Karanatva, Kāraṇatva: 9 definitions


Karanatva means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Karanatva in Jainism glossary
Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Kāraṇatva (कारणत्व) refers to the “cause (of suffering)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “[com.—Next he speaks about the cause of suffering (duḥkhakāranatvam) for their body (taccharīrasya)]—Having taken hold of this body in this life, suffering is endured by you. Hence, that [body] is certainly a completely worthless abode. Whatever difficulties arise from life, they are each endured here by the embodied soul, only having taken hold of the body powerfully”.

Source: academia.edu: Tessitori Collection I

Karaṇatva (करणत्व) refers to one of the six Kārakas (ṣaṭkāraka), according to the Ṣaṭkārakakhaṇḍana (dealing with Grammar), which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—The Ṣaṭkāraka-khaṇḍana has various external features of a Jain manuscript, including the layout and the script. It is a grammatico-philosophical work dealing with the six kārakas [e.g., karaṇatva] and their refutation.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Karanatva in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kāraṇatva (कारणत्व).—n S Causality or causation.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Karanatva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Karaṇatva (करणत्व).—n.

(-tvaṃ) Instrumentality, mediate agency. E. tva added to karaṇa.

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Kāraṇatva (कारणत्व).—n.

(-tvaṃ) Causality, causation. E. tva added to kāraṇa, and tva affix, or with tal, kāraṇatā.

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

1) Karaṇatva (करणत्व):—[=karaṇa-tva] [from karaṇa > kara] n. instrumentality, mediate agency, [Kapila’s Sāṃkhya-pravacana]

2) Kāraṇatva (कारणत्व):—[=kāraṇa-tva] [from kāraṇa > kāra] n. = -tā, [Mahābhārata xiii, 38; Bhāgavata-purāṇa etc.]

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

1) Karaṇatva (करणत्व):—(tvaṃ) 1. n. Instrumentality.

2) Kāraṇatva (कारणत्व):—[kāraṇa-tva] (tvaṃ) 1. n. Causality.

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Karanatva 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

[«previous next»] — Karanatva in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kāraṇatva (ಕಾರಣತ್ವ):—[noun] = ಕಾರಣತೆ [karanate].

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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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