Vyathana: 4 definitions


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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Vyathana (व्यथन).—Alteration of a phonetic element; change of sound; mispronunciation; cf. तदापायव्यथनानि दोषाः (tadāpāyavyathanāni doṣāḥ) R.Pr.XIV. 1.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

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

Vyathana, (nt.) (fr. vyath) shaking, wavering Dhtp 465 (as definition of tud). (Page 653)

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vyathana (व्यथन).—

1) Giving pain, tormenting.

2) (In Ved. gram.) Change, variation.

3) Piercing, perforating.

4) Tottering, wavering; P.V.4.46. -a. Greatly disturbing, perplexing; तद् दृष्ट्वा व्यथनं कर्म कुम्भकर्णस्य सक्षसः (tad dṛṣṭvā vyathanaṃ karma kumbhakarṇasya sakṣasaḥ) Mb.3.287.6.

Derivable forms: vyathanam (व्यथनम्).

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

Vyathana (व्यथन).—n.

(-naṃ) Giving pain, paining. E. vyath to pain, lyuṭ aff.

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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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