Asattva: 9 definitions

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Asattva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Asattva (असत्त्व).—(l) absence of सत्त्व (sattva) or entity; (2) other than a substance i. e. property, attribute, etc. cf. प्रादयः असत्त्ववचना निपातसंज्ञा भवन्ति (prādayaḥ asattvavacanā nipātasaṃjñā bhavanti) M. Bh. I. 4.59; cf. also सोऽसत्त्वप्रकृतिर्गणः (so'sattvaprakṛtirgaṇaḥ) M. Bh. on IV.1.44. cf. also चादयोऽ सत्त्वे (cādayo' sattve) P.I.4.57.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Asattva (असत्त्व).—a.

1) Without energy or strength.

2) Having no animal.

3) Having no goodness.

-ttvam 1 Non-existence.

2) Unreality, untruth.

3) Wickedness, badness.

4) Duet.

5) Darkness.

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

Asattva (असत्त्व).—I. n. non-existence. Ii. adj. without energy, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 89, 2.

Asattva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and sattva (सत्त्व).

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

Asattva (असत्त्व).—1. [adjective] wanting strength or courage.

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Asattva (असत्त्व).—2. [neuter] non-existence, non-substantiality; non-presence, absence.

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

1) Asattva (असत्त्व):—[=a-sat-tva] [from a-sat] 1. a-sat-tva n. idem, [Nṛsiṃha-tāpanīya-upaniṣad]

2) [v.s. ...] non-presence, absence, [Nyāyamālā-vistara]

3) [=a-sattva] [from a-sat] 2. a-sattva mfn. strengthless, without energy, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Asattva (असत्त्व) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Asai, Asaṃta, Asatta.

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Asattva 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

Asattva (असत्त्व):—(nm) vice; (a) weak; vicious, devoid of virtue.

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