Tiryaggati, Tiryanc-gati: 7 definitions



Tiryaggati means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Tiryaggati in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Tiryaggati (तिर्यग्गति) or simply Tiryañc refers to the “animal realm” according to the “world of transmigration” section in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXVII).—The Bodhisattva sees the animals (tiryak) undergoing all the torments: they are made to gallop by blows of the whip or stick; they are made to make long journeys carrying burdens; their harness is damaged; they are branded with hot iron. People who, in their former lives, have trussed them up, whipped them or been guilty of crimes of this kind, assume the animal form of an elephant (haja), a horse (aśva), a cow (go), a sheep (eḍaka) or a deer (mṛga).

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tiryaggati in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tiryaggati (तिर्यग्गति).—transmigration of animals.

Derivable forms: tiryaggatiḥ (तिर्यग्गतिः).

Tiryaggati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tiryañc and gati (गति). See also (synonyms): tiryañcagati.

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

Tiryaggati (तिर्यग्गति).—[feminine] condition of a beast.

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

Tiryaggati (तिर्यग्गति):—[=tiryag-gati] [from tiryag > tiraḥ] f. the state of an animal in transmigration, [Mahābhārata iii, 1166]

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Tiryaggati 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tiryaggati in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tiryaggati (ತಿರ್ಯಗ್ಗತಿ):—[noun] the stage of being in a brute, as one of the four classes, considered as the stage of irrationality.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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