Svadhiti, Svadhīti, Shvadhiti: 6 definitions

Introduction

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Svadhiti 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

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

1) Svadhiti (स्वधिति) in the Rigveda denotes the ‘axe’ or ‘knife’ used for dissecting the sacrificial horse. In all the other passages in that Saṃhitā the sense of ‘axe’ for cutting wood is adequate; reference is made in one place to sharpening the axe on the whetstone (kṣṇotra). In the Atharvaveda the term seems once to denote the copper (lohita) knife used to mark the ears of cattle; the carpenter’s knife or axe is also twice referred to there. Later the word means ‘axe’ generally. As a weapon it does not appear at all.

2) Svadhiti (स्वधिति) in certain passages of the Rigveda denotes, according to the St. Petersburg Dictionary, a great tree with hard wood. This interpretation seems probable.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Svadhiti (स्वधिति).—m., f.,

-svadhitī An axe; सूदा महानसं नीत्वाऽवद्यन्स्वधितिनाद्भुतम् (sūdā mahānasaṃ nītvā'vadyansvadhitinādbhutam) Bhāg.1.55.5.

Derivable forms: svadhitiḥ (स्वधितिः).

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Svadhīti (स्वधीति).—A good reciter (of the Veda); a Brahmachārin; स्विष्टिः स्वधीतिः सुतपा लोकाञ्जयति यावतः (sviṣṭiḥ svadhītiḥ sutapā lokāñjayati yāvataḥ) Mb.12. 71.3.

Derivable forms: svadhītiḥ (स्वधीतिः).

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

Svadhiti (स्वधिति).—mf. (-tiḥ-tī) An axe. E. sva self, dhā to hold, ktic aff.; with ṅīp added, svadhitī; also read śvadhiti .

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

Svadhiti (स्वधिति).—m. and f., also tī , An axe.

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

Svadhiti (स्वधिति).—1. [masculine] [feminine] axe, hatchet.

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Svadhiti (स्वधिति).—2. [feminine] a kind of large tree with hard wood.

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Svadhīti (स्वधीति).—[adjective] studying well.

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

1) Śvadhiti (श्वधिति):—see svadh°, p. 1280.

2) Svadhiti (स्वधिति):—[from svadhā] mf. (also written śv) an axe etc. (in, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska ii, 20] among the vajra-nāmāni; devī svadhitiḥ, ‘heavenly axe’, thunderbolt), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra]

3) [v.s. ...] a saw, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] (according to some) a large tree with hard wood, [Ṛg-veda v, 32, 10; ix, 96, 6.]

5) Svadhīti (स्वधीति):—[=sv-adhīti] [from sv-adhīta] mfn. good repetition or recitation (as of the Veda or other sacred work), [Mahābhārata]

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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