Ritu, Ṛtu: 28 definitions


Ritu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

Ritu has 26 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit term Ṛtu can be transliterated into English as Rtu or Ritu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Hritu.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[Deutsch Wörterbuch]

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

Ṛtu (ऋतु):—

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Ṛtu (ऋतु):—

2) so v. a. Monat [WEBER, Jyotiṣa 112. Nakṣ. 2, 341. 351.] Halbmonat: bahule pyṛtau [Jyotiṣa 30.] Bez. der Zahl sechs [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 77, 24. 98, 1.] [Weber’s Indische Studien 8, 167.] —

7) Nomen proprium eines Ṛṣi [Weber’s Indische Studien.3,210,b.]

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Ṛtu (ऋतु):—

2) als Bez. der Zahl sechs [Sūryasiddhānta 1, 31. 37. 12, 88.] —

3) die Zeit wird [Bhāvaprakāśa 2] [?auf 16] Tage vom Erscheinen der menses an gerechnet.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Ṛtu (ऋतु):—m.

1) zutreffende Zeit , Zeitpunct , zugemessene Zeit. Instr. Sg. und Pl. zu seiner Zeit , in den rechten Zeiten , zur Opferoder Festzeit.

2) Zeitabschnitt , insbes. Jahresabschnitt , Jahreszeit. Es werden deren [5,6] (so stets in der späteren Litetaur) , [7,12] ( = Monat oder 24 ( = Halbmonat ) angenommen. ṛtau in der entsprechenden Jahreszeit. Sg. auch in collect. Bed. —

3) Bez. der Zahl sechs.

4) die Regeln der Weiber , insbes. die unmittelbar darauf folgenden , zur Empfängniss geeigneten Tage (nach [Bhāvaprakāśa] die 16 Tage nach dem Erscheinen der menses ). —

5) der Beischlaf zu dieser Zeit.

6) bestimmte Folge , Ordnung , Regel.

7) *Glanz.

8) *schwarzes Schwefelantimon.

9) Nomen proprium — a) eines Ṛṣi. — b) des 12ten Manu.

context information

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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