From Proto-Indo-Aryan *mányatay, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *mányatay, from Proto-Indo-European *mn̥yo-, from *men- (to think). Cognate with Old Avestan 𐬨𐬀𐬥𐬌𐬌𐬈𐬙𐬉‎(maniietē‎), Ancient Greek μαίνομαι (maínomai), Old Church Slavonic мьнѣти (mĭněti).



मन्यते (mányate)[1] (cl.8.4. A1. root √man) (Vedic mányatai)

  1. to think, believe, imagine, suppose, conjecture
  2. to regard or consider anyone or anything (accusative) as
  3. to think oneself or be thought to be, appear as, pass for
  4. to be of opinion, think fit or right
  5. to agree or be of the same opinion with
  6. to set the heart or mind on, honour, esteem, hope or wish for
  7. to think of (in prayer etc., either "to remember, meditate on", or "mention, declare", or "excogitate, invent"), ponder
  8. to perceive, observe, learn, know, understand, comprehend
  9. to offer, present
  10. (causative) to honour, esteem, value highly
  11. (desiderative) to reflect upon, consider, examine, investigate
  12. (desiderative) to cali in question, doubt ("with regard to" +locative)



  1. ^ Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985) , “mányatē (9857)”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press