Tiryagyoni, aka: Tiryanc-yoni; 4 Definition(s)


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)

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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: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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

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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.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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-English dictionary

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

Derivable forms: tiryagyoniḥ (तिर्यग्योनिः).

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

Source: DDSA: The practical 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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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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