Apti, Aptī, Āpti: 14 definitions


Apti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Āpti (आप्ति) refers to the “attainment (of Śiva ) ”, according to the Jayadrathayāmala, Ṣaṭka 1 verse 13.3–18::—Accordingly, “[...] Besides (bhūyas) the nirvāṇadīkṣā bestowing liberation is of many kinds: śivadharma-dīkṣā, lokadharma-dīkṣā and the initiation which kills quickly, causing the body to fall. [The initiation] which reveals everything through the attainment of Śiva (śiva-āpti-darśitāśeṣā) through the performance of post-initiatory rites once the three bonds (i.e. the three impurities) have ceased due to the purification of the consciousness on one [of the six] paths, [that] initiation is known to be the śivadharmadīkṣā, which bestows the attainment of liberation because it is contrary to the mundane practice. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Ganapatya (worship of Ganesha)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - (Ganesha)

Āpti (आप्ति) refers to “obtaining (the fruit of all desires)” (after the worship of Gaṇeśa), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.18 (“Gaṇeśa crowned as the chief of Gaṇas”).—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Gaṇeśa: “[...] After prostrations, various routines shall be carried on. He who performs Vratas like this can secure the desired fruits. O Gaṇeśa, he who performs your worship upto his ability, with faith, shall derive (āpti) the fruit of all desires. The devotee shall worship you, the lord of Gaṇas with vermillion, sandal paste, raw rice grains and Ketaka flowers as well as with other services. [...]”.

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Ganapatya (गाणपत्य, gāṇapatya) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Ganesha is revered and worshipped as the prime deity (ishta-devata). Being a minor though influential movement, Ganapatya evovled, llike Shaktism and Shaivism, as a separate movement leaving behind a large body of literature.

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India history and geography

Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)

Āptī is one of the Brāhmaṇa donees mentioned in the “Asankhali plates of Narasiṃha II” (1302 A.D.). When a grant was made to a large number of Brāhmaṇas, the chief amongst the donees seems to have been called Pānīyagrāhin especially. In the present record, though all the donees (e.g., Āptī) are referred to as Pāṇigrāhi-mahājana, their list is headed by a Brāhmaṇa with Pāṇigrahī as his surname.

These copper plates (mentioning Āptī) were discovered from the house of a Santal inhabitant of Pargana Asankhali in the Mayurbhanj State (Orissa). It was made when king Vīra-Narasiṃhadeva was staying at the Bhairavapura-kaṭaka (city, camp or residence).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aptī (अप्ती).—f (āpatti S or A Affliction.) Distressing dearth or scarcity.

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āptī (आप्ती).—f (āpat S or A) Distress arising from failure of crops; distressing scarcity.

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

āptī (आप्ती).—f Distress arising from failure of crops.

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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

Āpti (आप्ति).—f. [āp-ktin]

1) Gettting obtaining, gain, acquisition; ध्यायन्ति वेदहृदया मुनयस्तदाप्त्यै (dhyāyanti vedahṛdayā munayastadāptyai) Bhāgavata 12.8.42. मित्र°, काम° (mitra°, kāma°) &c.

2) Reaching, overtaking, meeting with; केन यजमानो मृत्योराप्तिमतिमुच्यते (kena yajamāno mṛtyorāptimatimucyate) Bṛ. Up.3.1.3.

3) Binding, connection, relation.

4) Union; especially with a woman (Med.).

5) Fitness, aptitude, propriety.

6) Completion, fulfilment; कामस्याप्तिं जगतः प्रतिष्ठाम् (kāmasyāptiṃ jagataḥ pratiṣṭhām) Kaṭh. 1.2.11.

7) Future time. -pl. Name of 12 sacrificial verses beginning with Āpaye. Vāj.9.2.

Derivable forms: āptiḥ (आप्तिः).

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

Āpti (आप्ति).—f.

(-ptiḥ) 1. Gain, acquisition. 2. Binding, joining. 3. Connexion, relation. 4. Fitness, aptitude. E. āpa to obtain, ktin aff.

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

Āpti (आप्ति).—[āp + ti], f. Acquisition, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 49.

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

Āpti (आप्ति).—[feminine] reaching, meeting, gain, acquisition.

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

1) Āpti (आप्ति):—[from āp] f. reaching, meeting with, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Bṛhad-āraṇyaka-upaniṣad]

2) [v.s. ...] obtaining, gain, acquisition, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Rāmāyaṇa; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] abundance, fortune, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] quotient

5) [v.s. ...] binding, connection, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] sexual intercourse, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] relation, fitness, aptitude, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] trustworthiness, [Sāṃkhyapravacana]

9) [v.s. ...] f. [plural] Name of twelve invocations ([Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā ix, 20]) the first of which is āpaye svāhā.

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

Āpti (आप्ति):—(ptiḥ) 2. f. Gain; fitness.

[Sanskrit to German]

Apti 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

Āpti (ಆಪ್ತಿ):—

1) [noun] the fact of getting, obtaining or receiving.

2) [noun] an accomplishing or being accomplished; completion; accomplishment; fulfilment.

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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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