Taya: 5 definitions


Taya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Taya (तय).—tad. affix तयप् (tayap) applied to a numeral (संख्या (saṃkhyā)) in the sense of अवयविन् (avayavin) or 'possessed of parts'; e. g. पञ्च अवयवा अस्य पञ्चतयम्, दशतयम्, चतुष्टयी (pañca avayavā asya pañcatayam, daśatayam, catuṣṭayī); cf. Kas. on P. V. 2.42. अय (aya) is substituted for तय (taya) optionally after the numerals द्वि (dvi) and त्रि (tri) and necessarily after उभ (ubha); cf. P. V. 2.43-44.

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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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

taya : (nt.) a triad.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Taya, (nt.) (Sk. trayaṃ triad, cp. trayī; see also tāvatiṃsa) a triad, in ratana-ttaya the triad of gems (the Buddha, the Norm. & the Community) see ratana; e.g. PvA. 1, 49, 141.—piṭaka-ttaya the triad of the Piṭakas SnA 328. (Page 297)

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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Taya (तय).—

1) Protection.

2) A protector; Ki.15.2.

Derivable forms: tayaḥ (तयः).

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

Taya (तय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yī-yaṃ) Who or what protects. m.

(-yaḥ) Protection. E. taya, and ac aff.

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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. 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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