Vayana, Vāyana: 14 definitions

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Vayana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vāyana : (nt.) blowing; spreading of a smell.

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

Vāyana, (nt.) (fr. , vāyati2) blowing VbhA. 71 (upari°vāta). (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

vāyaṇa (वायण).—n C (Commonly vāīṇa or न) A stonemortar.

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vāyana (वायन).—n (S) Fruits, sweetmeats &c. presented on occasions, by persons under some religious observance, to Brahmans or to women having husbands.

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vāyana (वायन).—n C (Usually vāīna) A stone-mortar.

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

vāyana (वायन).—n A stone-mortar; See vāṇa.

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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

Vayana (वयन).—Weaving.

Derivable forms: vayanam (वयनम्).

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Vāyana (वायन).—

1) A present of sweetmeats made to a deity, particularly to a Brāhmaṇa, on festive occasions; observance of fasts &c.

2) A kind of perfume.

Derivable forms: vāyanam (वायनम्).

See also (synonyms): vāyanaka.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vayana (वयन).—nt. (so also Mironov; [Boehtlingk and Roth] vāyana), a kind of perfume or incense: Mahāvyutpatti 6248 = Tibetan rgya spos, Chinese perfume or incense. [For vayana as v.l. for vāyana, see this.]

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Vāyana (वायन).—nt. (recorded once in Sanskrit, [Boehtlingk] 7.373 °na-kriyā, weaving-activity), (1) (act of) weaving: paṭa-vāyana (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 57.27, 29; 59.27; (2) causing (a weaver) to weave (a robe for himself; a sin for a monk): Mahāvyutpatti 8409 = Tibetan ḥthag tu ḥjug pa, causing to weave; refers to the rule of Pali Vin. iii.256.26—27; var. vayanam, which Mironov adopts, but noting v.l. vāyanam; in view of the causative meaning, the ā-form seems likely to be right (compare vāpayati, Pali vāyāpeti); vayana is unrecorded except Sanskrit Gr. ([Boehtlingk and Roth]). [In Mahāvyutpatti 6248 [Boehtlingk] reads vāyana for vayana, q.v.]

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

Vayana (वयन).—n.

(-naṃ) Weaving.

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Vāyana (वायन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Sweetmeats or cakes, forming a light refreshment, which is not supposed to be any breach of a religious fast. 2. Sweetmeats or cakes, part of an offering to a deity, or prepared on particular occasions, as marriages, &c., and sent as presents to friends and acquaintances. E. to go, lyuṭ aff.; also with kan added vāyanaka n. (-kaṃ) .

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

Vāyana (वायन).—n. Sweetmeats.

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

1) Vayana (वयन):—[from vaya] n. the act of weaving etc., [Vopadeva]

2) Vāyana (वायन):—n. sweetmeats or cakes which may be eaten during a religious feast, presents of sweetmeats etc. (forming part of an offering to a deity or prepared on festive occasions, such as marriages etc.), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Vāyana (वायन):—(naṃ) 1. n. Sweetmeats or cakes.

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Vayana 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

Vāyanā (वायना):—(nm) presents of sweetmeats (to relatives on the occasion of a marriage, etc.).

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Vayaṇa (वयण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Vadana.

2) Vayaṇa (वयण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vacana.

3) Vāyaṇa (वायण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vācana.

4) Vāyaṇa (वायण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vādana.

5) Vāyaṇā (वायणा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vācanā.

Vāyaṇā has the following synonyms: Vāyaṇayā.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vāyana (ವಾಯನ):—[noun] a gift given on auspicious occasions to a Brahmaṇ, a woman whose husband is alive, 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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