Yaviyas, Yavīyas: 3 definitions

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yavīyas (यवीयस्).—a.

1) Younger, very young (compar. of yuvan q. v.); अवाच्यो दीक्षितो नाम्ना यवीयानपि यो भवेत् (avācyo dīkṣito nāmnā yavīyānapi yo bhavet) Ms.2.128.

2) Lesser, worse (hīna); पापायैव हि सृष्टोऽसि कर्मणेह यवीयसे (pāpāyaiva hi sṛṣṭo'si karmaṇeha yavīyase) Mb.12.15.13. -m.

1) A younger brother.

2) A Śūdra.

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

Yavīyas (यवीयस्).—m.

(-yān-yasī-yaḥ) Youngest, very young. m.

(-yaḥ) 1. A younger brother. 2. A Sudra. E. yuvan young, īyasun aff.

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

1) Yavīyas (यवीयस्):—[from yaviṣṭha] mfn. ([Comparative degree] of yuvan) younger, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc. (with mātṛ, jananī or ambā, a younger stepmother; with bhūta opp. to mahā-bh; also applied to a Śūdra as opp. to one of the three higher castes; mc. [accusative] sg. m. also yavīyasam; [nominative case] [plural] m. also yavīyasas)

2) [v.s. ...] lesser, worse, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a younger brother, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, 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. 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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