Vyakti: 16 definitions


Vyakti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, Tamil. 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Vyakti (व्यक्ति, “manifestation”):—The fifth of the six stages of Saṃprāpti (‘pathogenesis’).—It is a Sanskrit technical term used throughout Ayurvedic (India medicine) literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. Saṃprāpti is an important clue for medical diagnosis (nidāna).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Shodhganga: Vaiyākaraṇabhūṣaṇasāra: a critical study

Vyakti (व्यक्ति).—An individual which is the abode of universal and which, according to the Grammarians, is one of the meanings of a nominal stem.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

1) Vyakti (व्यक्ति).—Lit.distinct manifestation, as for instance that of the generic features in the individual object; cf.सामान्ये वर्तमानस्य व्याक्तिरुपजायते (sāmānye vartamānasya vyāktirupajāyate), M.Bh. on P.I.1,57;

2) Vyakti.—Gender, which in fact, is the symbol of the manifestation of the generic property in the individual object; cf.हरीतक्यादिषु व्यक्तिः (harītakyādiṣu vyaktiḥ) P.I.2.52 Vart. 3, as also लुपि युक्तवद् व्यक्तिवचने (lupi yuktavad vyaktivacane) P. I.2.51;

3) Vyakti.—Individual object; cf. व्यक्तिः पदार्थः (vyaktiḥ padārthaḥ).

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Vyakti (व्यक्ति) refers to “manifestation”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 4.3cd-4ab]—“[Through dīkṣā, he is] prepared for all because through religious action [he becomes] the same [as the divine] in accordance with the nature of potential (śakti) and manifestation (vyakti)”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vyakti (व्यक्ति).—f (S) A real being, an entity, an individual, a particular (whether of persons or of things). 2 Applied to a supereminent and transcendent personage, a Phœnix; also to an unrivaled blackguard or scamp. 3 Clearness, plainness, openness, conspicuousness, perspicuousness. Ex. tō hā purāṇa puruṣa ālā vyaktīṃ || mūḷaprakṛti samavēta ||. 4 Indication, manifestation, development; evidenced or evident state. 5 The mark after a letter, indicating that a is involved in it and is to be thrown out.

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

vyakti (व्यक्ति).—f An individual. Clearness. Indication.

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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

Vyakti (व्यक्ति).—f.

1) Manifestation, visibility; clear perception. राज्ञः समक्षमेवाधरोत्तरव्यक्तिर्भविष्यति (rājñaḥ samakṣamevādharottaravyaktirbhaviṣyati) M. 1; स्नेहव्यक्तिः (snehavyaktiḥ) Meghadūta 12.

2) Visible appearance, clearness, distinctness; अव्यक्तं व्यक्तिमापन्नं मन्यन्ते मामबुद्धयः (avyaktaṃ vyaktimāpannaṃ manyante māmabuddhayaḥ) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 7.24; Daśakumāracarita 2.6; व्यक्तिं भजन्त्यापगाः (vyaktiṃ bhajantyāpagāḥ) Ś.7.8 (v. l.).

3) Distinction, discrimination; दैवमानुषयोरद्य व्यक्ता व्यक्तिर्भविष्यति (daivamānuṣayoradya vyaktā vyaktirbhaviṣyati) Rām.2.23.18; तं सन्तः श्रोतुमर्हन्ति सदसद्व्यक्तिहेतवः (taṃ santaḥ śrotumarhanti sadasadvyaktihetavaḥ) R.1.1.

4) Real form or nature, true character; न हि ते भगवन् व्यक्तिं विदुर्देवा न दानवाः (na hi te bhagavan vyaktiṃ vidurdevā na dānavāḥ) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 1.14.

5) An individual (opp. jāti), as in जातिव्यक्ती (jātivyaktī); अव्यक्ताद् व्यक्तयः सर्वाः प्रभवन्त्यहरागमे (avyaktād vyaktayaḥ sarvāḥ prabhavantyaharāgame) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 8.18.

6) Gender (in gram.).

7) Inflection.

Derivable forms: vyaktiḥ (व्यक्तिः).

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

Vyakti (व्यक्ति).—f.

(-ktiḥ) 1. Individuality, specific appearance or being. 2. Appearance, manifestation. 3. Case, inflexion, or the proper form of any inflected word. E. vi before añj to make clear, aff. ktin .

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

Vyakti (व्यक्ति).—i. e. vi-añj + tī, f. 1. Distinctness, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 167. 2. Individuality. 3. An individual (opp. to jāti), [Siddhānta Muktāvali] 82, 10. 4. Appearance, manifestation [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] 7, 23; 10, 14; [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 12.

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

Vyakti (व्यक्ति).—[feminine] appearance, manifestation, distinctness, variety, individual.

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

1) Vyakti (व्यक्ति):—[=vy-akti] [from vy-añj] f. visible appearance or manifestation, becoming evident or known or public ([accusative] with √bhaj, ā-√gam, and ā-√yā, to appear, become manifest), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] specific appearance, distinctness, individuality, [ib.]

3) [v.s. ...] an individual (opp. to jāti), [Bhagavad-gītā; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] (in gram.) gender, [Pāṇini 1-2, 51]

5) [v.s. ...] case, inflection, the proper form of any inflected word, [Horace H. Wilson]

6) [v.s. ...] a vowel (?), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

7) Vyaktī (व्यक्ती):—[from vy-añj] in [compound] for vy-akta.

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

Vyakti (व्यक्ति):—(ktiḥ) 2. f. Individuality; appearance; case, inflexion.

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

Vyakti (व्यक्ति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vatti.

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Vyakti 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vyakti (व्यक्ति):—(nm) an individual, a person; subject; ~[ka] individual, personal; ~[gata] subjective; individual, personal; ~[niṣṭa] subjective; -[pada] singular term; ~[vācaka] proper; •[saṃjñā] proper noun; ~[vāda] individualism; ~[vāditā] individualism; individualistic outlook; ~[vādī] an individualist; individualistic; ~[vaicitryavāda] (in literature) the theory of subjective/personal typicality/identity; hence ~[vaicitryavādī] (a, nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vyakti (ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿ):—

1) [noun] the act of being seen, comprehended clearly.

2) [noun] a human being, esp. as distinguished from a thing or lower animal; individual man, woman or child; a person.

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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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