Caritartha, Carita-artha, Caritārtha: 10 definitions



Caritartha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Charitartha.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Caritārtha (चरितार्थ).—Which has got already a scope of application; the term is used by commentators in connection with a rule or a word forming a part of a rule which applies in the case of some instances and hence which cannot be said to be ब्यर्थ (byartha) (superfluous) or without any utility and as a result cannot be said to be capable of allowing some conclusion to be drawn from it according to the dictum ब्यर्थं सज्ज्ञापयति (byarthaṃ sajjñāpayati) cf. अपवादो यद्यन्यत्र चरितार्थस्तर्ह्यन्तरङ्गेण बाध्यते (apavādo yadyanyatra caritārthastarhyantaraṅgeṇa bādhyate) Par. Sek. Pari. 65.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

caritārtha (चरितार्थ).—m (S) Accomplishment (of a business or work); answering or serving (of a purpose); gratification (of a desire &c.); in a passable or tolerable manner. Ex. maṇabhara bhātāmadhyēṃ kasātarīṃ ca0 karatō; pāñcaśēṃ rupayānnīṃ lagnācā ca0 hōīla.

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caritārtha (चरितार्थ).—a (S) Accomplished, answered, fulfilled, received in the sense intended--a rule, precept &c. 2 Satisfied or gratified--a person.

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

caritārtha (चरितार्थ).—m Accomplishment (of a busi- ness or work); answering or serving (of a purpose); gratification (of a desire &c.). Livelihood.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Caritārtha (चरितार्थ).—a.

1) that has accomplished its end or desired object, successful; राम- रावणयोर्युद्धं चरितार्थमिवाभवत् (rāma- rāvaṇayoryuddhaṃ caritārthamivābhavat) R.12.87; चरितार्थैव भारती (caritārthaiva bhāratī) 1. 36; Ki.13.62. राज्ञां तु चरितार्थता दुःखोत्तरा एव (rājñāṃ tu caritārthatā duḥkhottarā eva) Ś.5; चरि- तार्थत्वात् प्रधानविनिवृत्तेः (cari- tārthatvāt pradhānavinivṛtteḥ) Sāṅ. K.68.

2) satisfied, contented.

3) effected, accomplished.

4) significant, true to its sense; Ku.2.17.

5) appropriate, fit; Ku.4.45. °ता () the attainment of the desired object; Ś.5.

Caritārtha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms carita and artha (अर्थ).

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

Caritārtha (चरितार्थ).—mfn.

(-rthaḥ-rthā-rthaṃ) 1. Effected, accomplished. 2. Successful. E. carita and artha object.

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

Caritārtha (चरितार्थ).—i. e. carita -artha, adj. 1. Having obtained one’s object, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 111, 12. 2. Effected.

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

Caritārtha (चरितार्थ).—[adjective] having attained one’s object, successful, satisfied; [abstract] [feminine], tva [neuter]

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

Caritārtha (चरितार्थ):—[from carita > car] mf(ā)n. attaining one’s object, successful in any undertaking, [Śakuntalā vii, 31/32; Mālavikāgnimitra v, 19/20; Raghuvaṃśa; Kumāra-sambhava; Pāṇini; Kāśikā-vṛtti] and, [Siddhānta-kaumudī]

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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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