Truti, aka: Truṭi, Truṭī; 6 Definition(s)


Truti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Truṭi (त्रुटि):—Sanskrit word for a unit of measurement of weight, according to the Rasa-darpaṇa (Sanskrit work on rasaśāstra, or Medical Alchemy). Six aṇus constitute one truṭi, and six truṭis constitute one likṣā.

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

1) Truṭi (त्रुटि).—Thirty alpakālas make one Truṭi. (See under Kālamāna).

2) Truṭi (त्रुटि).—A female attendant of Subrahmaṇya. (Śloka 17, Chapter 46, Śalya Parva).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Truṭi (त्रुटि).—A Śakti resident of Ṣoḍaśapatrābja.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 32. 14.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

truṭi (त्रुटि).—f S A period of 18 nimēṣa or twinklings of the eye. Ex. taṃva tō utaralā udarānta || truṭimātra na lāgatāṃ ||.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

truṭi (त्रुटि).—f A period of 18 twinklings of the eye.

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

Truṭi (त्रुटि) or Truṭī (त्रुटी).—f. [truṭ-in vā ṅīp]

1) Cutting, tearing.

2) A small part, an atom.

3) A very minute space of time equal to 1/4 of a Kṣaṇa; or 1/2 of a Lava; Mb. 1.25.14; Bhāg;1.13.4.

4) Doubt, uncertainty.

5) Loss, destruction.

6) Small cardamoms (the plant).

Derivable forms: truṭiḥ (त्रुटिः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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