Murta, Mūrta: 11 definitions



Murta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Murt.

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Mūrta (मूर्त) refers to the “corporeal substance”, as in, perception through human eyes. It is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti and the Baudhāyana-dharmasūtra.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Vaisheshika (school of philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories (vaisesika)

Mūrta (मूर्त) or Mūrtaguṇa refers to a classification of the twenty-four guṇas (qualities) according to the Vaiśeṣikadarśanam with Praśastapādabhāṣya and the Bhāṣāpariccheda.—Guṇas are also divided into mūrtaguṇa, amūrtaguṇa and mūrtāmūrtaguṇa. These divisions are found in the Praśastapādabhāṣya and also in the Bhāṣāpariccheda. The quality which remains in a mūrtadravya is called mūrtaguṇa. A mūrtadravya is that which possesses limited measure. Colour, taste, odour, touch, remoteness, nearness, gravity, fluidity, viscidity and velocity are mūrtaguṇas as these are the qualities of limited things.

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Vaisheshika (वैशेषिक, vaiśeṣika) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. Vaisheshika deals with subjects such as logic, epistemology, philosophy and expounds concepts similar to Buddhism in nature

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

mūrta (मूर्त).—p mūrtimanta-mān d Endowed with form, incarnate. Solid, substantial.

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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

Mūrta (मूर्त).—a. [mūrcch-kta]

1) Fainted, insensible.

2) Stupid, foolish.

3) Embodied, incarnate; मूर्तो विध्नस्तपस इव नो भिन्नसारङ्गयूथः (mūrto vidhnastapasa iva no bhinnasāraṅgayūthaḥ) Ś.1.32; प्रसाद इव मूर्तस्ते स्पर्शः स्नेहार्द्रशीतलः (prasāda iva mūrtaste sparśaḥ snehārdraśītalaḥ) U.3.14; R.2.69;7.7; Ku.7.42; Pt.2.99.

4) Material, corporeal.

5) Solid, hard.

6) Real.

7) Thickened, coagulated (Ved.).

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

Mūrta (मूर्त).— (akin to mūrti), adj., f. . 1. Solid, material, corporeal, Bhāṣāp. 86; 157; [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 60, 7. 2. Embodied, incarnate, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 32; [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 3, 62.

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

Mūrta (मूर्त).—[adjective] thickened, coagulated, solid, substantial, corporeal; stupefied, insensible.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Mūrta (मूर्त) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. Śp. p. 74.

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

1) Mūrta (मूर्त):—[from mūrch] a mfn. coagulated, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā]

2) [v.s. ...] settled into any fixed shape, formed, substantial, material, embodied, incarnate, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.

3) [v.s. ...] real (said of the division of time in practical use, as opp. to a-mūrta), [Sūryasiddhānta] ([Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 177])

4) [v.s. ...] stupefied, unconscious, insensible, [Raghuvaṃśa]

5) b mūrti See p. 824, col. 1.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Mūrta (मूर्त):—s.u. mūrcch.

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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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