Vahya, Vāhya, Vāhyā: 15 definitions
Vahya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Vahy.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1a) Vāhyā (वाह्या).—A river from the Sahya hills.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 29.
1b) A tribe.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 35.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Dharmashastra (religious law)
Vāhya (वह्य) refers to “what is driven” (the horse and so forth). The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (See the Manubhāṣya 8.151)
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Vahya (वह्य) denotes in the Rigveda and the Atharvaveda a ‘couch’ or ‘bed’ of a comfortable kind used by women.
Languages of India and abroad
vāhya (वाह्य).—a S (Possible, purposed, necessary, or occurring) to be carried or borne; carryable, conveyable, portable.
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vāhyā (वाह्या).—& vāhyācī avaṭī See vāyā & vāyācī avaṭī.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
vāhya (वाह्य).—a Carriable, portable.
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.
1) A carriage.
2) A vehicle or conveyance in general; तेन वह्येन हन्तासि त्वमर्यं पुरुषाशिनाम् (tena vahyena hantāsi tvamaryaṃ puruṣāśinām) Bhaṭṭikāvya 6.51.
-hyā The wife of a Muni.
Derivable forms: vahyam (वह्यम्).
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1) See बाह्य (bāhya).
2) a. Dwawn, driven, conveyed; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.193.21.
-hyaḥ A beast of burden, an ox &c.
-hyam A carriage.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-hyaṃ) 1. A vehicle, a conveyance of any sort. 2. A cart. f.
(-hyā) The wife of a Muni or saint. E. vah to bear, aff. yat .
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Vāhya (वाह्य) or Bāhya.—mfn.
(-hyaḥ-hyā-hyaṃ) 1. To be carried or borne. 2. Outer, external. n.
(-hyaṃ) A carriage, a vehicle. m.
(-hyaḥ) A beast of burthen, an ox, a horse, &c. E. vah to bear, aff. ṇyat, or vahir external, yañ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vahya (वह्य).—[vah + ya], I. n. 1. A vehicle in general. 2. A cart. Ii. f. yā, The wife of a Muni.
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Vāhya (वाह्य).—i. e. vahis + ya, adj. 1. Outer, external, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 72, 5 (sa-vāhya -antar-ātman, Body and soul, the whole being); [Pañcatantra] 60, 7 (tava vyavasāya -vāhyaṃ kutas teṣāṃ māṃsādanam, How will they be able to feed on flesh except by thy exertion?). 2. Foreign, a foreigner, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 293. 3. An outcaste, one of a low tribe, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 28; 30. 4. Abl. yāt, From without, [Pañcatantra] 193, 14. Cf. vah.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vahya (वह्य).—[adjective] fit to draw or carry; [neuter] portable bed, litter.
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Vāhya (वाह्य).—[adjective] what is carried, drawn, ridden, borne on (—°). [neuter] beast for draught or riding, vehicle i.[grammar]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vahya (वह्य):—[from vah] mfn. fit to bear or to be borne or to draw or to be drawn etc., [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra]
2) Vahyā (वह्या):—[from vahya > vah] f. the wife of a Muni, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) Vahya (वह्य):—[from vah] n. a portable bed, litter, palanquin, [Atharva-veda]
4) Vāhya (वाह्य):—[from vāh] mfn. (cf. bāhya) to be (or being) drawn or driven or ridden or borne (‘by or on’ [compound]), [Harivaṃśa; Pañcatantra; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
5) Vāhyā (वाह्या):—[from vāhya > vāh] f. Name of a river, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]
6) Vāhya (वाह्य):—[from vāh] n. any vehicle or beast of burden, an ox, horse etc., [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vahya (वह्य):—(hyaṃ) 1. n. Any vehicle; a cart. f. Wife of a sage.
2) Vāhya (वाह्य):—[(hyaḥ-hyā-hyaṃ)] 1. n. A carriage. m. Beast of burden. a. That may be borne; outward.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Vāhya (वाह्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vajjha.
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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.
Vāhya (वाह्य) [Also spelled vahy]:—(a) worth being or to be carried/borne; see [bāhya]; hence ~[tā] (nf).
Vāhya (ವಾಹ್ಯ):—[adjective] that is to be carried, conveyed.
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1) [noun] any vehicle used for carrying a burden or conveying people.
2) [noun] any drafting animal.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Vahyaka, Vahyakayani, Vahyaki, Vahyali, Vahyalibhu, Vahyalisu, Vahyamana, Vahyamaya, Vahyanaya, Vahyashivan, Vahyashva, Vahyaska, Vahyaskayana, Vahyatas, Vahyatva, Vahyayana, Vahyayani, Vahyodara.
Ends with (+18): Abhivahya, Anirvahya, Anovahya, Antaritavahya, Apavahya, Asamvahya, Ativahya, Aupavahya, Avahya, Avivahya, Balavahya, Damavahya, Dharmavahya, Durvahya, Kambalavahya, Lokavahya, Mandavahya, Manushyavahya, Nauvahya, Nirvahya.
Full-text (+40): Vajjha, Anovahya, Rajavahya, Lokavahya, Abhivahya, Prishthavahya, Bahya, Balavahya, Vahyayani, Vahyatva, Anovahyam, Vedavahya, Apavahya, Nrivahya, Ativahya, Shivan, Avahya, Vishnuvahya, Samvahya, Vivahya.
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