Kritaghna, Kṛtaghna, Krita-ghna: 9 definitions


Kritaghna 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.

The Sanskrit term Kṛtaghna can be transliterated into English as Krtaghna or Kritaghna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Kṛtaghna (कृतघ्न) is a Sanskrit word referring to “the person who does not acknowledge the good done to him”. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (also see the Manubhāṣya verse 4.214)

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kṛtaghna (कृतघ्न).—See under Dhanaśarman.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kṛtaghna (कृतघ्न).—a S (kṛta Done, ghna That breaks or destroys.) Ungrateful, unmindful of favors received. 2 That defeats or renders vain all adopted or performed measures or acts.

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

kṛtaghna (कृतघ्न).—a Ungrateful.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṛtaghna (कृतघ्न).—a.

1) ungrateful; Ms.4.214;8.89.

2) defeating all previous measures.

Kṛtaghna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṛta and ghna (घ्न).

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

Kṛtaghna (कृतघ्न).—mfn.

(-ghnaḥ-ghnī-ghnaṃ) 1. Ungrateful, not acknowledging former good offices. 2. Defeating or rendering vain all previous measures. E. kṛta what has been done, ghna killing, destroying.

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

1) Kṛtaghna (कृतघ्न):—[=kṛta-ghna] [from kṛta > kṛ] mf(ā)n. ‘destroying past services or benefits’, unmindful of (services) rendered, ungrateful, [Manu-smṛti; Rāmāyaṇa] etc., [Brahma-purāṇa] (sixteen kinds of ungrateful men are enumerated)

2) [v.s. ...] defeating or rendering vain all previous measures, [Horace H. Wilson]

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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. 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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