Sarvatha, Sarvathā: 14 definitions


Sarvatha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Sarvathā (सर्वथा).—At all costs, in any case, in all places; cf. सर्वथावरकालैव (sarvathāvarakālaiva) M. Bh. on P. I. 1.69 Vart 4; cf. also तथा तेषां घोषिणः सर्वथेष्मभिः (tathā teṣāṃ ghoṣiṇaḥ sarvatheṣmabhiḥ) XII.2.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Sarvathā (सर्वथा) means “in every respect”, according to the Kiraṇatantra verse 9.7-8.—Accordingly: while discussing the importance of the gnosis of Śiva: “Experience is a thought on an object of thought and is [thus] mental. Therefore, what is mental can be understood and what is beyond mind and formless [cannot]. [So], how can a Guru, having not known [Śiva’s] highest reality [which is beyond mind and formless] give initiation? For an object can be known entirely, [but] he cannot be known in every respect (sarvathā)”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Sarvathā (सर्वथा) refers to “entirely”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Indeed, alone, the self roams about in the impassable wilderness of the world which is full of great misfortune [and] inflamed by the fire of suffering. The same [self] always takes hold of the interior of a body entirely (sarvathā) to experience the good and bad result developed from its own action by itself”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sarvathā (सर्वथा).—ad (S) In all ways; by all means; universally, altogether, utterly. Ex. na jivūṃ aisēṃ jāhalēṃ || kōṭhē vaḷalē sa0 ॥.

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

sarvathā (सर्वथा).—ad In all ways; by all means.

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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

Sarvathā (सर्वथा).—ind.

1) In every way, by all means; सर्वथा व्यवहर्तव्यं कुता ह्यवचनायता (sarvathā vyavahartavyaṃ kutā hyavacanāyatā) Uttararāmacarita 1.5.

2) At all, altogether (usually with negation).

3) Completely, entirely, utterly.

4) At all times.

5) Exceedingly, very much.

6) In whatever way; सर्वथा वर्तमानोऽपि न स भूयोऽभिजायते (sarvathā vartamāno'pi na sa bhūyo'bhijāyate) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 13.23.

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

Sarvathā (सर्वथा) or Sarvvathā.—Ind. f.

(-thā) 1. In all ways, by all means. 2. Assuredly, certainly. 3. Exceeding, mostly. 4. Always. E. sarva all, thāl aff.

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

Sarvathā (सर्वथा).—[sarva + thā], adv. 1. In all ways, by all means, [Pañcatantra] 161, 13; with na, Not at all, [Mālatīmādhava, (ed. Calc.)] 154, 13. 2. At every time, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 15. 3. Certainly, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 32, 8. 4. Exceeding, mostly, completely, [Hitopadeśa] 81, 22.

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

Sarvathā (सर्वथा).—[adverb] in all ways, by all means, at all; entirely, thoroughly.

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

1) Sarvathā (सर्वथा):—[=sarva-thā] [from sarva] a See sub voce

2) [from sarva] b ind. in every way, in ev° respect, by all means (often joined with sarvatra and sarvadā; also with api; with na, ‘in no case’, ‘not at all’), [Manu-smṛti] etc. etc.

3) [v.s. ...] in whatever way, however, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Ṛgveda-prātiśākhya]

4) [v.s. ...] altogether, entirely, in the highest degree, exceedingly, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature; Hitopadeśa]

5) [v.s. ...] at all times, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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

Sarvathā (सर्वथा):—(thā) adv. In all ways; certainly; mostly.

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Sarvatha 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sarvathā (सर्वथा):—(ind) entirely, thoroughly, in all respects, in every way.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sarvathā (ಸರ್ವಥಾ):—

1) [adverb] by all means; in every possible way.

2) [adverb] at all times; always.

3) [adverb] (used in the negative sense) to a very small extent.

4) [adverb] certainly; definitely.

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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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