Hetuvada, aka: Hetuvāda, Hetu-vada; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Hetuvāda (हेतुवाद).—Special to the Jains;1 a śāstra of dvāpara.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 24. 48.
  • 2) Ib. 144. 22; Vāyu-purāṇa 58. 23.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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hetuvāda : (m.) the theory of cause.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Hetuvāda (हेतुवाद).—

1) disputation, controversy.

2) fraud (kapaṭa); न हेतुवादाल्लोभाद्वा धर्मं जह्यां कथंचन (na hetuvādāllobhādvā dharmaṃ jahyāṃ kathaṃcana) Mb.5.91.24.

3) assigning a cause (sceptically); न यक्ष्यन्ति न होष्यन्ति हेतुवादविमोहिताः (na yakṣyanti na hoṣyanti hetuvādavimohitāḥ) Mb.3.19.26.

Derivable forms: hetuvādaḥ (हेतुवादः).

Hetuvāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hetu and vāda (वाद).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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