Kriyavat, Kriyāvat: 4 definitions


Kriyavat means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kriyāvat (क्रियावत्).—a.

1) Engaged in any actual work, versed in the practice of a thing; यस्तु क्रियावान्पुरुषः स विद्वान् (yastu kriyāvānpuruṣaḥ sa vidvān) H.1. 167. यः क्रियावान् स पण्डितः (yaḥ kriyāvān sa paṇḍitaḥ)

2) Performing ceremonies in the right manner.

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

Kriyāvat (क्रियावत्).—mfn. (-vān-vatī-vat) 1. Engaged in business. 2. Understanding business, fit for it, possessed of worldly knowledge. 3. Celebrating religious rites. E. kriyā, and matup aff.

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

1) Kriyāvat (क्रियावत्):—[=kriyā-vat] [from kriyā > kriyamāṇa] mfn. one who performs an action, active, busy, understanding business, fit for it, [Muṇḍaka-upaniṣad; Hitopadeśa]

2) [v.s. ...] (ifc.), [Dhūrtasamāgama i, 12]

3) [v.s. ...] performing ceremonies in the right manner, [Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Muṇḍaka-upaniṣad; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] consisting of or connected with a religious ceremony (as the rite of initiation).

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

Kriyāvat (क्रियावत्):—[(vān-vatī-vat) a.] Engaged in business or rites.

context information

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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