Hetumat: 4 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Hetumat 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.

In Hinduism

Samkhya (school of philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Prakrti and purusa in Samkhyakarika an analytical review

Hetumat (हेतुमत्, “having a cause”).—Different commentators have explained the term hetu in different ways. But, generally it is held that hetu means cause. So, the meaning of the term hetumat is “having a cause” or “that which has a cause”.

context information

Samkhya (सांख्य, Sāṃkhya) is a dualistic school of Hindu philosophy (astika) and is closeley related to the Yoga school. Samkhya philosophy accepts three pramanas (‘proofs’) only as valid means of gaining knowledge. Another important concept is their theory of evolution, revolving around prakriti (matter) and purusha (consciousness).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hetumat (हेतुमत्).—a.

1) Having a reason or cause.

2) Having the hetu. -m. An effect.

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

Hetumat (हेतुमत्).—mfn. (-mān-matī-mat) Having a cause, proceeding from one, acknowledging one, &c. n. (-mat) An effect. E. hetu, and matup aff.

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

1) Hetumat (हेतुमत्):—[=hetu-mat] [from hetu > heti] mfn. having a reason or cause, proceeding from a cause, [Pāṇini; Sāṃkhyakārikā; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

2) [v.s. ...] accompanied with arguments, provided with reasons or proofs, well-founded, [Bhagavad-gītā; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāṣāpariccheda]

3) [v.s. ...] having the Hetu (or second Avayava of a syllogism), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

4) [v.s. ...] controverted by arguments, [ib.]

5) [v.s. ...] open to arg°, reasonable, [Mahābhārata]

context information

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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