Tiryac: 3 definitions


Tiryac 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Tiryach.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Tiryac (तिर्यच्) or Tiryyac.—or tiryañc mfn. (tiryaṅ tiraścī tiryak) Moving tortuously, going crookedly or awry, (the neuter is also used adverbially: see tiryak m. (-ryaṅ) 1. An animal, a quadruped. 2. A bird, or any animal moving tortuously. f. (-ryañcī) The female of an animal, a beast or bird. E. tiras crookedly, añc to go, affix kvip.

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

Tiryac (तिर्यच्):—[tiryyañja (tiryyaṅ-tiraścī-tiryyak) a.] Moving tortuously; an animal; a bird. f. ryyañcī.

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

Tiryac (तिर्यच्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Tiria, Tiriaṃca, Tirikkha, Tiriccha.

context information

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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