Vaya, Vāya: 15 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Vaya (वय).—Crows, to eat the piṇḍa in srāddha.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 16. 53; 39. 6; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 5. 47.

1b) A name of Hari.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VII. 12. 26.
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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Vaya (वय).—tad. affix वय (vaya) applied to the word दु (du) in the sense of मान (māna) (a peculiar product); e.g. द्रुवयम् (druvayam); cf. माने वयः (māne vayaḥ) P. IV. 3.162.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Vaya (वय):—Age it is defined as the state of body correspondence to length of time, broadly divided in 3 stages, childhood, adulthood and old age.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vaya : (m.; nt.) (mano-group) age; loss; decay; expenditure. || vāya (m. nt.) (mano-group), the wind; air. See vāyo.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

1) Vaya, 2 (Sk. vyaya, vi+i; occasionally as vyaya in Pāli as well) 1. loss, want, expense (opp. āya) A. IV, 282 (bhogānaṃ); Sn. 739; PvA. 130.—avyayena safely D. I, 72. ‹-› 2. decay (opp. uppāda) D. II, 157=J. I, 392 (aniccā vata saṅkhārā uppāda-vaya-dhammino); S. IV, 28; A. I, 152, 299.

2) Vaya, 1 (& vayo) (nt.) (Vedic vayas vitality, age; to be distinguished from another vayas meaning “fowl. ” The latter is probably meant at Dhtp 232 (& Dhtm 332) with definition “gamane. ” The etym. of vayo (age) is connected with Sk. vīra=Lat. vir. man, hero, vīs strength; Gr. i)ζ sinew, i)/fios strong; Sk. vīḍayati to make fast, also veśati; whereas vayas (fowl) corresponds with Sk. vayasa (bird) & viḥ to Gr. ai)etόs eagle, oi)wnόs bird of prey, Lat. avis bird) age, especially young age, prime, youth; meaning “old age” when characterized as such or contrasted to youth (the ord. term for old age being jarā). Three “ages” or “periods of life” are usually distinguished, viz. paṭhama° youth, majjhima° middle age, pacchima° old age, e.g. at J. I, 79; Vism. 619; DhA. III, 133.—vayo anuppatta one who has attained old age, old D. I, 48 (=pacchima-vayaṃ anuppatta DA. I, 143); Sn. pp. 50, 92.—Cp. Dh. 260; J. I, 138 (vayo-harā kesā); Vism. 619 (the 3 vayas with subdivisions into dasakas or decades of life); Mhvs 2, 26 (ekūnatiṃso vayasā 29 years of age); PvA. 5 (paṭhama-vaye when quite young), 36 (id.; just grown up). In cpds. vaya°.

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Vāya, (fr. , vāyati1) weaving PvA. 112 (tunna°). See tanta°. (Page 609)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vaya (वय).—n (S) Age, time of life, period of life attained. vayānta yēṇēṃ To come of age; to arrive at puberty. vayānta hōṇēṃ To be of age or in one's prime. vayō- dharmānēṃ By the virtue or influence of one's age.

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vaya (वय).—f (Or vaī or vai) A hedge or fence. For other senses and for vayakāṭhī see under vai.

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vāyā (वाया).—m A semicylindrical or semitubular wire of gold or silver. v ṭhōka.

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

vaya (वय).—n Age, time, of life. vayānta yēṇēṃ Come of age; arrive at puberty. vayānta hōṇēṃ Be of age. f A hedge.

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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

Vaya (वय).—A weaver.

Derivable forms: vayaḥ (वयः).

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Vāya (वाय).—[ve-ghañ] Weaving, sewing.

Derivable forms: vāyaḥ (वायः).

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

Vāya (वाय).—m.

(-yaḥ) Weaving. E. ve to weave, ghañ aff.

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

Vāya (वाय).—i. e. ve + a, m. Weaving.

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

Vayā (वया).—1. [feminine] bough, branch; race, family.

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Vayā (वया).—2. [feminine] strengthening, refreshment.

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

1) Vaya (वय):—m. ([from] √ve) one who weaves, a weaver, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Vayā (वया):—[from vayas] f. a branch, twig, [Ṛg-veda] (also [figuratively] = offspring, posterity)

3) [v.s. ...] vigour, strength, power (?), [ib. i, 165, 5.]

4) Vāya (वाय):—1. vāya m. ([from] √ve; cf. 1. vāpa) ‘weaving’ or ‘a weaver’ (See tantu-, tantra-, tunna-, vāso-v)

5) a thread, strap (See tiraścina-v).

6) 2. vāya m. (said to be) [patronymic] [from] vi, a bird, [Nirukta, by Yāska vi, 28.]

7) 3. vāya m. ([from] √) a leader, guide (See pada-vāya).

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

Vāya (वाय):—(yaḥ) 1. m. Weaving.

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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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