Ukti: 16 definitions


Ukti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Ukti (उक्ति) refers to “words”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 19.110-113, while describing the king’s consecration]—“[...] When [he has] perfected [the king] through the nīrājana rite, O beloved, the Mantrin, in order to protect and with an eager mind focused on the fire, anoints many [male] goats to satisfy the spirit community [such as the Mātṛs, Yoginīs, and deities]. Once he knows the auspicious words (ukti) and day, then he goes forth in three directions [north, northeast, and west], conferring siddhi to all”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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

Ukti (उक्ति) refers to the “proclamations” (of philosophical arguments), according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] For, [that desired state] cannot be realized by the proclamations of the philosophical arguments (tarka-ukti) of the Upaniṣads, [nor] the Tantric scriptures, a multitude of texts of various sorts, excellent Mudrās and [practices] such as meditation, without the one and only guru who is the wish-fulfilling jewel. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ukti (उक्ति).—f S Speech or speaking.

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uktī (उक्ती).—fem of the adj uktā. Tenure of land at some stipulated sum (lower than the assessment).

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

ukti (उक्ति).—f Speech or speaking.

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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

Ukti (उक्ति).—See under वच् (vac).

See also (synonyms): ukta.

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Ukti (उक्ति).—f.

1) Speech, expression, statement; उक्तिरर्थान्तरन्यासः स्यात् सामान्यविशेषयोः (uktirarthāntaranyāsaḥ syāt sāmānyaviśeṣayoḥ) Chandr.5.12; शूद्रविट्- क्षत्रविप्राणां यत्रर्तोक्तौ भवेद्वधः (śūdraviṭ- kṣatraviprāṇāṃ yatrartoktau bhavedvadhaḥ) Manusmṛti 8.14.

2) A sentence.

3) The power of expression, the expressive power of a word; as in एकयोक्त्या पुष्पवन्तौ दिवाकरनिशाकरौ (ekayoktyā puṣpavantau divākaraniśākarau) Ak.

4) A worthy speech or word, maxim.

Derivable forms: uktiḥ (उक्तिः).

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

Ukti (उक्ति).—f.

(-ktiḥ) Speech, speaking. E. vac to speak, and ktin aff.

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

Ukti (उक्ति).—i. e. vac + ii, f. 1. Speaking, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 104. 2. Speech, [Pañcatantra] 44, 20.

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

Ukti (उक्ति).—[feminine] expression, saying, speech, word, term.

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

1) Ukti (उक्ति):—[from ukta] f. sentence, proclamation, speech, expression, word, [Manu-smṛti; Pañcatantra; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] a worthy speech or word, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Ukti (उक्ति):—(ktiḥ) 2. f. Speech.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Ukti (उक्ति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Utti.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ukti 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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ukti (उक्ति):—(nf) saying, statement;dictum;—[vaicitrya] ingenuity of expression.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ukti (ಉಕ್ತಿ):—

1) [noun] that which is spoken; utterance, a remark, a statement, a talk, a conversation, etc.; speech.

2) [noun] (log.) a statement consisting of subject and predicate that is subject to proof or disproof; proposition.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Ukti (उक्ति):—n. statement; remark; a saying;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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