Laghuta, Laghutā: 10 definitions



Laghuta 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Laghutā (लघुता, “lightness”) refers to one of the attributes of vāta (one of the three biological humors, or tridoṣa). Laghutā is characterised by lightness in the body. Vāta represents the “airy element” of the human body and is situated in the basti (pelvic region). It is also known as Vāyu.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Laghutā (लघुता).—Smallness of effort as contrasted with गुरुता (gurutā); cf. तत्राप्ययं नावश्यं गुरुलघुतामेवोपलक्षयितुमर्हति (tatrāpyayaṃ nāvaśyaṃ gurulaghutāmevopalakṣayitumarhati), M.Bh. on P. I.1.3 Vārt. 7.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Laghutā (लघुता).—

1) Lightness, levity.

2) Smallness, littleness.

3) (a) Insignificance, unimportance, contempt, absence of dignity; इन्द्रोऽपि लघुतां याति स्वयं प्रख्यापितै- र्गुणैः (indro'pi laghutāṃ yāti svayaṃ prakhyāpitai- rguṇaiḥ). (b) Obscurity of birth, humbleness of origin.

4) Dishonour, disrespect; लघुत्वं याति सर्वतः (laghutvaṃ yāti sarvataḥ) Pt.1.14; येन स्याल्लघुता (yena syāllaghutā) ...... तत्कर्म न कुर्यात् कुलसेवकः (tatkarma na kuryāt kulasevakaḥ) 353.

5) Activity, quickness.

6) Shortness, brevity.

7) Ease, facility.

8) Thoughtlessness, frivolity.

9) Wantonness.

See also (synonyms): laghutva.

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

Laghutā (लघुता).—f.

(-tā) 1. Lightness. 2. Meanness, insignificance. E. tal added to laghu; also with tva, laghutvaṃ .

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

Laghutā (लघुता).—[laghu + tā], f. 1. Lightness. 2. Wantonness, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 56. 3. Meanness, insignificance. 4. Disrespect, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 399.

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

Laghutā (लघुता).—[feminine] tva [neuter] quickness, lightness, freshness, agility; smallness, insignificance, shortness (pros.); fickleness, frivolity; humbleness, meanness, contemptibleness.

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

1) Laghutā (लघुता):—[=laghu-tā] [from laghu] f. quickness, promptness, agility, dexterity, [Mahābhārata; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] lightness, ease, facility, [Suśruta; Ṛtusaṃhāra]

3) [v.s. ...] feeling of ease, f° of bodily freshness, [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha]

4) [v.s. ...] prosodial shortness, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

5) [v.s. ...] smallness, littleness, meanness, insignificance, [Mahābhārata; Rājataraṅgiṇī; Śiśupāla-vadha]

6) [v.s. ...] light-mindedness, thoughtlessness, levity, wantonness, [Rāmāyaṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] want of rank or dignity, humbleness, disregard, disrespect, [Kāvya literature; Pañcatantra etc.]

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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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