place a fresh glass of water before the deities.] After paying prostrated obeisances, close the temple doors. [...]
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira
Śayana (शयन) refers to “beds”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 2), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “A true Astrologer is also one who has thoroughly mastered the Science of Saṃhitā. [...] It also treats of the prediction of events from the flight of the kañjana and from the appearance of various abnormal phenomena, of expiatory ceremonies; of miscellaneous planetary phenomena; of ghṛta-kambala; of the royal sword; of paṭa; of the features of a house cock, a cow, a sheep, a horse, an elephant, a man and a woman. It also treats of the treatment of women; of moles in the body; of injuries to shoes and clothes; of hairy fans; of walking sticks: of beds [i.e., śayana] and seats; of lamplight; of tooth brush and the like”.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Oxford Index: Hinduism
The author of the most celebrated commentary on the Vedas, the Vedārtha Prakāśa (‘Light on the Meaning of the Veda’). He is said to have been a general and a minister under the Vijayanagara kings of the 14th century, and the younger brother of the Advaitin chief minister, Mādhava. In addition to his extensive Veda commentaries, some of which appear to have been collaborations with his brother and his pupils, or the work of later scholars, Sāyaṇa is also credited with numerous works on other aspects of Indian culture, including ritual, grammar (vyakāraṇa), Āyurveda, and literature.Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Sāyaṇa (सायण) was an important commentator on the Vedas. He was also known as Sāyaṇācārya. More than a hundred works are attributed to him, among which are commentaries on nearly all parts of the Veda; some were carried out by his pupils, and some were written in conjunction with his brother Mādhava or Vidyāraṇya-svāmin.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Śayana (शयन) refers to “couch” and is mentioned in chapter 1.1 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.—Accordingly, “then he [viz., Mahābala, previous incarnation of Ṛṣabha] was born in the hollow of a couch [viz., śayana-sampuṭa] in the palace Śrīprabha, like a mass of lightning in a cloud. He had a divine form, symmetrical, his body free from the seven elements, [etc...]”.
Note: The usual description of the couch [śayana] is “high on both sides and depressed in the middle” (cf. verse 2.2.53. B. p. 16). I think sampuṭa must refer to the depression.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Sāyana.—(CII 3), ‘inclusive of precission of the equinoxes’. Note: sāyana 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
sayana : (nt.) a bed; sleeping. || sayāna (adj.) sleeping; lying down. sāyana (nt.), tasting.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Sayana, (nt.) (fr. śī) 1. lying down, sleeping Vism. 26; PvA. 80 (mañca°).—2. bed, couch Vin. I, 57, 72; II, 123; D. I, 5, 7; A. I, 132; J. II, 88; V, 110 (°ṃ attharāpeti to spread out a bed); Miln. 243, 348; Nd1 372 (°sannidhi); Pv. I, 117 (kis°=kiṃ°); PvA. 78.—sayanakalaha a quarrel in the bedroom, a curtain-lecture J. III, 20; sayanāsana bed & seat It. 112; Dh. 185, etc. : see senāsana. (Page 697)
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Sayāna, is ppr. of sayati lying down (e.g. A. II, 13 sq.): see seti. (Page 697)
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1) Sāyana, 2 the Nāga tree (cp. nāga 3) J. VI, 535 (vāraṇā sā yanā=nāgarukkhā, C. , ibid. 535, var. read. vāyana). Kern, Toev. II. 77 conjectures sāsanā “with Asana’s Terminalia’s. ” (Page 705)
2) Sāyana, 1 (nt.) (fr. sāyati) tasting, taste Dhtp 229. (Page 705)
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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
śayana (शयन).—n S Sleeping, reposing: also reclining or lying. 2 A bedstead, couch, mat, anything on which to lie and repose.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
śayana (शयन).—n Sleeping. A bedstead.
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) Sleeping, sleep, lying down.
2) A bed, couch; शयनस्थो न भुञ्जीत (śayanastho na bhuñjīta) Ms.4.74; R.1.95; V.3.1.
3) Copulation, sexual union.
Derivable forms: śayanam (शयनम्).
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1) A chameleon.
2) A kind of snake, the boa.
Derivable forms: śayānaḥ (शयानः).
See also (synonyms): śayānaka.
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Sāyaṇa (सायण).—Name of a very learned Brāhmaṇa and a Vedic commentator, supposed to have flourished about 137 A. D.
