Yavamadhya, Yava-madhya: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Yavamadhya (यवमध्य).—lit. having the centre bulging out like the Yava grain; name given to a variety of the Gayatri which has 7 letters in the first and third (last) feet and 10 letters in the second i.e. the middle foot; the name is also given to a Mahabrhati having the first and the last feet consisting of 8 letters and the middle one consisting of 12 syllables: cf R.Pr.XVI.18 and 48.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yavamadhya (यवमध्य).—a kind of drum. (-dhyam, -dhyamam) 1 a kind of चान्द्रायण (cāndrāyaṇa) or lunar penance; एतमेव विधिं कृत्स्नमाचरेद् यवमध्यमे । शुक्लपक्षादिनियतश्चरंश्चान्द्रायणं व्रतम् (etameva vidhiṃ kṛtsnamācared yavamadhyame | śuklapakṣādiniyataścaraṃścāndrāyaṇaṃ vratam) || Ms.11.217.

2) a measure of length.

Derivable forms: yavamadhyaḥ (यवमध्यः).

Yavamadhya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yava and madhya (मध्य).

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

Yavamadhya (यवमध्य).—n.

(-dhyaṃ) A form of penance, diminishing the food daily during the fortnight, fasting on the new-moon, and gradually augmenting the food till the full-moon. f.

(-dhyā) A form of metre, a triplet, the divisions of which are of unequal length, the middle line having one syllable more than the first or last. E. yava barley, madhya centrical.

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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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