Viyat: 7 definitions


Viyat means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Viyat (वियत्).—Zero. Note: Viyat is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Viyat.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘cypher’. Note: viyat is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viyat (वियत्).—a. Passing away, vanishing; कुटुम्बपोषाय वियन्निजायुर्न बुध्यतेऽर्थं विहतं प्रमत्तः (kuṭumbapoṣāya viyannijāyurna budhyate'rthaṃ vihataṃ pramattaḥ) Bhāg.7.6.14;9.21.3. -n. The sky, atmosphere, ether; पश्योदग्रप्लुतत्वाद्वियति बहुतरं स्तोकमुर्व्यां प्रयाति (paśyodagraplutatvādviyati bahutaraṃ stokamurvyāṃ prayāti) Ś.1.7. R.13.4; हंसपङ्क्तिरपि नाथ संप्रति प्रस्थिता वियति मानसं प्रति (haṃsapaṅktirapi nātha saṃprati prasthitā viyati mānasaṃ prati) Ghaṭakarpara.

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

Viyat (वियत्).—n. (-yat) Sky, heaven, æther, atmosphere. E. vi privative, yam to refrain or cause, aff. kvip and tuk final.

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

Viyat (वियत्).—[Causative] arrange; do penance; vex, harass.

Viyat is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vi and yat (यत्).

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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. 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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