Vidaya, Vidāya: 5 definitions


Vidaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vidāya (विदाय).—

1) Giving farewell (Persian word).

2) A division.

Derivable forms: vidāyaḥ (विदायः).

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

1) Vidāya (विदाय):—[=vi-dāya] [from vi-dā] m. division, distribution, [Pañcav.] ([varia lectio])

2) [v.s. ...] permission to go away, dismissal with good wishes (in this sense perhaps not a Saṃskṛt word; cf. وداع).

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Vidaya 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Vīḍaya (वीडय) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Vrīḍaka.

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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

Viḍāya (ವಿಡಾಯ):—

1) [noun] showy display or behaviour (of a girl or woman) for getting meṇs attention and admiration.

2) [noun] splendid display, as of wealth, knowledge, etc.; pretentiousness; ostentation.

3) [noun] the condition of being excited from joy, characterised by stirred up action, movement, behaviour, etc.

4) [noun] manner or style of one’s behaviour, action, etc. of a person, usu. prompted by arrogance, pride, etc.

5) [noun] the quality of an object that gives pleasure to a person looking it; beauty.

6) [noun] pride a) an unduly high opinion of oneself; exaggerated self-esteem; conceit; b) haughty behavior resulting from this; arrogance.

7) [noun] any skillful method or procedure used to achieve an end; tactics.

8) [noun] a false idea or conception; belief or opinion not in accord with the facts; illusion.

9) [noun] a group of persons or things gathered together; an assemblage.

10) [noun] the feeling, attitude or expression of disdaining; aloof contempt or scorn; desdain.

11) [noun] the quality or state of having more than sufficient or required quanity; abundance.

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Vidāya (ವಿದಾಯ):—[noun] a formal sending of or being sent (from a place, employment, any sphere of activity, etc.); a farewell.

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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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