Patangavritti, Pataṅgavṛtti, Patanga-vritti, Patamgavritti: 2 definitions


Patangavritti 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.

The Sanskrit term Pataṅgavṛtti can be transliterated into English as Patangavrtti or Patangavritti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Patangavritti in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pataṅgavṛtti (पतङ्गवृत्ति).—adj. acting like a grasshopper (flying into a flame), [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 131.

Pataṅgavṛtti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pataṅga and vṛtti (वृत्ति).

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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Patangavritti in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pataṃgavṛtti (ಪತಂಗವೃತ್ತಿ):—[noun] (fig.) the manner of acting rashly and with no forethought (as a firefly rushing towards the source of light and consequently losing its life).

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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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