Kimkartavyata, Kiṃkartavyatā, Kim-kartavyata: 5 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kiṃkartavyatā (किंकर्तव्यता).—any situation in which one asks oneself what should be done; यथा किंकार्यतामूढा वयस्यास्तस्य जज्ञिरे (yathā kiṃkāryatāmūḍhā vayasyāstasya jajñire) Ks.1.11. किंकर्तव्यतामूढः (kiṃkartavyatāmūḍhaḥ) 'being at a loss or perplexed what to do'.

Kiṃkartavyatā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kim and kartavyatā (कर्तव्यता). See also (synonyms): kiṃkāryatā.

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

Kiṃkartavyatā (किंकर्तव्यता).—i. e. kim -kartavya + tā, and kiṃkāryatā kiṃkāryatā, i. e. kim-kārya + tā (vb. kṛ), f. Condition of one who does not know what to do, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 199, 9; [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 10, 101.

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

Kiṃkartavyatā (किंकर्तव्यता):—[=kiṃ-kartavya-tā] [from kiṃ > kim] f. any situation or circumstances in which one asks one’s self what ought to be done? [Daśakumāra-carita] (cf. iti-kart.)

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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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