Tiryagyoni, Tiryanc-yoni, Tiryanyoni: 13 definitions


Tiryagyoni means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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»] — Tiryagyoni in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Tiryagyoni (तिर्यग्योनि) refers to the “domain of animal” according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XX). Accordingly, “When the Bodhisattva cultivates generosity (dāna),... He knows clearly that an immoral (duḥśīla) person who strikes, beats or imprisons, but who practices generosity, nevertheless has broken the law to obtain wealth, is reborn among the elephants (hastin), horses (aśva) and oxen (go-); while taking on an animal existence (tiryagyoni-saṃsthāna) where he is burdened down with loads, beaten, fettered and used as a mount, he will always have good shelter, be well-fed and will be respected (gurukṛta) by men who will take good care of him”.

Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Tiryagyoni (तिर्यग्योनि) refers to “animals”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[Characteristics of behavior of all beings] [...] The behaviour’s essence, essential character, the essential character of cause, the essential character of condition, the essential character of productive cause, the essential character of combination, the essential character of difference, the essential character of discordance, the essential character of passion, the essential character of aversion, the essential character of delusion, the essential character of the three together, the essential character of hell-beings, the essential character of animals (tiryagyoni) [...]—he knows all the essential characters of behavior truly as they are, and there is no fault at all in his understanding”.

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Tiryagyonig (तिर्यग्योनिग्) refers to “animals”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [As the Bhagavān teaches a pacification ritual]: “A pacification rite should be performed at four places in the field. One should offer barley, sesame, mustard seed and rice grain anointed with ghee; there will be great peace. Furthermore, even animals (tiryagyoni-gata) are unable to cause harm. This dhāraṇī should be written down according to the complete offering manual. [...]”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tiryagyoni in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tiryagyōni (तिर्यग्योनि).—a S Born of or as an animal. 2 Applied severally to the three classes, rākṣasa, piśāca, dēva, because, according to popular understanding, these are exempt in their natural constitution from the element earth.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Tiryagyoni (तिर्यग्योनि).—f. animal creation or race; तिर्यग्योनौ च जायते (tiryagyonau ca jāyate) Manusmṛti 4.2.

Derivable forms: tiryagyoniḥ (तिर्यग्योनिः).

Tiryagyoni is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tiryañc and yoni (योनि).

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

Tiryagyoni (तिर्यग्योनि) or Tiryyagyoni.—mfn. (-niḥ-niḥ-ni) Born of or as an animal. E. tiryac, and yoni place of birth.

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

Tiryaṅyoni (तिर्यङ्योनि).—f. the womb of a brute animal, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 200. Duryº, i. e.

Tiryaṅyoni is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tiryañc and yoni (योनि).

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

Tiryagyoni (तिर्यग्योनि).—[feminine] the womb of an animal; condition or race of animals (incl. plants), organic nature.

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

1) Tiryagyoni (तिर्यग्योनि):—[=tiryag-yoni] [from tiryag > tiraḥ] f. the womb of an animal, animal creation, organic nature (including plants), [Manu-smṛti iv, 200; Mahābhārata xiii; Rāmāyaṇa vii, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. born of or as an animal, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Tiryagyoni (तिर्यग्योनि):—[tirya-gyoni] (niḥ-niḥ-ni) a. Of the brute kind, brute-born.

[Sanskrit to German]

Tiryagyoni 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»] — Tiryagyoni in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tiryagyōni (ತಿರ್ಯಗ್ಯೋನಿ):—[noun] = ತಿರ್ಯಗ್ಜಾತಿ [tiryagjati].

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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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