Laghutva: 6 definitions


Laghutva means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Laghutva (लघुत्व, “light”) refers to one of the “eleven tangibles” (spraṣṭavya) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 38). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., laghutva). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

laghutva (लघुत्व).—n (S) Levity or lightness. 2 Littleness or smallness. 3 fig. Littleness; lightness of estimation; absence of dignity, majesty, gravity, or authority. 4 Sense or feeling of dishonor, littleness, or meanness. v yē, vāṭa.

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

laghutva (लघुत्व).—n Levity. Smallness. Fig. Littleness.

context information

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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Laghutva (लघुत्व).—

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.

Derivable forms: laghutvam (लघुत्वम्).

See also (synonyms): laghutā.

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

Laghutva (लघुत्व).—[laghu + tva], n. Disregard, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 156.

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

1) Laghutva (लघुत्व):—[=laghu-tva] [from laghu] n. quickness, agility, dexterity, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] lightness, ease, facility, [Śvetāśvatara-upaniṣad; Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] feeling of ease, [Mṛcchakaṭikā]

4) [v.s. ...] prosodial shortness, [Piṅgala Scholiast, i.e. halāyudha [Scholiast or Commentator]]

5) [v.s. ...] levity, thoughtlessness, wantonness, [Mahābhārata]

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

context information

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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