Agati, Āgati: 11 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

1) Agati (अगति).—Absence of any other recourse or alternative. cf. अगत्या हि खलु परिभाषाश्रीयते (agatyā hi khalu paribhāṣāśrīyate). Puruṣottamadeva-Pari. vṛtti Pari.119;

2) Agati.—Which is not a word termed gati. cf. चनचिदिवगोत्रा-दितद्धिताम्रेडितेष्वगतेः (canacidivagotrā-ditaddhitāmreḍiteṣvagateḥ) P. VII.1.57.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Agati (अगति).—A city. Two sons Takṣaka and Chattraketu were born to Lakṣmaṇa (the brother of Śrī Rāma) by his wife Urmilā. The court of the eldest prince Takṣaka was situated in the city of Agati. Formerly this place was known as Kanakhala and was occupied by forest tribes. Exterminating these forest tribes, Lakṣmaṇa buil{??} city there and apportioned it to his eldest son Takṣaka. (Uttara Rāmāyaṇa).

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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

the 4 'wrong paths' are: 

  • the path of greed (chanda), 

  • of hate, 

  • of delusion, 

  • of cowardice (bhaya). 

"One who is freed from evil impulses is no longer liable to take the wrong path of greed, etc.'' (A.IV.17; A.IX.7).

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

agati : (f.) 1. wrong course; 2. prejudice.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

1) Agati, see gati. —°gamana practising a wrong course of life, evil practice, wrong doing D.III, 228 (4: chanda°, dosa° moha° bhaya°); A.II, 18 sq., J.IV, 402; V, 98, 510; PvA.161. (Page 3)

2) Agati.—1. no course, no access, in agati tava tattha: there you have no access S.I, 115.—2.=duggati, a wrong course. agatigamana a wrong course of life D.III, 133; A.I, 72; II, 18 sq.; III, 274 sq.; J.V, 510; PvA.161. Technically the four agati-gamanāni are: chanda° dosa° moha° bhaya° D.III, 228 (see also under chanda).

3) Āgati, (f.) (ā + gati) coming, coming back, return S.III, 53; J.II, 172. Usually opp. to gati going away. Used in spe‹-› cial sense of rebirth and re-death in the course of saṃsāra. Thus in āgati gati cuti upapatti D.I, 162; A.III, 54 sq., 60 sq., 74; cp. also S.II, 67; Pv.II, 922 (gatiṃ āgatiṃ vā). (Page 94)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

agaṭī (अगटी).—f (āga Fire. Therefore see āgaṭī.) A little fire (as of sticks, or in a chafing dish); a cruset &c.

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āgaṭī (आगटी).—f āgaṭēṃ n (āga) A heap of sticks and straws kindled: also a few embers or livecoals placed in a vessel, a chafing dish. 2 A goldsmith's fire-pot, a cruset. Pr. sōnārācēṃ pāhaṇēṃ āgaṭīnta. 3 A hole dug in the ground to hold fuel and fire. ā0 pēṭaviṇēṃ To kindle some mischief; to foment some dissension. ā0 vijhūna ṭākaṇēṃ (To put out the fire of.) To extirpate a tribe or family.

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āgatī (आगती).—f (āgata S) The coming, in due pomp and form, of a girl to the house of her intended husband for the wedding.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

agaṭī (अगटी).—f A little fire.

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āgaṭī (आगटी).—f ṭēṃ n A chafing dish. A gold- smith's firepot.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agati (अगति).—f. [na. ta.]

1) Want of resort or recourse; necessity.

2) Want of access (lit. & fig.); अगतिस्तत्र रामस्य यत्र गमिष्यामि विहायसा (agatistatra rāmasya yatra gamiṣyāmi vihāyasā) Rām; मनोरथानामगतिर्न विद्यते (manorathānāmagatirna vidyate) Ku. 5.64, See under गति (gati).

3) Evil path; अगतिश्च गतिश्चैव लोकस्य विदिता तव (agatiśca gatiścaiva lokasya viditā tava) Mb.12.16.6.

Derivable forms: agatiḥ (अगतिः).

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Āgati (आगति).—f.

1) Arrival, coming; rise, origination; लोकस्यास्य गतागतिम् (lokasyāsya gatāgatim) Rām.2.11.1; इति निश्चितप्रियतमागतयः (iti niścitapriyatamāgatayaḥ) Śi.9.43.

2) Obtaining, acquisition; Y.3.17.

3) Return.

4) Origin

5) Accident, chance.

Derivable forms: āgatiḥ (आगतिः).

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

1) Agati (अगति):—[=a-gati] [from a-gata] mfn. not going, halting, without resource, helpless

2) [v.s. ...] f. stoppage, [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] want of resort or resource, unsuccessfulness, [Vikramorvaśī], not cohabiting with a woman.

4) Āgati (आगति):—[=ā-gati] [from ā-gam] f. arrival, coming, return, [Ṛg-veda ii, 5, 6; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] origin, [Daśakumāra-carita]

6) [v.s. ...] rise, origination (as of the world), [Rāmāyaṇa ii, 110, 1.]

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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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