Ahetu: 14 definitions


Ahetu means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Ahetu (अहेतु):—Fallacious semblance of an argument

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Ahetu (अहेतु) means “without cause”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, while describing the signs of one who is not a Siddha: “He is excessively tall, bald, deformed, short, dwarfish, his nose is ugly or he has black teeth and is wrathful . Some of his limbs are missing and is deceitful, cripple and deformed, foolish, inauspicious, envious, deluded, badly behaved, and violent; without any teacher, he is devoid of the rites, he maligns the Krama without cause [i.e., ahetu-krama-dūṣaka], he is not devoted to the Siddhas, he (always) suffers and is without wisdom. He is (always) ill and one should know that he is (always) attached (to worldly objects) and has no scripture. He has no energy and is dull and lazy. Ugly, he lives by cheating and, cruel, he is deluded, and devoid of (any) sense of reality. Such is the characteristic of one who is not accomplished (asiddha) in a past life”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Buddhist philosophy

Source: Google Books: A History of Indian Logic (Buddhist Philosophy)

Ahetu (अहेतु) or Ahetusamā refers to “balancing the non-reason” and represents one of the various kinds of Jāti (“analogue” or “far-fetched analogy”) (in debate), according to Upāyakauśalyahṛdaya, an ancient work on the art of debate composed by Bodhisattva Nāgārjuna.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ahētu (अहेतु) [or अहेतुक, ahētuka].—a S Void of cause, ground, reason &c. See hētu.

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

ahētu (अहेतु) [or ahētuka, or अहेतुक].—a Void of cause, ground or reason.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ahetu (अहेतु).—a. Causeless, spontaneous, involuntary; अहेतुः पक्षपातो यः (ahetuḥ pakṣapāto yaḥ) Uttararāmacarita 5.17.

-tuḥ Absence of cause and reason.

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

Ahetu (अहेतु).—m.

(-tuḥ) Absence of cause or reason. E. a neg. hetu cause.

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

1) Ahetu (अहेतु):—[=a-hetu] m. absence of cause or reason, [Mahābhārata xii, 10511]

2) [v.s. ...] not a real or sound argument, [Nyāya]

3) [v.s. ...] (in rhetoric) a certain figure of speech.

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

Ahetu (अहेतु):—[a-hetu] (tuḥ) 2. m. Absence of cause.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Ahetu (अहेतु) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aheu.

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Ahetu 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ahetu (अहेतु):—(a) without a cause or reason.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ahētu (ಅಹೇತು):—

1) [adjective] that is not a cause.

2) [adjective] that has no cause; causeless; involuntary; spontaneous.

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Ahētu (ಅಹೇತು):—[noun] absence of cause or reason.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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