Vetana: 13 definitions



Vetana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Vetan.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Vetana or Vetanā.—(SITI), wages (used along with veṭṭi, i. e. Sanskrit viṣṭi or unpaid labour); probably wages for the labourers in the public works of the village. Note: vetana is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vetana : (nt.) wages; hire; payment; fee.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Vetana, (nt.) (cp. Epic & Class. Sk. vetana) wages, hire; payment, fee, remuneration; tip J. I, 194 (nivāsa° rent); Sn. 24; VvA. 141; DhA. I, 25; PvA. 112. Most frequently combined with bhatta° (q. v.). As vedana at J. III, 349. (Page 647)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vētana (वेतन).—n (S) Wages or pay. Applied more especially to the salary of public officers.

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

vētana (वेतन).—n Wages or pay; salary.

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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

Vetana (वेतन).—[aj-tanan vībhāvaḥ Uṇ.3.15]

1) Hire, wages, salary, pay, stipend; किं मुधा वेतनदानेन (kiṃ mudhā vetanadānena) M.1; R.17.66; Ms.8.5.

2) Livelihood, subsistence.

3) Silver.

Derivable forms: vetanam (वेतनम्).

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

Vetana (वेतन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Hire, wages. 2. Livelihood, subsistence. 2. Silver. E. to go, tanan Unadi aff.

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

Vetana (वेतन).— (probably a form of vartana, q. cf.), n. 1. Hire, wages, [Pañcatantra] 22, 10; [Nala] 15, 6. 2. Livelihood, [Hitopadeśa] 88, 17. 3. Silver.

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

Vetana (वेतन).—[neuter] wages, price.

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

1) Vetana (वेतन):—n. ([according to] to [Uṇādi-sūtra iii, 150] [from] √, but rather connected with √vṛt; cf. vartana) wages, hire, salary, subsistence, livelihood, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) price, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

3) silver, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Vetana (वेतन):—(naṃ) 1. m. Hire, wages; livelihood; silver.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Vetana (वेतन):—[Uṇādisūtra.3,150.] n. [Siddhāntakaumudī 249,a,8.] Lohn [Amarakoṣa 2, 10, 38.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 362.] [Halāyudha 4, 43.] vetanādibhyo jīvati [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 4, 12.] paṇo deyo vakṛṣṭasya ṣaḍutkṛṣṭasya vetanam [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 7, 126. 8, 215. fgg.] [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 2, 196.] yadi śiṣyo si me vīra vetanaṃ dīyatāṃ mama [Mahābhārata 1, 5264. 6210. 2, 182. fg. 186. 3, 2639. 4, 287. 6, 3321] [?= 7, 4445. Rāmāyaṇa Gorresio 2, 109, 41. Rājataraṅgiṇī 6, 48] (vetāna [TR.] vitāna ed. Calc.). [54. 8, 75.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 5, 9, 9.] māsaṃ vetanena krītaḥ karmakaraḥ [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 5, 1, 80, Scholiast] dāna [1, 3, 36, Scholiast] vetanasyānapakriyā [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 8, 214.] vetanasyādānam [5.] vetanādāna [218.] [Oxforder Handschriften 263,a,24.] ahamarthī tvayā śīghraṃ kathayātmavetanam [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 8, 84.] labdhaṃ gītasya vetanam [Spr. 3231.] karma [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 5, 9, 12.] rakṣaṇa [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 18, 7.] ātta [50, 75.] paryāpta adj. [KĀM. NĪTIS. 16, 7.] datta [4, 65.] kṛta Lohn empfangend [13, 75.] [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 2, 164.] dīnāralakṣeṇa pratyahaṃ kṛtavetanaḥ [Rājataraṅgiṇī 4, 494.] gṛhītavetanā veśyā [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 2, 292.] ubhaya von beiden Seiten Lohn empfangend, Verräther, Spion [KĀM. NĪTIS. 12, 12. 17, 22.] [Pañcatantra 22, 10. fg.] [Hitopadeśa 88, 17.] vetana = jīvikā Lebensunterhalt [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 865.] = rūpya Silber [Śabdacandrikā im Śabdakalpadruma] Preis: svasaṃcitāni svarṇāni vikrīṇāno lpavetanaiḥ [Rājataraṅgiṇī 8, 61.] — Vgl. nirvetana und vaitanika .

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Vetāna (वेतान):—[Rājataraṅgiṇī 6, 48] fehlerhaft für vetana .

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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

Vetana (वेतन) [Also spelled vetan]:—(nm) pay, salary; wages; ~[jīvī] salaried (person), subsisting by wages; ~[dātā] paymaster, employer; ~[bhogī] salaried, receiving wages; stipendiary; -[vṛddhi] increment; -[vṛddhi, vārṣika] annual increment.

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