Astikatva, Āstikatva: 2 definitions


Astikatva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Astikatva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āstikatva (आस्तिकत्व).—

1) Belief in God and another world; आस्तिक्यशुद्धमवतः प्रियधर्म धर्मम् (āstikyaśuddhamavataḥ priyadharma dharmam) Kirātārjunīya 18.43.

2) Piety, faith, belief; ज्ञानं विज्ञानमास्तिक्यम् (jñānaṃ vijñānamāstikyam) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 18.42; आस्तिक्यं श्रद्दधानता परमार्थेष्वागमार्थेषु (āstikyaṃ śraddadhānatā paramārtheṣvāgamārtheṣu) Śaṅkara.

Derivable forms: āstikatvam (आस्तिकत्वम्).

See also (synonyms): āstikatā, āstikya.

context information

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

[«previous next»] — Astikatva in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āstikatva (ಆಸ್ತಿಕತ್ವ):—[noun] = ಆಸ್ತಿಕ್ಯ [astikya].

context information

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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