Akasmat, Akasmāt: 17 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Akasmāt (अकस्मात्) refers to a “sudden and mysterious (appearance)” (of a sound in the sky), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.2 (“The birth of Śiva’s son”).—Accordingly, after Nārada spoke to Agni: “[...] O great sage, on the sixth day of the bright half of the lunar month of Mārgaśīrṣa, the son of Śiva was born in the world. [...] O dear, there was auspiciousness in the three worlds, pleasing to the good. There occurred obstacles to the wicked and particularly to the demons. O Nārada, there was a mysterious (akasmāt) sound of Dundubhi drum in the sky [akasmādabhavadvyomni paramo duṃdubhidhvaniḥ]. Showers of flowers fell on the boy. O excellent sage, there was great delight to Viṣṇu and the gods. There was great jubilation everywhere”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

akasmāt (अकस्मात्).—ad (S) corruptly akasmātra ad Unexpectedly or suddenly. 2 The learned and literal sense is Without a wherefore, i.e. without seeking or having a reason; unreflectingly or inconsiderately. This sense occurs occasionally in poetry. Ex. dṛṣṭi na pāhatāṃ avaghā grantha || ugāca dōṣa ṭhēvijē a0 || tō śatamūrkha jāṇa niścita || navhē paṇḍita vivēkī ||

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

akasmāt (अकस्मात्) [-ta, -त].—ad Suddenly, unexpectedly inconsiderately.

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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

Akasmāt (अकस्मात्).—ind. [na kasmāt kiṃcitkāraṇādhīnatvaṃ yatra, aluk sa.]

1) Accidentally, suddenly, unexpectedly, all of a sudden; अकस्मादागन्तुना सह विश्वासो न युक्तः (akasmādāgantunā saha viśvāso na yuktaḥ) H.1; coming by chance, an accidental visitor.

2) Without cause or ground, causelessly, in vain; नाकस्माच्छाण्डिलीमाता विक्रीणाति तिलैस्ति- लान् (nākasmācchāṇḍilīmātā vikrīṇāti tilaisti- lān) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 2.65; न ह्यकस्मात् प्रशंसा स्यात् (na hyakasmāt praśaṃsā syāt) | MS.5.3,42; अकस्मादेव भर्तृद्वेप्यतां गतासि (akasmādeva bhartṛdvepyatāṃ gatāsi) Daśakumāracarita 135; नाकस्मादप्रियं वदेत् (nākasmādapriyaṃ vadet) Y.1.132; अथ तु रिंपुरकस्माद् द्वेष्टि न (atha tu riṃpurakasmād dveṣṭi na): पुत्रभाण्डे (putrabhāṇḍe) Mv.2.44; कथं त्वां त्यजेदकस्मात्पति- रार्यवृत्त (kathaṃ tvāṃ tyajedakasmātpati- rāryavṛtta): R.14.55,73.

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

Akasmāt (अकस्मात्).—ind. 1. Immediately, instantly, presently. 2. Without a cause, without a wherefore. E. a neg. kasmāt from what.

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

Akasmāt (अकस्मात्).—adv. 1. without a cause, [Hitopadeśa] i. [distich] 102. 2. instantly, [Hitopadeśa] 18, 2. 3. Suddenly, [Sāvitryupākhyāna] 6, 53.

Akasmāt is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and kasmāt (कस्मात्).

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

Akasmāt (अकस्मात्).—[adverb] abruptly, unexpectedly, at once; (lit. without a why, i.e. without any apparent cause).

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

Akasmāt (अकस्मात्):—[=a-kasmāt] ind. without a why or a wherefore, accidentally, suddenly.

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

Akasmāt (अकस्मात्):—[tatpurusha compound] ind.

1) Without a cause, without a where-fore.

2) Immediately, instantly, presently.

3) Suddenly, at once. E. a neg. and kasmāt, the fifth case of kim.

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

Akasmāt (अकस्मात्):—[a-kasmāt] adv. Immediately; instantly.

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

Akasmāt (अकस्मात्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Akamhā.

[Sanskrit to German]

Akasmat 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Akasmāt (अकस्मात्):—(adv) lit. from nowhere—unexpectedly; accidentally, all of a sudden.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Akasmāt (ಅಕಸ್ಮಾತ್):—

1) [adverb] all of a sudden; at once.

2) [adverb] unexpectedly; accidentally; ಅಕಸ್ಮಾತ್ತಾಗಿ [akasmattagi] akasmāttāgi suddenly; unexpectedly; accidentally.

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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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Tamil dictionary

[«previous next»] — Akasmat in Tamil glossary
Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Akasmāt (அகஸ்மாத்) adverb < a-kasmāt. Causelessly, by chance, unexpectedly; தற்செய லாய். அவனை அகஸ்மாத்தாய்ச் சந்தித்தேன். [tharseya lay. avanai agasmathays santhithen.] Colloq.

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Akasmāt (अकस्मात्):—adv. suddenly; quickly and unexpectedly; accidentally; unreasonably;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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