Acetas: 8 definitions


Acetas means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Achetas.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Acetas (अचेतस्) refers to “insentient beings”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.18 (“Description of the perturbation caused by Kāma”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “Thus the vast diffusion of Spring caused the display of emotions of love. It was unbearable to the forest-dwelling sages. O sage, then, even the insentient beings [i.e., acetas] had the emotions of love. What about the state of sentient ones? Thus spring employed his unbearable power heightening the love of all living beings. On seeing the untimely display of spring, Śiva the lord, who had assumed a physical body indulging in divine sports, thought it surprising. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Acetas (अचेतस्).—a. [na. ba.] Destitute of consciousness; insensible, inanimate, lifeless.

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

Acetas (अचेतस्).—adj. unconscious of one’s self, Chr. 31, 16.

Acetas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and cetas (चेतस्).

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

Acetas (अचेतस्).—[adjective] the same.

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

1) Acetas (अचेतस्):—[=a-cetas] [from a-cetana] mfn. imprudent, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] unconscious, insensible.

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

Acetas (अचेतस्):—[bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.

(-tāḥ-tāḥ-taḥ) The same as the preceding. E. a priv. and cetas.

[Sanskrit to German]

Acetas in German

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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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