Heti: 11 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Heti (हेति).—An Asura. (See under Praheti).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Heti (हेति).—A Rākṣasa and a son of Yātudhāna; follower of Vṛtra against Indra; took part in a Devāsura war between Bali and Indra.1

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 10. 20; VIII. 10. 20 and 28.

1b) The Rākṣasa presiding over the month of Madhu.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 11. 33; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 23. 4; III. 7. 89.

1c) A Rākṣasa, and a son of Brahmā; performed severe austerities for a hundred thousand divine years by living on air and dried leaf with face and hands turned upwards and the little finger of foot planted on earth; got a boon that he must not be killed by implements, or gods or men; Heti defeated the gods and became Indra himself; the gods gave the gadā to Viṣṇu to kill Heti and hence ādigadādhara; Heti was killed and taken to heaven;1 with the sun in spring;2 in the sun's chariot in the months of Caitra and Madhu.3

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 109. 5-12, 25; 111. 75.
  • 2) Ib. 52. 5.
  • 3) Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 10. 3.
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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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Dhanurveda (science of warfare)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dhanurveda

Heti (हेति) refers to Agni’s weapon. It is a Sanskrit word defined in the Dhanurveda-saṃhitā, which contains a list of no less than 117 weapons. The Dhanurveda-saṃhitā is said to have been composed by the sage Vasiṣṭha, who in turn transmitted it trough a tradition of sages, which can eventually be traced to Śiva and Brahmā.

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Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Heti (हेति).—m., f. [han-karaṇe ktin ni°]

1) A weapon, a missile; समरविजयी हेतिदलितः (samaravijayī hetidalitaḥ) Bh.2.44; R.1.12; Ki.3.56;14.3.

2) A stroke, injury.

3) A ray of the sun.

4) Light, splendour.

5) Flame; वहन्ति सर्वभूतानि त्वत्तो निष्क्रम्य हेतयः (vahanti sarvabhūtāni tvatto niṣkramya hetayaḥ) Mb.5.16.6; Śi.14.25.

6) An implement, instrument; सध्र्यङ् नियम्य यतयो यमकर्तहेतिं जह्युः स्वराडिव निपानखनित्रमि (sadhryaṅ niyamya yatayo yamakartahetiṃ jahyuḥ svarāḍiva nipānakhanitrami) Bhāg.2.7.48.

7) Shot, impact (of a bow-string).

8) A young sprout.

Derivable forms: hetiḥ (हेतिः).

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

Heti (हेति).—f.

(-tiḥ) 1. A weapon. 2. A ray of the sun. 3. Light, splendour. 4. Flame. E. hi to go, or han to kill, aff. ktin; the form is irr.

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

Heti (हेति).—i. e. ni + ti, f. 1. A weapon, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 236. 2. A ray of the sun. 3. Flame.

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

Heti (हेति).—[feminine] ([masculine]) weapon, missile, fire-flame (as Agni's weapon); stroke, wound.

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

1) Heti (हेति):—[from hi] a etc. See p. 1303, col. 3.

2) b f. ([from] √1. hi; in later language also m.) a missile weapon, any weapon (also personified), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

3) stroke, wound, [Sāyaṇa]

4) Agni’s weapon, flame, light, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

5) a ray of the sun, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) rapid motion, shot, impact (of a bow-string), [Ṛg-veda]

7) an implement, instrument, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

8) a young shoot or sprout, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) m. Name of the first Rākṣasa king (represented as occupying the Sun’s chariot in the month Caitra or Madhu), [Rāmāyaṇa]

10) of an Asura, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Heti (हेति):—(tiḥ) 2. f. A weapon; a ray; a flame.

[Sanskrit to German]

Heti 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

Hēṭi (ಹೇಟಿ):—[noun] = ಹೇಟೆ [hete].

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Hēti (ಹೇತಿ):—

1) [noun] a missile; a weapon.

2) [noun] light esp. sunlight.

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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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