Dhrita, Dhṛta, Dhṛtā: 12 definitions



Dhrita means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

The Sanskrit terms Dhṛta and Dhṛtā can be transliterated into English as Dhrta or Dhrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Dhṛta (धृत).—A son of Dharma and father of Durmanas (Durmada, Bhāgavata-purāṇa.) and (Durdama, Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 15; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 10; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 10.

1b) A son of Raucya Manu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 104.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Dhṛta (धृत).—(or धृतप्रचय (dhṛtapracaya)) a kind of original grave vowel turned into a circumflex one which is called प्रचय (pracaya) unless followed by another acute or circumflex vowel. The Taittiriya Pratisakhya has mentioned seven varieties of this 'pracaya' out of which धृतप्रचय (dhṛtapracaya) or धृत (dhṛta) is one. For details see Bhasya on धृतः प्रचयः कौण्डिन्यस्य (dhṛtaḥ pracayaḥ kauṇḍinyasya), T.Pr.XVIII.3.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Dhṛtā (धृता) refers to one of the female Śrāvakas mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Dhṛtā).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dhṛta (धृत).—p S Seized, caught, held. Some compounds are dhṛtadhairya, dhṛtaniścaya dhṛtasaṅkalpa, dhṛtasannyāsa, dhṛtōtsāha.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhṛta (धृत).—a. (At the end of comp.) Possessing, bearing, holder, bearer &c.

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Dhṛta (धृत).—p. p. [dhṛ-karmaṇi kta]

1) Held, carried, borne, supported.

2) Possessed.

3) Kept, preserved, retained.

4) Seized, grasped, laid, hold of.

5) Worn, used, put on; किमित्यपास्याभरणानि यौवने धृतं त्वया वार्धकशोभि वल्कलम् (kimityapāsyābharaṇāni yauvane dhṛtaṃ tvayā vārdhakaśobhi valkalam) Ku.5.44.

6) Placed, deposited.

7) Practised, observed.

8) Weighed.

9) (Actively used) Holding, bearing.

1) Intent upon.

11) Prepared, ready.

12) Resolved, firm; रिपुनिग्रहे धृतः (ripunigrahe dhṛtaḥ) Rām.4.27.47; see धृ (dhṛ) also.

-tam 1 Falling.

2) State, existence.

3) Taking, seizing.

4) Wearing, putting on.

5) A particular manner of fighting.

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

Dhṛta (धृत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Possessed, held, contained. 2. Cherished, supported. 3. Stood, stayed, standing. 4. Alighted, gone down. 5. Placed. 6. Considered, weighed. E. dhṛ to hold, and kta aff.

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

Dhṛta (धृत).—[adjective] held, borne, worn, kept, detained, turned or fixed upon, ready for ([locative] or [dative]), upheld, maintained, observed; existing, alive; [often] °— holding, bearing, etc.

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

1) Dhṛta (धृत):—[from dhṛ] mfn. held, borne, maintained, supported kept, possessed

2) [v.s. ...] used, practised, observed, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

3) [v.s. ...] measured, weighed (with or [scilicet] tulayā), [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] worn (as clothes, shoes, beard, etc.), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature]

5) [v.s. ...] kept back, detained (kare, by the hand), [Hitopadeśa]

6) [v.s. ...] drawn tight (reins), [Śakuntalā]

7) [v.s. ...] turned towards or fixed upon, ready or prepared for, resolved on ([locative case] or [dative case]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

8) [v.s. ...] continuing, existing, being, [ib.]

9) [v.s. ...] prolonged (in pronunciation), [Prātiśākhya] (am ind. solemnly, slowly, [Pañcatantra iii, 72/73])

10) [v.s. ...] (with antare) deposited as surety, pledged, [ib. iv, 31/32]

11) [v.s. ...] quoted, cited by ([compound]), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

12) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of the 13th Manu, [Harivaṃśa] ([varia lectio] bhṛtha)

13) [v.s. ...] of a descendant of Druhyu and son of Dharma, [Purāṇa] (cf. dhārteya)

14) [v.s. ...] n. a [particular] manner of fighting, [Harivaṃśa]

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

Dhṛta (धृत):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Possessed, held.

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

Dhṛta (धृत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Dharia.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dhrita 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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