Vainya: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vainya (वैन्य).—Another name of emperor Pṛthu. (See under Pṛthu).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Vainya (वैन्य).—See Pṛthu; a mantrakṛt;1 introduced yajña in Vaivasvata epoch when Brahmā was Purohita.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 145. 100; Vāyu-purāṇa 1. 33; 59. 97.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 73. 72-73.

1b) A son of Vena (s.v.), got by ṛṣis from his arms;1 story of, narrated in detail;2 milking of the earth by.3

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 94.
  • 2) Ib. 62. 103-193.
  • 3) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 1. 105.

1c) A branch of the Bhārgavas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 1. 100.
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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.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Vainya (वैन्य), ‘descendant of Vena’, is the patronymic of the mythic Pṛthi, Pṛthī, or Pṛthu.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vaiṇya (वैण्य).—m.

(-ṇyaḥ) A name of Prit'Hu, the fifth sovereign of the solar race. E. veṇa the father of this monarch, and yañ aff.; also read vainya.

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

Vaiṇya (वैण्य).—i. e. veṇa + ya, patronym., m. The son of Veṇa, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 269.

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Vainya (वैन्य).—i. e. vena + ya, patronym., m. 1. The king Pṛthu, the son of Vena (ŚKd.). 2. The name of a deity(?), [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 97; 99.

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

Vainya (वैन्य).—[masculine] patron. from Vena.

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

1) Vaiṇya (वैण्य):—[wrong reading] for vainya.

2) Vainya (वैन्य):—m. (less correctly spelt vaiṇya) [patronymic] [from] vena (also [plural]), Name of Pṛthi or Pṛthī or Pṛthu, [Ṛg-veda; Brāhmaṇa] etc.

3) Name of a deity (?), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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

Vaiṇya (वैण्य):—(ṇyaḥ) 1. m. A name of Prithu, 5th king of the solar race.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vainya 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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