Syat, Syāt: 7 definitions


Syat means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Syāt (स्यात्).—ind. (Strictly 3rd. pers. sing. of the Potential of as 'to be') It may be, perhaps, per chance.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Syāt (स्यात्) or Siyāti.—(as in Pali, AMg. siyā; in only Jain Sanskrit, see [Boehtlingk and Roth]), perhaps; common at end of Jātaka stories, usually: syāt khalu (punar) bhikṣavaḥ yuṣmākam (rarely omitted) evam asyā (or asyāt), it may be, however, monks, that you may have the idea…, Mahāvastu ii.64.2; 68.13; 72.4, 8, 10; 81.17; 83.7; 89.1, 3, 6; 94.5, 8; 113.16; 114.3; 176.15; 219.4; iii.76.18, and often in Mahāvastu; so in Mahāvastu i.45.1, 5, 8, 11, read siyāti (§ 29.41; Senart siyā ti) punar…evam asya syāt; yasyeha pariśeṣaṃ syān (so mss. ii.3.7, in i.199.9 syā) nārīye (°yo) jīvitaṃ bhavet Mahāvastu i.199.9 = ii.3.7 (verse), of what woman there may be perchance remaining in this world a life (of ten months and seven days); Senart reads syā in both places and takes it for the pronoun asyāḥ, which seems to me impossible (§ 21.84).

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

Syāt (स्यात्).—Ind. It may be perhaps, perchance, &c.; implying doubt, as syādasti, syānnāsti it may be, it may not be. E. The verbal conditional form used as a particle, or third person singular of the potential of as .

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

Syāt (स्यात्):—ind. (3. sg. [Potential] of √1. as) it may be, perhaps, perchance ([especially] used in Jaina works and occurring in 7 formulas, viz. 1. syād asti, ‘perhaps it is [under certain circumstances]’; 2. syān nāsti, ‘perh° it is not, etc.’; 3. syād asti ca nāsti ca, ‘perh° it is and is not [under certain circumstances]’; 4. syād avaktavyaḥ, ‘perh° it is not expressible in words’; 5. syād asti cāvaktavyaḥ, ‘perhaps it is and is not expressible in words’; 6. syān nāsti cāvaktavyaḥ, ‘perhaps it is not and is and is not expressible in words’; 7. syād asti ca nāsti cāvaktavyaḥ), [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Syāt (स्यात्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Siā.

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Syat 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Syāt (स्यात्):—(ind) perhaps.

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