भक्ति

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Sanskrit भक्ति (bhaktí).

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Noun[edit]

भक्ति (bhaktif (Urdu spelling بھکتی‎)

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

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Sanskrit[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From भज् (bhaj, to divide, distribute, allot or apportion to, root) +‎ -ति (-ti).

Pronunciation[edit]

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)

Declension[edit]

Feminine i-stem declension of भक्ति (bhaktí)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative भक्तिः
bhaktíḥ
भक्ती
bhaktī́
भक्तयः
bhaktáyaḥ
Vocative भक्ते
bhákte
भक्ती
bháktī
भक्तयः
bháktayaḥ
Accusative भक्तिम्
bhaktím
भक्ती
bhaktī́
भक्तीः
bhaktī́ḥ
Instrumental भक्त्या
bhaktyā̀
भक्तिभ्याम्
bhaktíbhyām
भक्तिभिः
bhaktíbhiḥ
Dative भक्तये / भक्त्ये¹ / भक्त्यै²
bhaktáye / bhaktyè¹ / bhaktyaì²
भक्तिभ्याम्
bhaktíbhyām
भक्तिभ्यः
bhaktíbhyaḥ
Ablative भक्तेः / भक्त्याः²
bhaktéḥ / bhaktyā̀ḥ²
भक्तिभ्याम्
bhaktíbhyām
भक्तिभ्यः
bhaktíbhyaḥ
Genitive भक्तेः / भक्त्याः²
bhaktéḥ / bhaktyā̀ḥ²
भक्त्योः
bhaktyóḥ
भक्तीनाम्
bhaktīnā́m
Locative भक्तौ / भक्त्याम्²
bhaktaú / bhaktyā̀m²
भक्त्योः
bhaktyóḥ
भक्तिषु
bhaktíṣu
Notes
  • ¹Less common
  • ²Later Sanskrit

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