Karyarthin, Karya-arthi, Kāryārthī, Kāryārthin, Karyarthi, Karya-arthin, Karyarthi: 10 definitions

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Karyarthin means something in 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Karyarthin in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kāryārthin (कार्यार्थिन्) refers to “one seeking (some remedy)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.24 (“Śiva consents to marry Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Nandikeśvara said to Śiva: “O foremost among the gods, Viṣṇu, other gods, the sages and Siddhas eulogise you in order to see you. They are being threatened by Asuras. Hence they seek some remedy [i.e., kāryārthin] and resort to thy feet, the seat of great fearlessness. Hence, O lord of all, the sages and the gods shall be protected by you. You have been particularly mentioned as the kinsman of the distressed and favourably disposed towards your devotees”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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

Kāryārthī (कार्यार्थी).—a (S) One who steadily pursues the accomplishment of his own business: also a self-serving or selfish person.

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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»] — Karyarthin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kāryārthin (कार्यार्थिन्).—a.

1) making a request.

2) seeking to gain one's object or purpose; मनस्वी कार्यार्थी गणयति न दुःखं न च सुखम् (manasvī kāryārthī gaṇayati na duḥkhaṃ na ca sukham) Bhartṛhari 2.81.

3) seeking an employment.

4) pleading a cause in court, going to law; Mṛcchakaṭika 9.

Kāryārthin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kārya and arthin (अर्थिन्).

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

Kāryārthin (कार्यार्थिन्) or Kāryyārthin.—mfn. (-rthī-rthinī-rthi) 1. Having an object or purpose. 2. Applying for employment. E. kāryārtha, and ini aff.

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

Kāryārthin (कार्यार्थिन्).—i. e. kārya -arthin, adj. Demanding justice, [Mṛcchakaṭikā, (ed. Stenzler.)] 138, 9.

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

Kāryārthin (कार्यार्थिन्).—[adjective] having an object, business, or law-suit.

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

1) Kāryārthin (कार्यार्थिन्):—[from kārya] mfn. making a request, seeking for business, applying for employment

2) [v.s. ...] pleading a cause in court, going to law, [Mṛcchakaṭikā] [commentator or commentary] on [Manu-smṛti vii, 124.]

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

Kāryārthin (कार्यार्थिन्):—[kāryā+rthin] (rthī-rthinī-rthi) a. Aiming at, applying for.

[Sanskrit to German]

Karyarthin 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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