Akriya: 12 definitions


Akriya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Akriya (अक्रिय):—Son of Gambhīra (son of Rabhasa). He had a son who was called Brahmavit. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.17.10-11)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Akriya (अक्रिय).—The son of Gambhīra. Of his wife was born Brahman.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 17. 10.
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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

akriya (अक्रिय).—a S Uncreating or unworking; not making, forming, or acting; subsisting in absolute quiescence. Used of God after the fashion of the philosophy imported by such terms as nirguṇa, nirākāra &c.

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

akriya (अक्रिय).—a Uncreating or unworking.

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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

Akriya (अक्रिय).—a. [nāsti kriyā yasya na. ba.]

1) Inactive dull, torpid.

2) Without essential works.

3) Abstaining from religious rites.

4) Without action of any kind, epithet of God.

5) Worthless, good-for-nothing.

-yā [na. ta.] Inactivity; neglect of duty; प्रधानस्याक्रिया यत्र साङ्गं तत्क्रियते पुनः । तदङ्गस्याक्रियायां तु नावृत्तिर्न च तत्क्रिया (pradhānasyākriyā yatra sāṅgaṃ tatkriyate punaḥ | tadaṅgasyākriyāyāṃ tu nāvṛttirna ca tatkriyā) ||

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

Akriya (अक्रिय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) 1. Inactive, dull, torpid. 2. Abstaining from religious rites. f. () Inactivity, neglect of what ought to be done. E. a neg. kriyā act.

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

Akriyā (अक्रिया).—[feminine] inactivity, omission.

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

1) Akriya (अक्रिय):—[=a-kriya] mfn. without works

2) [v.s. ...] inactive

3) [v.s. ...] abstaining from religious rites

4) [v.s. ...] impious

5) Akriyā (अक्रिया):—[=a-kriyā] [from a-kriya] f. inactivity

6) [v.s. ...] neglect of duty.

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

Akriya (अक्रिय):—I. [bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.

(-yaḥ-yā-yam) 1) Inactive, dull, torpid.

2) Abstaining from religious rites.

3) Wicked, perverse. E. a priv. and kriyā. Ii. [tatpurusha compound] f.

(-yā) 1) Inactivity.

2) Neglect of what ought to be done. E. a neg. and kriyā.

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

Akriya (अक्रिय) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Akiriya, Akiriyā, Akkiya.

[Sanskrit to German]

Akriya 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Akriya (ಅಕ್ರಿಯ):—[adjective] not working; having no intention to work; inactive; inert; idle.

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Akriya (ಅಕ್ರಿಯ):—[noun] an unfit, improper action or behaviour.

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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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