Derivable forms: sāyaṇaḥ (सायणः).
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Sāyana (सायन).—The longitude of a planet reckoned from the vernal equinoctial point.
Derivable forms: sāyanam (सायनम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naṃ) 1. Sleep. 2. A bed, a couch. 3. Copulation. E. śī to sleep, lyuṭ aff.
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(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) Sleeping, asleep. E. śī to sleep, śānac aff.
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(-naṃ) The longitude of a planet reckoned from the vernal equinoctial point. E. sa with, ayana the equinoctial period.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śayana (शयन).—i. e. śī + ana, n. 1. Sleeping, reposing, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 23, 1; sleep, [Hitopadeśa] pr. [distich] 28, M. M. 2. A bed, a couch, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 51 (kusuma-, of flowers).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śayana (शयन).—[adjective] & [neuter] resting, sleeping; [neuter] also couch, bed.
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Sayana (सयन).—[neuter] binding.
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Sāyaṇa (सायण).—[masculine] [Name] of a celebrated scholar.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Sāyaṇa (सायण) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—minister of Raṅgarāja (1572-85): Prāyaścittapaddhati.
2) Sāyaṇa (सायण):—son of Māyaṇa, wrote under Bukka I of Vidyānagara (1350-79) and his successor Harihara. He died in 1387. His numerous works are attributed by turn to himself, to his brother Mādhava, or Vidyāraṇya. See Burnell.'s Preface to the Vaṃśabrāhmaṇa. He was a pupil of Viṣṇu Sarvajña (Hall. p. 161), and of Śaṅkarānanda (Hall. p. 98), and guru of Rāmakṛṣṇa (Pañcadaśīṭīkā). There can be very little doubt, and a thourough examination of all parts enables us to prove, that his comments on the Ṛgveda and Taittirīyasaṃhitā were only partially done by himself and carried on by his school. The interpretation of the Taittirīyabrāhmaṇa, Taittirīyāraṇyaka, Aitareyāraṇyaka, shows a want of discretion which can only be explained on the supposition that their authorship belongs to a different writer. That the following list contains some pseudonymous articles will not surprise those who are acquainted with the usual course of literature: Adbhutadarpaṇa. Adhikaraṇaratnamālā. See Jaiminīyanyāyamālāvistara. Anubhūtiprakāśa or Sarvopaniṣadarthaprakāśa. Aparokṣānubhavaṭīkā. Abhinavamādhavīya [dharma] Aṣṭakaṭīkā. Ācāramādhavīya. See Parāśarasmṛtibhāṣya. Ātmānātmaviveka. Ādhānayajñatantra, a part of his Yajñatantrasudhānidhi. Ārṣeyabrāhmaṇabhāṣya. Āśīrvādapaddhati or Brahmavidāśīrvādapaddhati. Āśvalāyanadarśapūrṇamāsasūtrabhāṣya. Upagranthasūtravṛtti. Ṛgvedabhāṣya. Aitareyabrāhmaṇabhāṣya. Aitareyāraṇyakabhāṣya. Aitareyopaniṣadbhāṣya. Karmakālanirṇaya. See Kālanirṇaya. Karmavipāka. Kalpabhāṣya, a very indefinite title. Kāṭhakabhāṣya. Kālanirṇaya or Kālamādhavīya. Kurukṣetramāhātmya. Kṛṣṇacaraṇaparicaryāvivṛti. Kaivalyopaniṣaddīpikā (?). Kauṣītakyupaniṣadbhāṣya. Gotrapravaranirṇaya. Gobhilagṛhyasūtrabhāṣya (?). Caraṇavyūhabhāṣya (?). Chāndogyopaniṣaddīpikā. Jātivivekaśatapraśna. Jīvanmuktiviveka. Jaiminīyanyāyamālāvistara. Jñānakhaṇḍabhāṣya or Jñānayogakhaṇḍabhāṣya. Natvabheda. Tāṇḍyabrāhmaṇabhāṣya. Tithinirṇaya. See Kālanirṇaya. Taittirīyavidyāprakāśavārttika. Taittirīyabrāhmaṇabhāṣya and Taittirīyasaṃhitābhāṣya. Taittirīyasaṃdhyābhāṣya. Taittirīyāraṇyakabhāṣya. Taittirīyopaniṣadbhāṣya. Tryambakabhāṣya. Dakṣiṇāmūrtyaṣṭakaṭīkā. Dattakamīmāṃsā. Darśapūrṇamāsaprayoga. Darśapūrṇamāsabhāṣya. Darśapūrṇamāsayajñatantra. Daśopaniṣadbhāṣya. Devatādhyāyabhāṣya. Devībhāgavatasthiti (?). Dhātuvṛtti. Pañcadaśī. Pañcarudrīyaṭīkā. See Rudrabhāṣya. Pañcaśaravyākhyā. Pañcīkaraṇa (?). Parāśarasmṛtivyākhyā. See Ācāramādhavīya, Vyavahāramādhava. Pāṇinīyaśikṣābhāṣya. Purāṇasāra. Puruṣasūktaṭīkā. Puruṣārthasudhānidhi. Prameyasārasaṃgraha. Bṛhadāraṇyakabhāṣya. Baudhāyanaśrautasūtravyākhyā. Brahmagītāṭīkā. Bhagavadgītābhāṣya. Maṇḍalabrāhmaṇabhāṣya. Mantrapraśnabhāṣya. Mahāvākhyanirṇaya. Mādhavīya [dharma] Oppert. 308. 4186. Ii, 3028. 3348. 3750. 4842. 5545. 5767. 6792.-jy. Oppert. Ii, 3027. Mādhavīyabhāṣya, vedānta. Rādh. 6. Muktikhaṇḍaṭīkā. Muhūrtamādhavīya. Yajurvedabrāhmaṇabhāṣya. See Taittirīyabrāhmaṇabhāṣya. Yajñatantrasudhānidhi. Yajñavaibhavakhaṇḍaṭīkā. Yājñikyupaniṣadbhāṣya. Yogavāsiṣṭhasārasaṃgraha. Rātrisūktabhāṣya. Rāmatattvaprakāśa. Rudrabhāṣya. Laghujātakaṭīkā. Vyavahāramādhava. Vyākhyā, vedānta. Oppert. Ii, 4932. Vyāsadarśanaprakāra. Śaṅkaravilāsa. Śatapathabrāhmaṇabhāṣya. Śatarudriyabhāṣya. Śivakhaṇḍabhāṣya. Śivamāhātmyabhāṣya. Śrīsūktabhāṣya. Śvetāśvataropaniṣatprakāśikā. Ṣaḍviṃśabrāhmaṇabhāṣya. Saṃdhyābhāṣya. Sarasvatīsūktabhāṣya. Sarvadarśanasaṃgraha. Sahasranāmakārikā. Sāmabrāhmaṇabhāṣya. Sāmavidhānabrāhmaṇabhāṣya. Sāmavedabhāṣya. Siṃhānuvākabhāṣya. Siddhāntabindu (?), vedānta. Rice. 186. Sūtasaṃhitātparyadīpikā. Sūryasiddhāntaṭīkā (?). Stobhabhāṣya. See Sāmaveda. Smṛtisaṃgraha. Svaravigrahaśikṣābhāṣya. Svādhyāyabrāhmaṇabhāṣya. Haristutiṭīkā.
3) Sāyaṇa (सायण):—Paramahaṃsopaniṣaddīpikā. Saṃhitopaniṣadbhāṣya. Sāyaṇīya [dharma] Quoted by Bhaṭṭoji on Caturviṃśati, in Ācāramayūkha and Saṃskāramayūkha.
4) Sāyaṇa (सायण):—Commentary on the Vājasaneyisaṃhitā. Ulwar 119 ([fragmentary]). Burnell. Errata 1^a. Vidyāratnasūtradīpikābhāṣya.
5) Sāyaṇa (सायण):—Nārāyaṇopaniṣadbhāṣya. Bhṛguvallyupaniṣadbhāṣya. Sāmavedamantrakhaṇḍabhāṣya. Subhāṣitasudhānidhi.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śayana (शयन):—[from śaya] a mfn. lying down, resting, sleeping, [Pañcarātra]
2) [v.s. ...] n. the act of lying down or sleeping, rest, repose, sleep, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.
3) [v.s. ...] n. (ifc. f(ā). ) a bed, couch, sleeping-place ([accusative] with √bhaj, ā- √ruh, saṃ-√viś etc., ‘to go to bed or to rest’; with [Causal] of ā-√ruh, ‘to take to bed, have sexual intercourse with [acc.]’; śayanaṃ śṛta or ne sthita mfn. gone to bed, being in bed), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.
