Vyadha, Vyādha: 14 definitions
Vyadha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.
Dharmashastra (religious law)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
Vyādha (व्याध) refers to “fowlers” (someone specialised in forest traps). When disputes arise regarding the boundaries of villeges, and in the absence of original inhabitants of neighbouring villages, the King may choose these ‘fowlers’ to act as witnesses. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (See the Manubhāṣya, verse 8.260)
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Vyādha (व्याध).—A hunter who attained permanent fame.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 72. 21.
Vyādha (व्याध) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIV.8.17, XIV.8) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vyādha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
vyādha : (m.) huntsman.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Vyādha, (fr. vyadh: see vedha & vijjhati) a huntsman, deer-hunter Mhvs 10, 89 (read either vyādha-deva god of the h.; or vyādhi° demon of maladies); 10, 95. (Page 654)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
vyādha (व्याध).—m S A hunter or huntsman. Hence the star Sirius. See lubdhaka.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
vyādha (व्याध).—m A hunter or huntsman
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Piercing, splitting, hitting; विदधति जनतामनः शरव्यव्यधपटुमन्मथचापनादशङ्काम् (vidadhati janatāmanaḥ śaravyavyadhapaṭumanmathacāpanādaśaṅkām) Śi.7.24.
2) Smiting, wounding, striking.
4) A stroke, wound.
Derivable forms: vyadhaḥ (व्यधः).
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1) A hunter, fowler (by caste or profession).
2) A wicked or low man.
Derivable forms: vyādhaḥ (व्याधः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-dhaḥ) 1. Perforating, piercing. 2. Striking, smiting. E. vyadh to strike, &c., aff. ac .
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(-dhaḥ) 1. A hunter, one who lives by killing deer, &c. 2. A low or wicked man. E. vyadh to pierce, ṇa aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vyadha (व्यध).—[vyadh + a], I. m. 1. Piercing, Kāvya [prologue.] 100, 9. 2. Striking. Ii. f. dhā, Bleeding, [Suśruta] 1, 362, 5.
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Vyādha (व्याध).—i. e. vyadh + a, m. 1. A hunter, [Pañcatantra] 147, 11. 2. A low or wicked man.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vyadha (व्यध).—[masculine] piercing, hitting, perforation.
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Vyādha (व्याध).—[masculine] hunter, [abstract] tā; p. dhin.
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Vyādhā (व्याधा).—[Passive] be divided, be separated from ([ablative]); be uncomfortable or ill.
Vyādhā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vyā and dhā (धा).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vyadha (व्यध):—[from vyadh] m. piercing, hitting, striking, a stroke, wound, [Śiśupāla-vadha]
2) [v.s. ...] cutting, opening (of a vein), [Suśruta]
3) Vyadhā (व्यधा):—[from vyadha > vyadh] f. bleeding, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
4) Vyādha (व्याध):—[from vyadh] a m. ‘one who pierces or wounds’, a hunter, one who lives by killing deer (said to be the son of a Kṣatriya by a low-caste mother), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.
5) [v.s. ...] a low man, wicked person, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) b etc. See √vyadh, p.1031.
7) Vyādhā (व्याधा):—[=vy-ā-dhā] -√1. dhā -dhīyate to be separated or divided, [Brāhmaṇa];
—to be out of health, feel unwell, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad]
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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