Avrit, Āvṛt: 9 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Āvṛt can be transliterated into English as Avrt or Avrit, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āvṛt (आवृत्).—1 Ā.

1) To turn round, revolve.

2) To return, come or turn back; धेनुराववृते वनात् (dhenurāvavṛte vanāt) R.1.82,2.19; एकया यात्यनावृत्तिमन्ययावर्तते पुनः (ekayā yātyanāvṛttimanyayāvartate punaḥ) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 8.26.

3) To go to or towards.

4) To be restless or uneasy; रणरणकविवृद्धिं विभ्रदावर्तमानम् (raṇaraṇakavivṛddhiṃ vibhradāvartamānam) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1.41. -Caus.

1) To cause to turn or revolve; अक्षवलयमावर्तयन्तम् (akṣavalayamāvartayantam) K.42 telling the beads.

2) To roll, turn about or over.

3) To cause to roll down, shed (as tears &c.).

4) To attract, win over (see āvṛj).

5) To repeat, recite; आवरीवर्ति भुवनेष्वन्तः (āvarīvarti bhuvaneṣvantaḥ) Av.9.1.11.

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Āvṛt (आवृत्).—f.

1) Causing to turn towards.

2) Turning towards or round; entering.

3) Order, succession, method, mode, manner; अनयैवावृता कार्यं पिण्डनिर्वपणं सुतैः (anayaivāvṛtā kāryaṃ piṇḍanirvapaṇaṃ sutaiḥ) Manusmṛti 3.248; Y.3.2.

4) Progress of an action; occurrence.

5) Turn of a path, course, direction.

6) A purificatory rite. अमन्त्रिका तु कार्येयं स्त्रीणामावृदशेषतः (amantrikā tu kāryeyaṃ strīṇāmāvṛdaśeṣataḥ) Manusmṛti 2.66.

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

Āvṛt (आवृत्).—f. (-vṛt) Order, method. E. āṅ before vṛt to choose, affix kvip.

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

Āvṛt (आवृत्).—[ā-vṛt], f. 1. Order, arrangement, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 214 (see Lois.). 2. Manner, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 248. 3. A ceremony, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 66.

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

Āvṛt (आवृत्).—[feminine] turning, stopping, entering ([dative] as infin.); way, process, course, direction, order, method; ([ritual or religion]) performance, ceremony ([opposed] the spoken word).

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Āvṛt (आवृत्).—A. ([Middle]) turn or roll hither, sc. ratham = come to; turn around, pass by ([accusative]); [Middle] roll near or back ([intransitive]), revolve; go down, set; (±punar) return, also = be born anew; be repeated or renewed. [Causative] turn or come to (±ratham); bring near, attract; turn round, invert, disturb, destroy; bring back, repeat, recite. [Intensive] move quickly, stir.

Āvṛt is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and vṛt (वृत्).

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

1) Āvṛt (आवृत्):—[=ā-vṛt] 1. ā-√vṛt [Parasmaipada] (only [perfect tense] in [Ṛg-veda], -vavarta) [Ātmanepada] -vartate ([Aorist] 3. sg. āvṛtsata, [Ṛg-veda viii, 1, 29]; [Infinitive mood] -vṛte, [Ṛg-veda iii, 42, 3])

—to turn or draw round or back or near, [Ṛg-veda; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra];

—to turn or go towards;

—to turn round or back, return, revolve, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Mahābhārata; Kathāsaritsāgara; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.:—[Causal] [Parasmaipada] -vartayati ([Vedic or Veda] [subjunctive] -vavartati [Potential] -vavṛtyāt, etc.) [Ātmanepada] -vartayate ([Vedic or Veda] [Potential] -vavṛtīta, etc.) to cause to turn, roll;

—to draw or turn towards;

—to lead near or towards;

—to bring back;

—to turn round or back, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] etc.;

—to repeat, recite, say repeatedly;

—to pray, [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Kathāsaritsāgara; Rāmāyaṇa; Harivaṃśa] etc.:—[Intensive] -varīvartti, [Ṛg-veda i, 164, 31; Atharva-veda ix, 10, 11, etc.], to move quickly or repeatedly.

2) [=ā-vṛt] 2. ā-vṛt f. turning towards or home, entering, [Ṛg-veda]

3) [v.s. ...] turn of path or way, course, process, direction, [Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] progress of an action, occurrence, a series of actions, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] doing an act without speaking or silently (cf. agnihotrāvṛt), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] order, method, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

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

Āvṛt (आवृत्):—[ā-vṛt] (t) 5. f. Order.

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

Āvṛt (आवृत्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Āvaṭṭa, Āvatta.

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