Vanya, Vanyā, Vānya, Vānyā: 15 definitions

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Vanya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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 Vany.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

1) Vanyā (वन्या) is another name for Mudgaparṇī, a medicinal plant identified with Vigna radiata (mung bean or green gram) from the Fabaceae, or “pea family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.34-36 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Vanyā and Mudgaparṇī, there are a total of fifteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

2) Vanyā (वन्या) is also mentioned as a synonym for Gopālakarkaṭī, a medicinal plant possibly identified as a variety of Airvāru or Karkaṭī, which is identified with Cucumis utilisimus (snake cucumber) from the Cucurbitaceae or “gourd” family of flowering plants, according to verse 3.110-112.

3) Vanyā (वन्या) is another name for Miśreyā, an unidentified medicinal plant possibly identified with Foeniculum vulgare (synonym Foeniculum capillaceum) or “fennel”, from the Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) or “carrot family” of flowering plants, according to verse 4.14-19. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Also see Śatāhvā. Together with the names Vanyā and Miśreyā, there are a total of fifteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

Veterinary Medicine (The study and treatment of Animals)

Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Vanya (वन्य) refers to a “wild pigeon” and is a synonym (another name) for the Pigeon (Kapota), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

Source: archive.org: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Vānya (वान्य) refers to “birds”, according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “[...] Why hawking (śyenapātā) is hunting? Is it following the hent of the birds’ (vānya) inclination or that of others [svairaṃ vānyasya vā bhavet]? If you say it is according to the inclination of the wild birds themselves, in that case the term mṛgayā or hunting would be meaningless. If you say the term is applicable, as the hare-hawk captures animals, then why not apply it in the case of lions and others catching their prey? [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Vanya in India is the name of a plant defined with Abrus precatorius in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Abrus squamulosus E. Mey. (among others).

2) Vanya is also identified with Lobelia nicotianaefolia It has the synonym Lobelia nicotianifolia B. Heyne (etc.).

3) Vanya is also identified with Vigna trilobata It has the synonym Dolichos kosyunensis Hosok. (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Kew Bulletin (1970)
· Contributions from the United States National Herbarium (1905)
· Annales des Sciences Naturelles (Paris) (1826)
· Economic Botany (1990)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2000)
· Cytologia (1989)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vanya (वन्य).—a S Produced in or belonging or relating to a wood; sylvan, wild, uncultivated, undomesticated &c.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vanya (वन्य).—a Produced in or belonging to a wood; wild.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vanya (वन्य).—a. [vane-bhavaḥ yat]

1) Belonging to, growing or produced in, woods, wild; कल्पवित् कल्पयामास वन्यामेवास्य संविधाम् (kalpavit kalpayāmāsa vanyāmevāsya saṃvidhām) R.1.94; वन्यानां मार्गशाखिनाम् (vanyānāṃ mārgaśākhinām) 45,88.

2) Savage, not tamed or domesticated; वन्यान् विनेष्यन्निव दुष्टसत्त्वान् (vanyān vineṣyanniva duṣṭasattvān) R. 2.8,37;5.43.

3) Wooden.

-nyaḥ 1 A wild animal.

2) A wild plant.

3) A monkey; शतशो नैर्ऋतान् कन्या जघ्नुर्वन्यांश्च नैर्ऋताः । नैर्ऋतास्तत्र वध्यन्ते प्रायेण न तु वानराः (śataśo nairṛtān kanyā jaghnurvanyāṃśca nairṛtāḥ | nairṛtāstatra vadhyante prāyeṇa na tu vānarāḥ) || Rām. 3.287.29.

-nyam Forest-produce (such as fruits, roots, &c.); रामोऽपि सह वैदेह्या वने वन्येन वर्तयन् (rāmo'pi saha vaidehyā vane vanyena vartayan) R.12.2.

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Vanyā (वन्या).—

1) A large forest, a number of thickets.

2) A mass of water, flood, deluge.

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Vānya (वान्य).—a. Sylvan; Buddh.

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Vānyā (वान्या).—A multitude of groves or woods.

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

Vanya (वन्य).—mfn.

(-nyaḥ-nyā-nyaṃ) Forest, savage, wild, produced in a wood, &c. f.

(-nyā) 1. A multitude of groves. 2. A quantity of water, a flood, a deluge. 3. A plant, (Physalis flexuosa.) E. van a wood, &c., yat aff.

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Vānyā (वान्या).—f.

(-nyā) A multitude of groves or thickets. E. vana a wood, yañ aff. of multitude; also with yat aff. vanyā .

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

Vanya (वन्य).—i. e. vana + ya, I. adj. Produced in, or by, a wood, [Pañcatantra] 216, 10; wild, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 6, 12. Ii. f. . 1. A multitude of groves. 2. A quantity of water, a flood. Iii. n. Wild fruit, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 52, 51; 53, 24.

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Vānyā (वान्या).—i. e. vana + ya, f. A multitude of groves.

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

Vanya (वन्य).—adj. living or growing in woods, sylvan, wild, wooden; [masculine] wild animal, (also [neuter]) wild plant.

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Vānyā (वान्या).—[feminine] a cow whose calf is dead.

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

1) Vanya (वन्य):—[from van] mf(ā)n. growing or produced or existing in a forest, wild, savage, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] greenish (?), [Atharva-veda vi, 2]

3) [v.s. ...] being or existing in woods (said of Agni), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā]

4) [v.s. ...] made of wood, wooden, [Ṛg-veda]

5) [v.s. ...] m. a wild animal, [Rāmāyaṇa; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

6) [v.s. ...] a wild plant, [Rāmāyaṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] Name of [particular] wild plants (= Arundo Bengalensis; varāhī-kanda; vana-śūraṇa), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] a Buddhist novice, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

9) Vanyā (वन्या):—[from vanya > van] f. a multitude of groves, large forest, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] abundance of water, a flood, deluge, [Kṛṣisaṃgraha]

11) [v.s. ...] Name of various plants (Physalis Flexuosa; Abrus Precatorius; a kind of Curcuma; a kind of gourd or cucumber; a kind of Cyperus; dill), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

12) Vanya (वन्य):—[from van] n. anything grown in a wood the fruit or roots of wild plants, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

13) [v.s. ...] = tvaca, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. also cakṣur-v and a-jīta-punar-vaṇya).

14) Vānya (वान्य):—[from vāna] mf(ā)n. relating to a wood, sylvan, [Baudhāyana-dharma-śāstra]

15) Vānyā (वान्या):—[from vānya > vāna] a f. See next.

16) [v.s. ...] 1. vānyā f. (for 2. See p. 941, col. 1) a dense wood or a collection of woods, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

17) 2. vānyā f. (for 1. See p. 940, col. 3) a cow whose calf is dead, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa] (cf. api-, abhi-, ni-v).

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

1) Vanya (वन्य):—[(nyaḥ-nyā-nyaṃ) a.] Wild. f. Many groves; much water.

2) Vānyā (वान्या):—(nyā) 1. f. A multitude of groves or thickets.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vanya 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vanya (वन्य) [Also spelled vany]:—(a) wild, born in a forest; savage; —[pakṣī] a wild bird; —[paśu] a wild beast.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vanya (ವನ್ಯ):—

1) [adjective] forest-grown.

2) [adjective] wild; cruel.

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Vanya (ವನ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] any wild animal.

2) [noun] (fig.) a person who is brutal or very stupid, gross, sensual, etc.

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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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