Akartri, Akartṛ: 5 definitions


Akartri 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 Akartṛ can be transliterated into English as Akartr or Akartri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Akartṛ (अकर्तृ).—A case-relation excepting that of the subject to the verbal activity. cf. अकर्तरि च कारके संज्ञायाम् (akartari ca kārake saṃjñāyām) P. III.3.I9.

context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Akartṛ (अकर्तृ).—m. [na. ta] Not an agent; अकर्तरि च कारके (akartari ca kārake) P.III. 3.19; actionless; चातुर्वर्ण्यं मया सृष्टं गुणकर्मविभागशः । तस्य कर्तार- मपि मां विद्ध्यकर्तारमव्ययम् (cāturvarṇyaṃ mayā sṛṣṭaṃ guṇakarmavibhāgaśaḥ | tasya kartāra- mapi māṃ viddhyakartāramavyayam) || Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 4.13. पुरुषोऽकर्ता भोक्ता (puruṣo'kartā bhoktā) Sāṅkhya; a subordinate agent; °त्वम्-ता (tvam-tā) an inferior or subordinate position.

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

Akartṛ (अकर्तृ).—[adjective] not acting, [masculine] no agent.

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

1) Akartṛ (अकर्तृ):—[=a-kartṛ] m. not an agent, Name applied to the puruṣa (in Sāṅkhya [philosophy])

2) [v.s. ...] not active (in [grammar])

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Akartṛ (ಅಕರ್ತೃ):—[noun] (phil.) the Supreme being who, despite being the Creator, is regarded as the non-doer.

context information

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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