Hitakartri, Hita-kartri, Hitakartṛ: 1 definition



Hitakartri 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 Hitakartṛ can be transliterated into English as Hitakartr or Hitakartri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hitakartṛ (हितकर्तृ).—a.

1) doing a kind act or service, friendly, favourable.

2) useful, rendering a service, serviceable; मूषिका गृहजाताप हन्तव्या साप- कारिणी । उपप्रदानैर्मार्जारो हितकृत् प्रार्थ्यते जनैः (mūṣikā gṛhajātāpa hantavyā sāpa- kāriṇī | upapradānairmārjāro hitakṛt prārthyate janaiḥ) || Pt.1.95.

3) beneficial, doing good; दग्धानां किल वह्निना हितकरः सेकोऽपि तस्योद्भवः (dagdhānāṃ kila vahninā hitakaraḥ seko'pi tasyodbhavaḥ) Pt.1.371.

-raḥ a friend, benefactor; नरपति- हितकर्ता द्वेष्यतां याति लोके (narapati- hitakartā dveṣyatāṃ yāti loke) Pt.1.131; पण्डितोऽपि वरं शत्रुर्न मूर्खो हितकारकः (paṇḍito'pi varaṃ śatrurna mūrkho hitakārakaḥ) 417.

Hitakartṛ is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hita and kartṛ (कर्तृ). See also (synonyms): hitakara, hitakṛt, hitakāraka.

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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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