Vrithakatha, aka: Vṛthākathā, Vritha-katha; 2 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Vṛthākathā can be transliterated into English as Vrthakatha or Vrithakatha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Vṛthākathā (वृथाकथा).—idle talk.

Vṛthākathā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vṛthā and kathā (कथा).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vṛthākathā (वृथाकथा).—f.

(-thā) Idle talk. E. vṛthā and kathā speech.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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