Vaktri, Vaktṛ: 8 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Vaktṛ can be transliterated into English as Vaktr or Vaktri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vaktṛ (वक्तृ) refers to the “reciter (of the Vedas)” and is used to describe Brahmā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.31 (“Description of Śiva’s magic”).—Accordingly, as the Gods went to Brahmā: “On hearing it and consulting among themselves the gods came to my Assembly. After duly bowing to me they informed me about the details. On hearing the words of the gods about censuring Śiva, O sage, I the reciter of the Vedas (veda-vaktṛ) spoke to them in an aggrieved tone. [...]”.

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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

Vaktṛ (वक्तृ).—a. or m. [उचितं बहु बक्ति, वच्-तृच् (ucitaṃ bahu bakti, vac-tṛc)]

1) Speaking, talking, a speaker.

2) Eloquent, an orator; अप्रियस्य च पथ्यस्य वक्ता श्रोता च दुर्लभः (apriyasya ca pathyasya vaktā śrotā ca durlabhaḥ) Rām.; किं करिष्यन्ति वक्तारः श्रोता यत्र न विद्यते (kiṃ kariṣyanti vaktāraḥ śrotā yatra na vidyate); दर्दुरा यत्र वक्तारस्तत्र मौनं हि शोभनम् (dardurā yatra vaktārastatra maunaṃ hi śobhanam) Subhāṣ.

3) A teacher, an expounder.

4) A learned or wise man in general.

5) Honest, sincere.

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

Vaktṛ (वक्तृ).—mfn. (-ktā-ktrī-ktṛ) 1. Speaking, a speaker. 2. Loquacious, talkative. 3. Speaking well or sensibly, eloquent. 4. Wise, learned. 5. Speaking truly or truth, honest, sincere. m.

(-ktā) 1. An expounder, a teacher. 2. An orator, a speaker. E. vac to speak, tṛc participial aff.

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

Vaktṛ (वक्तृ).—i. e. vac + tṛ, m., f. trī, and n. 1. One who speaks, Bhāṣāp. 83; a speaker, [Hitopadeśa] ii. [distich] 128. 2. Talkative. 3. Eloquent, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 33. 4. Speaking truth. 5. Wise. 6. A teacher.

— Cf. [Latin] auctor (see the vedic significations).

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

Vaktṛ (वक्तृ).—[adjective] speaking telling; [masculine] speaker, proclaimer of ([genetive], [accusative], or —°); orator, teacher.

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

1) Vaktṛ (वक्तृ):—[from vac] mfn. one who speaks, a speaker, proclaimer of ([Vedic or Veda] [genitive case]; [Classical] [genitive case] [accusative], or [compound]), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] croaking (said of frogs), [Subhāṣitāvali]

3) [v.s. ...] speaking sensibly, eloquent, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] learned, wise, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] honest, sincere, [ib.]

6) [v.s. ...] loquacious, talkative, [ib.]

7) [v.s. ...] m. a speaker, orator, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

8) [v.s. ...] an expounder, teacher, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

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

Vaktṛ (वक्तृ):—[(ktā-ktrī-ktṛ) a.] Speaking, eloquent, wise.

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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

Vaktṛ (ವಕ್ತೃ):—[adjective] speaking or capable of speaking well; having or characterised by, eloquence, fluency, etc.

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Vaktṛ (ವಕ್ತೃ):—[noun] = ವಕ್ತಾರ [vaktara].

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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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