4) [v.s. ...] n. copulation, sexual intercourse, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] Name of a Sāman, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) Śayāna (शयान):—[from śaya] mfn. lying down, resting, sleeping, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.
7) [v.s. ...] m. a lizard, chameleon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
8) Śāyana (शायन):—n. Name of a Sāman, [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa]
9) Śayana (शयन):—[from śī] b etc. See p. 1055, col. 3.
10) Sayana (सयन):—[from saya] n. binding, [Nirukta, by Yāska]
11) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Viśvāmitra, [Mahābhārata] ([Bombay edition] seyana).
12) Sāyaṇa (सायण):—m. (said to be a Drāviḍa word) Name of a learned Brāhman (also called Sāyaṇamādhava and Sāyaṇācārya; he was son of Māyaṇa, pupil of Viṣṇu Sarva-jña and of Śaṃkarānanda; and flourished under Bukka I of Vijaya-nagara or Vidyā-nagara [A.D. 1350-1379] and his successor Harihara, and died in 1387; of more than a hundred works attributed to him, among which are commentaries on nearly all parts of the Veda, some were carried out by his pupils, and some were written in conjunction with his brother Mādhavācārya or Vidyāraṇya-svāmin).
13) Sāyana (सायन):—mfn. proceeding in the way of an Ayana (q.v.), [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra]
14) connected with the word ayana, [ib.]
15) n. (in [astronomy]) with the precession or the longitude of a planet reckoned from the vernal equinoctial point, [Horace H. Wilson]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śayana (शयन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Sleep; bed; copulation.
2) Śayāna (शयान):—[(naḥ-nā-naṃ) p.] Sleeping.
3) Sāyana (सायन):—[sā+yana] (naṃ) 1. n. Longitude of a planet from the first degree of Aries.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Śayana (शयन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sayaṇa.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
1) Śayana (शयन) [Also spelled shayan]:—(nm) sleep, (the act of) sleeping, lying down; -[kakṣa/gṛha/śālā] a bed-chamber, bed-room.
2) Sayānā (सयाना):—(a) grown up; clever; cunning; ~[pana] grown up state; cleverness, cunningness; —[kauvā gū khātā hai, kūḍe para] every fox must pay his skin to the furrier; positive men are often in error.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Sayaṇa (सयण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Sadana.
2) Sayaṇa (सयण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Śayana.
3) Sāyaṇā (सायणा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Śātanā.
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] the act or positon of lying oneself on a flat, horizontal surface, usu. in a relaxed manner.
2) [noun] the act of sleeping (lying on a bed, mat, etc.).
3) [noun] a bed to sleep on.
4) [noun] a piece of furniture, usu. rectangular in shape with a flat upper surface, having legs on four sides, usu. used for sleeping or reclining on a bed spread on it; a cot.
5) [noun] sexual intercourse; copulation.
6) [noun] a shelter; protecting place; refuge.
7) [noun] a way or method in which something is done or happens; a manner.
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Sāyana (ಸಾಯನ):—[noun] (astrol.) a system of refering to the positions of stars and planets based on their movement from north to south or south to north.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+18): Sayana Sutta, Sayanacarya, Sayanadayaka, Sayanakalaha, Sayanakheta, Sayanamadhava, Sayanamadhaviya, Sayanamurti, Sayanapana, Shayana-puja, Shayanabera, Shayanabhumi, Shayanagara, Shayanagriha, Shayanaikadashi, Shayanaka, Shayanalakshana, Shayanalaya, Shayanamandapa, Shayanapalika.
Ends with (+172): Abdhishayana, Abhrarasayana, Acararasayana, Adhisayana, Adhovadanashayana, Adhyashayana, Adityashayana, Ahimsayana, Aisayana, Aitashayana, Aitishayana, Akashashayana, Akashayana, Alasayana, Amalakarasayana, Amritarasayana, Amtarikshayana, Anantashayana, Angaravakshayana, Anjasayana.
Full-text (+1884): Shayanaka, Utpadashayana, Kelishayana, Paryayashayana, Sindhushayana, Abdhishayana, Seyana, Shayanasthana, Shayanaspada, Atishayana, Shayanaracana, Jalashayana, Kusumashayana, Shayanaikadashi, Pravatashayana, Shayanasana, Shmashana, Mayana, Abhivrit, Randrya.
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