Apriti, Aprīti: 12 definitions


Apriti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Aprīti (अप्रीति):—Dislike or aversion

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Aprīti (अप्रीति) refers to “discontent”, according to chapter 6.2 [aranātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, as Ara said in his sermon on rāga and dveṣa:—“[...] People who are led by a mind whose knowledge has been destroyed by the darkness of love, etc., fall into hell like a blind man, led by a blind man, into a well. Passion (rati) for and joy (prīti) in objects, etc., are called love (raga); the wise call dislike (arati) and discontent (aprīti) with these same objects hate (dveṣa). These two, very powerful, a bond for all people, are known as the root and bulb of the tree of all pains. Who would be open-eyed with astonishment in happiness, who would be pitiable in sorrow, who would fail to reach emancipation, if there were no love and hate here? [...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aprīti (अप्रीति).—f (S) Dislikeoraversion. 2 Unfriendliness.

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

aprīti (अप्रीति).—f Dislike, aversion. Unfriendli- ness, enmity.

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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

Aprīti (अप्रीति).—f.

1) Dislike, aversion.

2) Unfriendly feeling, enmity.

3) Pain.

Derivable forms: aprītiḥ (अप्रीतिः).

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

Aprīti (अप्रीति).—f.

(-tiḥ) 1. Dislike, aversion. 2. Unfriendliness, enmity. E. a neg. prīti love.

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

Aprīti (अप्रीति).—[feminine] want of love, enmity.

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

1) Aprīti (अप्रीति):—[=a-prīti] [from a-priya] f. dislike, aversion, enmity, [Mṛcchakaṭikā]

2) [v.s. ...] pain.

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

Aprīti (अप्रीति):—[tatpurusha compound] f.

(-tiḥ) 1) Absence of affection, aversion enmity (Mallinātha: aparāgoprītirdveṣaḥ).

2) Pain, grief. —In the Śaṅkhya philosophy aprīti ‘pain’ is the essential characteristic of the elementary quality rajas q. v., the middle quality between clearness (goodness) and darkness (sinfulness); Sāṅkhya Sūtra: prītyaprītiviṣādādyairguṇānāmanyonyaṃ vaidharmyam; Gaurapāda on the S. Kār.: aprītyātmakaṃ rajaḥ; but the term ‘pain’ is there, according to the commentators, a general term which comprises besides its own notion that of hatred, violence, envy, abuse and wickedness, or various kinds of grief in general: Sāṅkhya Chandrikā: aprītirduḥkhamupalakṣaṇaṃ pradveṣadrohamatsaranindānikṛtīnām; Vijnānāch.: rajo pi śokādinānābhedaṃ samāsataḥ duḥkhātmakam; in a similar manner Manu, who names however duḥkha and aprīti as two distinct qualities connected with rajas, the first, as it were, as the quality inherent in it, the second as the effect produced by it, while the term aprīti is used by the Sāṅkhya writers in either acceptation; Manu: yattu duḥkhasamāyuktamaprītikaramātmanaḥ . tadrajaḥ &c. E. a neg. and prīti.

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

Aprīti (अप्रीति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Appattiya, Appīi.

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Apriti 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

Aprīti (ಅಪ್ರೀತಿ):—[noun] absence of love or affection.

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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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