Vayo, Vāyo: 6 definitions


Vayo means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary


Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

See Mahabhuta rupas

1. supportiveness, pressure or movement

2. Vayo is the nature that pushes or pulls materials together. It is compressibility repressibility. It is supportiveness through pressure. It is movement. It is motion. It is resilience. The true nature of vayo can be sensed through the body.

Source: Pali Kanon: Introducing Buddhist Abhidhamma

lit: 'motion or resistance to motion'; Property of matter (rupa).

context information

Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vāyo : the form taken by vāya (in cpds.)

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

Vāyo, (nt.) (for vāyu, in analogy to āpo & tejo, with which frequently enumerated) wind D. III, 268 (°kasiṇa); M. I, 1, 424=A. IV, 375; A. V, 7, 318, 353 sq. (°saññā); S. III, 207; Vism. 172 (°kasiṇa), 350 (def.). On vāyo as t. t. for mobility, mobile principle (one of the 4 elements) see Cpd. 3, 270; Dhs. translation § 962.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vayo (वयो):—[from vayas] in [compound] for 3. vayas.

context information

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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