Vyadi, Vyāḍi: 12 definitions



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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Vyāḍi (व्याडि) is the name of a Brāhman, whose story is told in the ‘Story of Vararuci’, according to the Kathāsaritsśgara. Vyāḍi and another Brāhman (Indradatta) once visited Vararuci who lived together with his mother Vasudattā. They recited to him a Prātiśākhya and upon learning that Vararuci could remember any recitation by heart, they started narrating the tale of two Brāhman brothers.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Vyāḍi, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Vyādi (व्यादि) is the name of an important person (viz., an Ācārya or Kavi) mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—A famous grammarian, who known for his work on grammar named Saṃgraha, composed with one lacks śloka. According to the tenth chapter of Rājaśekhara’s Kāvyamīmāṃsā, his poetic examine place was Pātaliputra and there his pries abloom in whole country.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Kosha (encyclopedic lexicons)

Source: Shodhganga: Technical study of the dictionaries published in Sanskrit language since 1800 AD

Vyāḍi (व्याडि) was a famous lexicographer quoted by Hemacandra and others in their works. He flourished prior to the 5th C.A.D. No work of Vyādi is traceable, and all information on his work is available only from the quotations cited in the works of later lexicographers, like Hemacandra, or in the commentaries of Rayamukuta and Mahesvara on the Amarakosa. His lexicon was perhaps arranged in groups of synonyms and homonyms, the major part devoted to the synonyms. The voluminous nature of Vyadi's lexicon can be guessed from the lengthy quotations found in Abhidhānacintāmaṇi of Hemacandra.

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Kosha (कोश, kośa) refers to Sanskrit lexicons intended to provide additional information regarding technical terms used in religion, philosophy and the various sciences (shastra). The oldest extant thesaurus (kosha) dates to the 4th century AD.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Vyāḍi (व्याडि).—Name of an ancient grammarian with a sound scholarship in Vedic phonetics, accentuation, derivation of words and their interpretation. He is believed to have been a relative and contemporary of Panini and to have written a very scholarly vast volume on Sanskrit grammar named Samgraha which is believed to have consisted of a lac of verses; cf. संग्रहो व्याडि-कृतो लक्षसंख्यो ग्रन्थः (saṃgraho vyāḍi-kṛto lakṣasaṃkhyo granthaḥ) Nagesa's Uddyota; cf. also इह पुरा पाणिनीये अस्मिन्व्याकरणे व्याड्युपरचितं लक्षग्रन्थपरिमाणं निबन्धनमासीत् (iha purā pāṇinīye asminvyākaraṇe vyāḍyuparacitaṃ lakṣagranthaparimāṇaṃ nibandhanamāsīt) Vak. Pad. Tika. The work is not available at present. References to Vyadi or to his work are found in the Pratisakhya works, the Mahabhasya, the Varttikas, the Vakyapadiya and many subsequent treatises. A work on the Vyakarana Paribhasas, believed to have been written by Vyadi, is available by the name परिभाषासूचन (paribhāṣāsūcana) which from its style and other peculiarities seems to have been written after the Varttikas, but before the Mahabhasya. Vyadi is well-known to have been the oldest exponent of the doctrine that words denote an individual object and not the genus. For details see pp. 136-8, Vol. 7 Vyakarana -Mahabhasya D. E. Society's Edition.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vyāḍi (व्याडि).—Name of a celebrated grammarian.

Derivable forms: vyāḍiḥ (व्याडिः).

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

Vyāḍi (व्याडि).—m.

(-ḍiḥ) The name of a celebrated grammarian.

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

Vyāḍi (व्याडि).—m. The name of a grammarian, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 4, 108.

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

Vyāḍi (व्याडि).—[masculine] patron. of [several] men.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Vyāḍi (व्याडि) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—1) poet. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa] 2) grammarian. Quoted in Ṛkprātiśākhya 3, 14. 17. 6, 12. 13, 12. 15, in vārttika 45 to Pāṇini 1, 2, 64. 3) lexicographer. Quoted by Hemacandra Oxf. 185^b, by Maheśvara Oxf. 188^b, by Keśava Oxf. 189^b, by Puruṣottama in Hārāvalī, by Medinīkara, Ujjvaladatta and Rāyamukuṭa, by Bhānujī Oxf. 182^b, by Śivarāma on Vāsavadattā p. 74. 177, by Sundaragaṇi in Dhāturatnākara. 4) a medical author. Quoted in the Raseśvaradarśana of the Sarvadarśanasaṃgraha Oxf. 247^b, in Rasarājalakṣmī Oxf. 321^a, in Vāsudevānubhava W. p. 289.

2) Vyāḍi (व्याडि):—Prātiśākhyakārikā (?). See the colophon to L. 1492. Saṃgraha q. v.

3) Vyāḍi (व्याडि):—Jaṭālakṣaṇakārikāḥ.

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

Vyāḍi (व्याडि):—or vyāLi or vyāli m. ([patronymic] [from] vyaḍa [gana] svāgatādi) Name of various men ([especially] of a poet, a grammarian, and a lexicographer), [Ṛgveda-prātiśākhya; Kathāsaritsāgara etc.]

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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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