Labdhi: 14 definitions


Labdhi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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

Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: Hindu Mathematics

1) Labdhi (लब्धि) represents the number 9 (nine) in the “word-numeral system” (bhūtasaṃkhyā), which was used in Sanskrit texts dealing with astronomy, mathematics, metrics, as well as in the dates of inscriptions and manuscripts in ancient Indian literature.—A system of expressing numbers by means of words arranged as in the place-value notation was developed and perfected in India in the early centuries of the Christian era. In this system the numerals [e.g., 9—labdhi] are expressed by names of things, beings or concepts, which, naturally or in accordance with the teaching of the Śāstras, connote numbers.

2) Labdhi (लब्धि) (lit. “what is obtained”) refers to the “quotient” in bhāgahāra (“division”), which refers to one of the twenty operations (logistics) of pāṭīgaṇita (“science of calculation which requires the use of writing material—the board”), according to Pṛthudakasvāmī’s commentary on the Brāhmasphuṭasiddhānta by Brahmagupta, a Sanskrit treatise on ancient Indian mathematics (gaṇita-śāstra) and astronomy from the 7th century.—The common Hindu names for the operation are bhāgahāra, bhājana, haraṇa, chedana, etc. All these terms literally mean “to break into parts”, i.e., “to divide”, excepting haraṇa which denotes “to take away”. This term shows the relation of division to subtraction. The dividend is termed bhājya, hārya, etc., the divisor bhājaka, bhāgahara or simply hara, and the quotient labdhi “what is obtained” or labdha.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 2: the Category of the living

Labdhi (लब्धि, “attainment”) refers to a defining factor of “psychic sense” (bhāvendriya), according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 2.18. The ability in the soul to cognize the object of knowledge due to the subsidence-cum-destruction of knowledge -obscuring karmas is called attainment (labdhi). Attaining completion (labdhi) and its manifestation (upayoga) is called psychic sense organ (bhāvendriya).

What is the difference between attainmen (labdhi)t and manifestation (upayoga)? Attainment is the capability to cognize and manifestation is the use of that capability to cognize the object. What is the difference between manifestation and yoga (activities of mind, body and speech)? Manifestation is the inclination of knowledge while yoga is the tendency of mind, body and speech.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Labdhi.—‘nine’ (Ep. Ind., Vol. XV, p. 345). Note: labdhi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

labdhi (लब्धि).—f (S) Acquired or gained state, acquiredness, gain. 2 Profit. 3 In arithmetic. Quotient.

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

labdhi (लब्धि).—f Acquiredness. Profit. Quotient.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Labdhi (लब्धि).—f. [labh-ktin]

1) Acquisition, gaining, acquirement; समाश्रयेत् सद्गुरुमात्मलब्धये (samāśrayet sadgurumātmalabdhaye) A. Rām.7.5.7.

2) Profit, gain.

3) (In Arith.) The quotient.

Derivable forms: labdhiḥ (लब्धिः).

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

Labdhi (लब्धि).—f.

(-bdhiḥ) 1. Acquisition. 2. Gain, profit, advantage. 3. The quotient, (in math.)

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

Labdhi (लब्धि).—[feminine] acquisition, perception.

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

1) Labdhi (लब्धि):—[from labh] f. obtaining, gaining, acquisition, [Yājñavalkya; Kathāsaritsāgara; Purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] gain, profit, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

3) [v.s. ...] in ([arithmetic]) the quotient, [Colebrooke]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Labdhi (लब्धि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Laddhi.

[Sanskrit to German]

Labdhi 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Labdhi (लब्धि):—(nf) acquirement, achievement; quotient.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Labdhi (ಲಬ್ಧಿ):—

1) [noun] that which is got, obtained.

2) [noun] (math.) th result obtained by a mathematical process, as multiplication, division, etc.

3) [noun] the monetary payment received for goods or services or from other sources, as rents or investments.

4) [noun] gain; profit or advantage.

5) [noun] the Supreme Knowledge.

6) [noun] (jain.) an understanding or gaining the knowledge of an object with the help of something else that is connected or concerned with it.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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