Guruta, Gurutā: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Gurutā (गुरुता, “heaviness”) refers to one of the attributes of kapha (one of the three biological humors, or tridoṣa). Gurutā is characterised by a firm and steady gait and heavy digestion. Kapha represents the “water element” of the human body and is situated in the śiras (head).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gurutā (गुरुता).—

1) Weight, heaviness.

2) Burden, trouble.

3) Dignity, greatness; Uttararāmacarita 6.19; लोके गुरुत्वं विपरीततां वा स्वचेष्टितान्येव नरं नयन्ति (loke gurutvaṃ viparītatāṃ vā svaceṣṭitānyeva naraṃ nayanti) H.2.46; Śiśupālavadha 16.27.

4) Respectability, venerableness.

5) The office of a teacher; Kathāsaritsāgara 19.

6) Importance.

7) Universal gravitation.

See also (synonyms): gurutva.

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

Gurutā (गुरुता).—[guru + tā], f. 1. Heaviness, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 35. 2. Molestation, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 27, 22. 3. Importance, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 22. 4. The condition of a teacher, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 19, 75.

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

Gurutā (गुरुता).—[feminine] weight, burden, difficulty, importance, gravity; the office or state of a teacher.

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

1) Gurutā (गुरुता):—[=guru-tā] [from guru] f. weight, heaviness, [Śakuntalā ii, 2; Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] ‘heaviness’ and ‘dignity’ [Sāhitya-darpaṇa iii, 52 a/b]

3) [v.s. ...] burden, trouble, [Rāmāyaṇa ii, 27, 22]

4) [v.s. ...] importance, [Śiśupāla-vadha ix, 22]

5) [v.s. ...] the office of a teacher, [Kathāsaritsāgara xix.]

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Guruta 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Gurūtā (गुरूता):—(nf) the office or position of a guru; eminence; gravity; heaviness.

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