Karita, Kāritā, Kārita, Kārita: 16 definitions


Karita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya

Kāritā (कारिता).—One of the six kinds of interest, according to Bṛhaspati;—Kāritā is interest promised by the debtor. (See the Manubhāṣya verse 8.153)

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

1) Kārita (कारित).—Ancient term for the causal Vikaraṇa, (णिच् (ṇic) in Pāṇini's grammar and इन् (in) in Kātantra);

2) Kārita.—Causal or causative as applied to roots ending in णिच् (ṇic) or words derived from such roots called also 'ṇyanta' by the followers of Pāṇini's grammar; cf. इन् कारितं धात्वर्थे (in kāritaṃ dhātvarthe) Kāt. III.2.9, explained as धात्वर्थक्रियानाम्न इन् परो भवति धात्वर्थे स च कारितसंज्ञक (dhātvarthakriyānāmna in paro bhavati dhātvarthe sa ca kāritasaṃjñaka);।

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kārita (कारित) refers to “having been made (a laughing-stock)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.44 (“Menā regains consciousness”).—Accordingly, as Menā said to the Sages: “[...] What an awful bridegroom has been secured by this wicked girl? The mountain and I, nay the whole family, has been made (kārita) a laughing stock. He has neither a mother nor a father. He has no brother no kinsman. He has not even a fellow clansman. He has no beauty, no skill, not even a house of His own! [...]”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Kārita (कारित) refers to “extending it done by others” and it is one of the factors making up the 108 kinds of adhikaraṇa (‘substratum’) of the living beings (jīva). This substratum (instruments of inflow) represents the foundation or the basis of an entity.

Kārita is a Sanskrit technical term defined in the Tattvārthasūtra (ancient authorative Jain scripture) from the 2nd century, which contains aphorisms dealing with philosophy and the nature of reality.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 6: Influx of karmas

Kārita (कारित).—What is meant by extending it done (kārita)? To get the activity done / performed by others is called extending it done.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kārita : (pp. of kāreti) caused to do, build or construct.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Kāritā, = kārikā (performance); see pāripūri°. (Page 210)

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kārita (कारित).—a. Caused to be done or effected.

-tā Interest, the amount of which is fixed by the debtor (being forced to do so by the creditor).

-tam The causal form of a verb. कारितार्थ (kāritārtha) causal sense शेत्यर्थः कारि- तार्थो वा निर्देशोऽयं समीक्षितः (śetyarthaḥ kāri- tārtho vā nirdeśo'yaṃ samīkṣitaḥ) Mahābhārata on P.V.3.55.

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

Kārita (कारित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Caused to be made or done, brought about, effected. f.

(-tā) Stipulated interest; also kārikā, and kāritāvṛddhi. E. kṛ to do, in the causal form, and kta aff.

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

Kārita (कारित).—[adjective] caused, effected by (—°); [feminine] āvṛddhi) stipulated (not legal) interest.

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

1) Kārita (कारित):—[from kāra] mfn. ifc. caused to be made or done, brought about, effected, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) Kāritā (कारिता):—[from kārita > kāra] f. ([scilicet] vṛddhi) forced to be paid, interest exceeding the legal rate of interest, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra] [commentator or commentary] on [Manu-smṛti viii, 153]

3) Kārita (कारित):—[from kāra] n. the [Causal] form of a verb, [Nirukta, by Yāska i, 13.]

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

Kārita (कारित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Caused to be made or done; stipulated.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kārita (कारित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Karāviya, Kāraviya, Kārāviya, Kāriya.

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Karita 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

Karīta (ಕರೀತ):—

1) [noun] a folded paper container, usu. with a sealable flap, for a letter to send through post, etc.

2) [noun] an order, command, instruction or direction, etc. communicated in writing.

3) [noun] correspondence; a) communication by exchange of letters; b) letters received or written.

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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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