श्रुति

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

श्रुति (śrútif

  1. hearing, listening
    śrutim abhinīyafeigning to hear
    śrutiṃ vaco nugāṃ-√kṛto listen to a speech
  2. ear, organ or power of hearing
  3. the diagonal of a tetragon or hypothenuse of a triangle
  4. that which is heard or perceived with the ear, sound, noise
  5. an aggregate of sounds (whether forming a word or any part of a word)
  6. rumour, report, news, intelligence, hearsay
  7. a saying, saw, word
  8. that which has been heard or communicated from the beginning , sacred knowledge orally transmitted by the Brahmans from generation to generation , the Veda
  9. (music) a particular division of the octave, a quarter tone or interval (twenty-two of these are enumerated, four constituting a major tone, three a minor, and two a semitone; they are said to be personified as nymphs)
  10. name, title
  11. learning, scholarship
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

श्रुति (śrútif

  1. (compare स्रुति (sruti)) course, path (?)
  2. the constellation, श्रवणा (śravaṇā)
Declension[edit]

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 1101