भक्ति

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit भक्ति (bhaktí).

Noun[edit]

भक्ति (bhaktifUrdu spelling بھکتی

  1. devotion
  2. constancy
  3. faith, faithfulness
  4. reverence
  5. devoutness
  6. adoration, fidelity

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the -ta participle of the verbal root भजति (bhajati, to divide, distribute, allot or apportion to); compare भक्त (bhaktá, distributed, assigned, alloted).

Noun[edit]

भक्ति (bhaktíf

  1. distribution, partition, separation
    क्षेत्रभक्ति (kṣetra-bhakti, the division of a field) — '
    भङ्गीभक्ति (bhaṅgī-bhakti, division or separation into (a series of) waves or wave-like steps) — '
  2. division, portion, share
  3. a division of a सामन् (sāman) (also called विधि (vidhi), of which 7 or 5 are enumerated)
  4. division by streaks or lines
  5. streak, line, variegated decoration
  6. row, series, succession, order
    भक्त्या (bhaktyā) and भक्तितस् (bhakti-tas, in succession)
  7. (at the end of a compound) the being a part of, belonging to
    अज्भक्तेः (ajbhakteḥ, on the part of the vowels)
  8. that which belongs to or is contained in anything else, an attribute
  9. predisposition (of body to any disease)
  10. attachment, devotion, fondness for, devotion to; bhakti
  11. (with locative, genitive or at the end of a compound) trust, homage, worship, piety, faith or love or devotion (as a religious principle or means of salvation, together with कर्मन् (karman, works), and ज्ञान (jñāna, spiritual knowledge))
  12. (at the end of a compound) assumption of the form of
  13. often wrong reading for भङ्गि (bhaṅgi) or भुक्ति (bhukti)

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References[edit]

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, page 0743