Shrayaniya, Śrayaṇīya: 3 definitions



Shrayaniya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Śrayaṇīya can be transliterated into English as Srayaniya or Shrayaniya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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

Śrayaṇīya (श्रयणीय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) To be defended or sheltered. E. śri to serve, anīyar aff.

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

1) Śrayaṇīya (श्रयणीय):—[from śraya] mfn. to be had recourse to, to be depended on [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

2) [v.s. ...] to be sheltered or protected, [ib.]

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

Śrayaṇīya (श्रयणीय):—[(yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) a.] That may be defended or sheltered.

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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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