Tiryagayana, Tiryac-ayana: 4 definitions



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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tiryagayana (तिर्यगयन).—the annual revolution of the sun.

Derivable forms: tiryagayanam (तिर्यगयनम्).

Tiryagayana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tiryac and ayana (अयन). See also (synonyms): tiryañcāyana.

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

Tiryagayana (तिर्यगयन):—[=tiryag-ayana] [from tiryag > tiraḥ] n. ‘horizontal course’, the sun’s annual revolution (opposed to its diurnal revolution in which it rises and sets vertically) See tairyagayanika.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Tiryagayana (तिर्यगयन):—(tiryañc + ayana) n. der wagerechte Gang, der jährliche Sonnenumlauf im Gegens. zum Tagesumlauf der Sonne, wobei sie auf und untergeht; vgl. tairyagayanika .

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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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