Steyin: 8 definitions
Steyin 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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Steyin (स्तेयिन्) refers to a “thief”, according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, as the Goddess said to Bhairava: “[...] O god, the (liberated) skyfaring state arises by worshipping (that one reality whose) body is without stain. You are all things and, ever free, you are not bound by Karma. The murderer of Brahmins, women and cows, the thief [i.e., steyin], one who sleeps in the teacher's bed (with his wife) and those other extremely cruel people who commit very terrible sins, as many as a heap as great as Meru in this ocean of fettered existence, are free from all sins by just remembering you”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
1) A thief, robber.
2) A goldsmith.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Steyin (स्तेयिन्).—m. (-yī) 1. A goldsmith. 2. A thief. E. steya theft, ini aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Steyin (स्तेयिन्).—i. e. steya + in, m. A thief, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 235.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Steyin (स्तेयिन्).—[masculine] thief, robber.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Steyin (स्तेयिन्):—[from stai] m. a thief, robber, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] a mouse, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] a goldsmith, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Steyin (स्तेयिन्):—(yī) 5. m. A goldsmith; a thief.
[Sanskrit to German]
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: Suvarnasteyin.
Full-text: Steyi, Suvarnasteyin.
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The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CCXXXI - Expiatory Penances < [Dhanvantari Samhita]