Kartavya: 7 definitions



Kartavya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Kartavya.—(LP), derived from kṛt; ‘to be cut’. Note: kartavya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kartavya (कर्तव्य).—n Duty. a (Necessary) to be done. n Deed.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kartavya (कर्तव्य).—a. What ought to be cut or lopped, fit to be destroyed or put down; पुत्रः सखा वा भ्राता वा पिता वा यदि वा गुरुः । रिपुस्थानेषु वर्तन्तः कर्तव्या भूतिमिच्छता (putraḥ sakhā vā bhrātā vā pitā vā yadi vā guruḥ | ripusthāneṣu vartantaḥ kartavyā bhūtimicchatā) || Mb.

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Kartavya (कर्तव्य).—pot. p. What is fit or ought to be done; हीनसेवा न कर्तव्या कर्तव्यो महदाश्रयः (hīnasevā na kartavyā kartavyo mahadāśrayaḥ) H.3.11; मया प्रात- र्निःसत्त्वं वनं कर्तव्यम् (mayā prāta- rniḥsattvaṃ vanaṃ kartavyam) Pt.1.

-vyam, -kartavyatā What ought to be done, a duty, obligation; कर्तव्यं वो न पश्यामि (kartavyaṃ vo na paśyāmi) Ku. 6.61,2.62; Y.1.331.

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

Kartavya (कर्तव्य).—[adjective] to be made or done; [neuter] duty, task.

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Kartavya (कर्तव्य).—[adjective] to be made or done; [neuter] duty, task.

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

1) Kartavya (कर्तव्य):—[from kartave] and kartavya mfn. ([future] pass. p. of √1. kṛ q.v.) to be done or made or accomplished etc., [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] n. that which ought to be done, obligation, duty, task, [Mahābhārata; Pañcatantra; Kathāsaritsāgara etc.]

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Kartavya 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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