Kritartha, aka: Kṛtārtha, Krita-artha; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Kṛtārtha can be transliterated into English as Krtartha or Kritartha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

[Kritartha in Vyakarana glossaries]

Kṛtārtha (कृतार्थ).—Lit which has got its purpose served: a term used in connection with a rule that has been possible to be applied (without clash with another rule) in the case of certain instances, although it comes into conflict in the case of other istances cf. तत्र कृतार्थत्वाद् दिकशब्दपक्षे परेण ठञ्जतौ स्याताम् (tatra kṛtārthatvād dikaśabdapakṣe pareṇa ṭhañjatau syātām) Kāś. P.IV. 3.5. The word चरितार्थ (caritārtha) is used almost in the same sense.

(Source): Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Kritartha in Marathi glossaries]

kṛtārtha (कृतार्थ).—a (S) That has accomplished the object of existence or an object in gen. 2 Answered, accomplished, satisfied--a law, a precept.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kṛtārtha (कृतार्थ).—a That has accomplished the object of existence. Answered, accomplish- ed, satisfied-a law, a precept.

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

[Kritartha in Sanskrit glossaries]

Kṛtārtha (कृतार्थ).—a.

1) having gained one's object, successful; एकः कृतार्थो भवते वीतशोकः (ekaḥ kṛtārtho bhavate vītaśokaḥ) Śwet. Up.2.14.

2) satisfied; happy, contented; वयं कृतार्था इत्यभिमन्यन्ति बालाः (vayaṃ kṛtārthā ityabhimanyanti bālāḥ) Muṇḍ.1.2.9; कृतः कृतार्थोऽस्मि निबर्हितांहसा (kṛtaḥ kṛtārtho'smi nibarhitāṃhasā) Śi.1.29; R.8.3; Ki.4.9; Ś.2.1; Pt.1.194.

3) clever.

4) that which has served its purpose (and hence incapable of yielding any further sense or serving any other purpose); पुरुषे यागं श्रावयित्वा कृतार्थः शब्द एकस्य द्वयोर्बहूनां वा यागं न वारयति (puruṣe yāgaṃ śrāvayitvā kṛtārthaḥ śabda ekasya dvayorbahūnāṃ vā yāgaṃ na vārayati) | ŚB. on MS.6.2.3. सकृत् कृत्वा कृतार्थः शब्दः न नियमः पौनःपुन्ये (sakṛt kṛtvā kṛtārthaḥ śabdaḥ na niyamaḥ paunaḥpunye) | ŚB. on MS.6.2.27; सा चाकाङ्क्षा एकेनापि कृतार्था भवतीत्युक्तम् (sā cākāṅkṣā ekenāpi kṛtārthā bhavatītyuktam) | ŚB. on MS.11.1.13. (kṛtārthīkṛ

1) to render fruitful or successful; kṛtārthīkṛtya taṃ vipram Ks.74.125.

2) to make good; kāntaṃ pratyupacārataścaturayā kopaḥ kṛtārthīkṛtaḥ Amaru.15; so kṛtārthayati to make fruitful; Māl.3.6.)

Kṛtārtha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṛta and artha (अर्थ).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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