Udayanacarya, Udayanācārya, Udayana-acarya: 4 definitions



Udayanacarya 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 Udayanacharya.

In Hinduism

Nyaya (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Udayanacarya in Nyaya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories

Udayanācārya (उदयनाचार्य) or Udayana, also known as Udayakara was one of the greatest Naiyāyikas. He flourished after Vācaspati Miśra. Udayana was the last of Naiyāyikas who belong to the old school of Nyāya (Prācīnanyāya).

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Nyaya (न्याय, nyaya) refers to a school of Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. The Nyaya philosophy is known for its theories on logic, methodology and epistemology, however, it is closely related with Vaisheshika in terms of metaphysics.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Udayanācārya (उदयनाचार्य).—Name of a philosopher and author of several works.

Derivable forms: udayanācāryaḥ (उदयनाचार्यः).

Udayanācārya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms udayana and ācārya (आचार्य).

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

Udayanācārya (उदयनाचार्य):—[from ud-ayana > ud-i] m. Name of a philosopher and author of several works.

[Sanskrit to German]

Udayanacarya 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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