Adrita, aka: Ādṛta; 2 Definition(s)


Adrita 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.

The Sanskrit term Ādṛta can be transliterated into English as Adrta or Adrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Ādṛta (आदृत) refers to “suspicious”. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (also see the Manubhāṣya verse 7.150)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ādṛta (आदृत).—p. p.

1) Honoured, respected.

2) (Used actively), (a) Zealous, diligent, earnest; आदृततरमवोचत् (ādṛtataramavocat) K.211.17; Ku.7.3. (b) Attentive, careful; दण्डनीत्यां नात्यादृतोऽभूत् (daṇḍanītyāṃ nātyādṛto'bhūt) Dk.154. (c) Respectful (sādara); इत्यादृतेन कथितौ (ityādṛtena kathitau) R.13.72; इति स्म पृच्छत्यनुवेलमादृतः (iti sma pṛcchatyanuvelamādṛtaḥ) 3.5 respectfully or earnestly; Ms.11.225,7.15.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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