Driti, Dṛti: 11 definitions
Driti 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.
The Sanskrit term Dṛti can be transliterated into English as Drti or Driti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects
Dṛti (दृति, a ‘leather bag to hold fluids’), is frequently mentioned in the Rigveda and later. In one passage it is called dhmāta, ‘inflated’, the man afflicted with dropsy being compared with such a tag. Milk (Kṣīra) and intoxicating liquor (Surā) are mentioned as kept in bags.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Dṛti (दृति).—m., f. [dṝ-vidāraṇe tikit hrasvaśca]
1) A leathern bag for holding water &c.; इन्द्रियाणां तु सर्वेषां यद्येकं क्षरती- न्द्रियम् । तेनास्य क्षरति प्रज्ञा दृतेः पादादिवोदकम् (indriyāṇāṃ tu sarveṣāṃ yadyekaṃ kṣaratī- ndriyam | tenāsya kṣarati prajñā dṛteḥ pādādivodakam) || Manusmṛti 2.99; Y.3.268.
2) A fish.
3) A skin, hide.
4) A pair of bellows; हृतय इव श्वसन्ति (hṛtaya iva śvasanti) Bhāgavata 1.87.17.
5) Ved. A cloud.
6) A dewlap (of cow or bull); सवत्सां पीवरीं दत्वा दृतिकण्ठामलंकृताम् (savatsāṃ pīvarīṃ datvā dṛtikaṇṭhāmalaṃkṛtām) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 13.79.18.
7) A syringe; ता देवरानुत सखीन्सिषिचुर्दृतीभिः क्लिन्नाम्बरा विवृतगात्रकुचोरुमध्याः (tā devarānuta sakhīnsiṣicurdṛtībhiḥ klinnāmbarā vivṛtagātrakucorumadhyāḥ) Bhāg. 1.75.17.
Derivable forms: dṛtiḥ (दृतिः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-tiḥ) 1. A bellows. 2. A fish. 3. A skin of leather, or a leather bag for holding water. 4. Skin, hide. E. dṛ to divide, ktin aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dṛti (दृति).—i. e. dṛ + tī, f. A leather bag for holding liquids, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 99.
— Cf. [Old High German.] gi-zelt, pelles, zelt; A. S. teld, tentorium.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dṛti (दृति).—[masculine] ([feminine]) bag of leather, bellows (also dṛtī [feminine]).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Dṛti (दृति):—m. ([from] √dṝ) a skin of leather, a leather bag for holding water and other fluids ([figuratively] = a cloud), skin, hide, a pair of bellows, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.
2) a fish, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) Name of a man with the [patronymic] Aindrôti or Aindrôta, [Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa] (cf. dārteya; [Greek] δέρμα).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dṛti (दृति):—(tiḥ) 2. m. A pair of bellows; a fish; a skin; a leather bag.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] a leather pouch or container for carrying a liquid.
2) [noun] a device used to produce by pressing, a puff of air through narrow tube directed toward a point (esp. for blowing fires); bellows.
3) [noun] fish.
4) [noun] a loose fold of skin hanging from the throat of certain animals as cattle; dewlap.
5) [noun] the skin.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+5): Bakura, Dritihari, Dritihara, Dritidharaka, Darteya, Shvadriti, Dritivatavata, Dritikundatapashcit, Aindroti, Dii, Vidriti, Shushkadriti, Suradriti, Chagalaka, Mahadriti, Dai, Sakshiradriti, Nriti, Hari, Vatavat.
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