Vrittanta, Vritta-anta, Vrittamta, Vṛttānta: 11 definitions


Vrittanta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Vṛttānta can be transliterated into English as Vrttanta or Vrittanta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vrittanta in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vṛttānta (वृत्तान्त) refers to “informing one of all the details (of a particular happening), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.25 (“The seven celestial sages test Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, after Pārvatī spoke to the seven Sages: “After saying thus and bowing to those sages, the daughter of the mountain stopped and remembered Śiva with an unruffled mind. On realising the resoluteness of Pārvatī, the sages hailed her and bestowed excellent blessings upon her. O sage, after bowing to the goddess, the sages who wanted to test her, were delighted. They immediately returned to Śiva’s abode. Having reached the place they informed Śiva of all the details [i.e., vṛttānta]. Taking leave of Him with respect, they went to the heaven”.

Purana book cover
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vrittanta in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vṛttānta (वृत्तांत).—m (S) Tidings, accounts, intelligence.

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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

[«previous next»] — Vrittanta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vṛttānta (वृत्तान्त).—

1) an occasion, incident, event; अनेनारण्यकवृत्तान्तेन पर्याकुलाः स्मः (anenāraṇyakavṛttāntena paryākulāḥ smaḥ) Ś.1; R.3.66; Uttararāmacarita 2.17.

2) news, tidings, intelligence; को नु खलु वृत्तान्तः (ko nu khalu vṛttāntaḥ) V.4; R.14.87.

3) account, history, tale, narrative, story.

4) a subject, topic.

5) a kind, sort.

6) mode, manner.

7) state, condition.

8) the whole, totality.

9) rest, leisure.

1) retirement, solitude.

11) property, nature.

Derivable forms: vṛttāntaḥ (वृत्तान्तः).

Vṛttānta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vṛtta and anta (अन्त).

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

Vṛttānta (वृत्तान्त).—m.

(-ntaḥ) 1. Tidings, rumour, intelligence. 2. Sort, kind, difference. 3. Mode, manner. 4. Whole. 5. Interval, rest, leisure, opportunity. 6. Topic, subject. 7. A tale, a story. 8. Event. 9. Property, nature. 10. Alone, solitary. E. vṛtta observance, &c., and anta end.

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

Vṛttānta (वृत्तान्त).—i. e. vṛtta-anta, m. (n., [Pañcatantra] 30, 22). 1. Occurrence, [Pañcatantra] 38, 23; 130, 10; 130, 4 (ko yaṃ vṛttāntaḥ, What has come to pass here?). 2. A tale or story, [Hitopadeśa] 65, 9. 3. An ancient story, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 14. 4. Report, rumour. 5. Tidings. 6. Topics, subject. 7. Leisure. 8. Opportunity, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 37, 10. 9. Sort, manner. 10. Whole. 11. Solitary.

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

Vṛttānta (वृत्तान्त).—[masculine] occurrence, adventures; report, story, tale.

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

1) Vṛttānta (वृत्तान्त):—[from vṛt] m. or (rarely) n. ‘end or result of a course of action’, occurrence, incident, event, doings, life, [Śāṅkhāyana-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] course, manner, way (in which anything happens or is done), [Mahābhārata; Vikramorvaśī]

3) [v.s. ...] (also [plural]) tidings, rumour, report, account, tale, story, history, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] a chapter or section of a book (-śas ind. by chapters), [Patañjali]

5) [v.s. ...] (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) a topic, subject

6) [v.s. ...] sort, kind

7) [v.s. ...] nature, property

8) [v.s. ...] leisure, opportunity

9) [v.s. ...] a whole, totality

10) [v.s. ...] mfn. alone, solitary, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Vṛttānta (वृत्तान्त):—[vṛttā+nta] (ntaḥ) 1. m. Tidings; mode; topic, story; leisure; nature; solitary; whole.

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

Vṛttānta (वृत्तान्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Vittaṃta, Vuttaṃta.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vrittanta 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vrittanta in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vṛttāṃta (ವೃತ್ತಾಂತ):—

1) [noun] the end or result of a course of action.

2) [noun] an incident; an event.

3) [noun] news; information; tidings.

4) [noun] a narrating of an incident; the telling of a story or of happenings; narration.

5) [noun] a topic; a subject (as for a discussion).

6) [noun] a different form of some thing, condition or quality; a sort; a kind; a variety.

7) [noun] a manner or way of acting, doing or being; a method or form; a mode.

8) [noun] the state of being (of something).

9) [noun] the quality of being complete; the condition of lacking no component or part; completeness.

10) [noun] refreshing ease or inactivity after work or exertion; rest.

11) [noun] the condition or fact of being alone; loneliness.

12) [noun] the essential character of a thing; quality or qualities that make something what it is; nature.

13) [noun] the carrying on of an action or course of action; manner in which an action is carried on or out.

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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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