Bhirutva, Bhīrutva: 6 definitions


Bhirutva means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows

Bhīrutva (भीरुत्व, “cowardice”).—The renunciation of cowardice or fearfulness (bhīrutva-pratyākhāna) refers to one of the contemplations of the vow of truthfulness (satyavrata) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 7.5.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhīrutva (भीरुत्व).—Timidity, cowardice; न लज्जा न विनीतत्वं न दाक्षिण्यं न भीरुता । प्रार्थनाभाव एवैकं सतीत्वे कारणं स्त्रियः (na lajjā na vinītatvaṃ na dākṣiṇyaṃ na bhīrutā | prārthanābhāva evaikaṃ satītve kāraṇaṃ striyaḥ) ||

Derivable forms: bhīrutvam (भीरुत्वम्).

See also (synonyms): bhīrutā.

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

Bhīrutva (भीरुत्व).—[bhīru + tva], n. 1. Fear, timidity, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 118; 205. 2. The nature of a tiger, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 205 (at the same time in the first signification).

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

Bhīrutva (भीरुत्व):—[=bhīru-tva] [from bhīru > bhī] n. fearfulness, timidity, cowardice, dread of ([compound]), [Kāvya literature; Rājataraṅgiṇī; Suśruta]

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Bhirutva 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

Bhīrutva (ಭೀರುತ್ವ):—[noun] = ಭೀರುತನ [bhirutana].

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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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