Stritva, Strītva: 6 definitions


Stritva 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Strītva (स्त्रीत्व) refers to “womanhood”, as defined in the Śivapurāṇa 1.17. Accordingly, “Brahmin women must take instruction from a preceptor and perform the Japa with Namaḥ at the end. They shall repeat the five-syllabled mantra five hundred thousand times for their longevity. That is the rule. Again they must repeat it five hundred thousand times to wipe off womanhood (strītva). Becoming a man first, the liberation will be acquired gradually”.

Purana book cover
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Strītva (स्त्रीत्व).—

1) Womanhood.

2) Wifehood.

3) Effeminacy, feminineness.

Derivable forms: strītvam (स्त्रीत्वम्).

See also (synonyms): strītā.

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

Strītva (स्त्रीत्व).—[neuter] womanhood or the fem. gender ([grammar]).

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

1) Strītva (स्त्रीत्व):—[=strī-tva] [from strī] n. womanhood, wifehood, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] (in gram.) feminineness, [Catalogue(s)]

[Sanskrit to German]

Stritva 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Strītva (ಸ್ತ್ರೀತ್ವ):—

1) [noun] the state of being a woman; womanhood.

2) [noun] womanly qualities; womanliness; woomonhood.

3) [noun] the state of being a wife.

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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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