Unmukta: 6 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Unmukt.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Unmukta (उन्मुक्त) refers to “(one who is) devoid of (shame)”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 15) (“On the nakṣatras—‘asterisms’”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Those who are born on the lunar day of Dhaniṣṭhā will be shameless (māna-unmukta), of weak friendship, haters of women, generous, rich and free from temptation. Those who are born on the lunar day of Śatabhiṣaj will be fishermen or dealers in fish and hogs; washermen; dealers in wine and birds”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Unmukta (उन्मुक्त).—p. p. Pulled off, loosened &c.; °कण्ठम् (kaṇṭham) bitterly.

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

Unmukta (उन्मुक्त).—[adjective] destitute of, wanting (—°); taken off, sent forth.

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

1) Unmukta (उन्मुक्त):—[=un-mukta] [from un-muc] mfn. taken off, laid aside, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] thrown out, uttered, [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) free from

4) [v.s. ...] deprived of, wanting, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

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

Unmukta (उन्मुक्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ummukka.

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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

Unmukta (उन्मुक्त) [Also spelled unmukt]:—(a) liberated, free; unrestricted unrestrained; open; hence ~[ktatā] (nf); ~[kti] immunity; liberation; absence of restriction.

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