Aprakrita, Aprākṛta: 15 definitions


Aprakrita means something in 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.

The Sanskrit term Aprākṛta can be transliterated into English as Aprakrta or Aprakrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Aprakrat.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Prabhupada Books: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta

Thus there is another nature, which is superior to material nature. The word bhāva or svabhāva refers to nature. The spiritual nature is eternal, and even when all the material universes are destroyed, the planets in the spiritual world abide. They remain exactly as the spirit soul remains even after the annihilation of the material body.

That spiritual world is called the aprākṛta (antimaterial) world. In this transcendental, spiritual world or universe, the highest planetary system is known as Goloka Vṛndāvana. That is the abode of Lord Kṛṣṇa Himself, who is also all-spiritual. Kṛṣṇa is known there as Aprākṛta-madana.

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Aprākṛta (अप्राकृत) refers to “non-material, transcendental”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Vaniquotes: Hinduism

Aprākṛta means not material, and prākṛta means material. Aprakṛta means not within this material world but above that.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aprakṛta (अप्रकृत).—a S That is not in hand; that is foreign to the subject or occasion; irrelevant.

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

aprakṛta (अप्रकृत).—a That is not in hand, that is foreign to the subject. Not to the point, irrelevant.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aprakṛta (अप्रकृत).—a.

1) Not principal or chief, incidental, occasional.

2) Not relevant to the subject under discussion, not to the point, irrelevant; see प्रकृत, प्रस्तुत (prakṛta, prastuta); अप्रकृतं अनुसन्धा (aprakṛtaṃ anusandhā) 'to beat about the bush', not to come to the point.

-tam (In Rhet.) उपमान (upamāna) i. e. the standard of comparison (opp. prakṛta or upameya).

-taḥ An insane person (cf. Dānasāgara.)

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Aprākṛta (अप्राकृत).—a.

1) Not vulgar.

2) Not original.

3) Not ordinary, extraordinary; °आकृतीनाम् (ākṛtīnām) K.174, अप्राकृतेषु पात्रेषु यत्र वीरः स्थितो रसः (aprākṛteṣu pātreṣu yatra vīraḥ sthito rasaḥ) Mv.1.3.

4) Special.

5) Not belonging to प्राकृत (prākṛta) language.

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

Aprakṛta (अप्रकृत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Unusual, uncommon, occasional or incidental to. E. a neg. pra before, kṛta made.

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Aprākṛta (अप्राकृत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Special, particular, not common or generic. 2. Not vulgar, (especially as dialect or speech.) E. a neg. prākṛta common, vulgar.

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

1) Aprakṛta (अप्रकृत):—[=a-prakṛta] [from a-prakara] mfn. not principal, not relevant to the main topic under discussion, not chief

2) [v.s. ...] occasional or incidental

3) [v.s. ...] not natural.

4) [v.s. ...] not being in question, not belonging to the matter, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

5) Aprākṛta (अप्राकृत):—[=a-prākṛta] [from a-prākaraṇika] mfn. not principal

6) [v.s. ...] not original

7) [v.s. ...] special, particular

8) [v.s. ...] not vulgar, extraordinary, [Mahāvīra-caritra]

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

Aprakṛta (अप्रकृत):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-taḥ-tā-tam) Not principal, irrelevant, incidental; comp. aprakaraṇa. E. a neg. and prakṛta.

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Aprākṛta (अप्राकृत):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-taḥ-tī-tam) 1) Not original, not belonging to the original or principal substance, subjectmatter &c. (In works on ritual subjects where prakṛti is used in the sense of the original or principal rite in which originate other, subordinate rites or vikṛti, aprākṛta is used synonymously with vaikṛta in the sense of ‘not referring to the original or principal rite, not referring to the divinities, sacrificial acts &c. of such a rite; e. g. in the Jaimini Sūtra: aprākṛtena hi saṃyogastatsthānīyatvāt; Śabara.: na prākṛtībhyo nirvaptavyam . kāstarhi . vaikṛtībhyaḥ . kutaḥ . aprākṛtena devatāviśeṣeṇa saṃyogaḥ śrūyate &c.; or Mādhava, when treating on sacrificial acts of the Darśapūrnamāsa and the subordinate rites connected with it, says: āstaraṇakāryaṃ vikṛtau vidhīyamānamapyaprākṛtakāryatayā prākṛtāṃ~llavanādīnvarhiḥsaṃskārānna prāpayati &c.)

2) Not low, not vulgar. E. a neg. and prākṛta.

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

Aprakṛta (अप्रकृत):—[a-prakṛta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Unessential.

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Aprakrita 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

1) Aprakṛta (अप्रकृत) [Also spelled aprakrat]:—(a) abnormal; unnatural; hence ~[] (nf).

2) Aprākṛta (अप्राकृत) [Also spelled aprakrat]:—[[~tika]] (a) unnatural; abnormal; uncommon; hence ~[tikatā] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aprakṛta (ಅಪ್ರಕೃತ):—

1) [adjective] not relating to the context; not required at present; irrelevant; impertinent.

2) [adjective] timid; shy; bashful; not bold.

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Aprakṛta (ಅಪ್ರಕೃತ):—[noun] the quality or condition of being impertinent; irrelevancy.

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Aprākṛta (ಅಪ್ರಾಕೃತ):—

1) [adjective] not ignorant; learned.

2) [adjective] not belonging to the common or ordinary class; special; extraordinary.

3) [adjective] being beyond or transcending, the powers of the nature.

4) [adjective] not natural; not belonging to the nature.

5) [adjective] not relating to or is independent of, the Prākṛta language.

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Aprākṛta (ಅಪ್ರಾಕೃತ):—[noun] The Supreme, who transcends the nature.

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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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Nepali dictionary

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Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

1) Aprakṛta (अप्रकृत):—adj. 1. not natural; artificial; 2. not relevant to the subject under discussion; not to the point; irrelevant;

2) Aprākṛta (अप्राकृत):—adj. non-phenomenal; unnatural; not natural;

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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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