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vṛtti [ vRtti ]

f. rolling, rolling down ( of tears ) Śak. iv, 5 ; 14

mode of life or conduct, course of action, behaviour, ( esp. ) moral conduct, kind or respectful behaviour or treatment ( also v.l. for vṛtta ) GṛŚrS. Mn. MBh. etc.

general usage, common practice, rule Prāt.

mode of being, nature, kind, character, disposition ib. Kāv

state, condition Tattvas

being, existing, occurring or appearing in ( loc. or comp. ) Lāṭy. Hariv. Kāv. etc.

practice, business, devotion or addiction to, occupation with ( often ifc. ' employed about ', ' engaged in ', ' practising ' ) MBh. Kāv. etc.

profession, maintenance, subsistence, livelihood ( often ifc.

cf. uñcha-v°

vṛttiṃ-√ kṛ or √ kḷp [ Caus. ] with instr., ' to live on or by '

with gen., ' to get or procure a maintenance for '

only certain means of subsistence are allowed to a Brāhman, Mn. iv, 4- 6 ) ŚrS. Mn. MBh. etc.

wages, hire, Pañcav

working, activity, function MaitrUp. Kap. Vedântas. etc.

mood ( of the mind ) Vedântas

the use or occurrence of a word in a partic. sense ( loc. ), its function or force Pāṇ. Sāh. Sch. on KātyŚr. etc.

mode or measure of pronunciation and recitation ( said to be threefold, viz. vilambitā, madhyamā, and drutā, q.v. ) Prāt.

( in gram. ) a complex formation which requires explanation or separation into its parts ( as distinguished from a simple or uncompounded form, e.g. any word formed with Kṛt or Taddhita affixes , any compound and even duals and plurals which are regarded as Dvandva compounds, of which only one member is left, and all derivative verbs such as desideratives etc. )

style of composition ( esp. dram. style, said to be of four kinds, viz. 1. Kaiśikī, 2. Bhāratī 3. Sātvatī, 4. Ārabhaṭī, qq. vv

the first three are described as suited to the Śṛṅgāra, Vīra, and Raudra Rasas respectively, the last as common to all ) Bhar. Daśar. etc.

( in rhet. ) alliteration, frequent repetition of the same consonant ( five kinds enumerated, scil. madhurā, praˆuḍhā, puruṣā, lalitā, and bhadrā ) Daśar., Introd.

final rhythm of a verse ( = or v.l. for vṛtta, q.v. )

a commentary, comment, gloss, explanation ( esp. on a Sūtra )

N. of the wife of a Rudra BhP.

vṛtti-kara [ vRttikara ]

mf ( ī ) n. affording a livelihood MBh. Kathās. Suśr.

vṛtti-karṣita [ vRttikarSita ]

mfn. distressed for ( want of ) a livelihood Mn. viii, 411 ( bhṛty-abhāvena pīḍitaḥ Kull. ) MBh.

vṛtti-kāra [ vRttikAra ]

or m. the author of a Comm. on a Sūtra ( esp. applied to Vāmana, the principal author of the Kāśikā-vṛtti )

vṛtti-kṛt [ vRttikRt ]

m. the author of a Comm. on a Sūtra ( esp. applied to Vāmana, the principal author of the Kāśikā-vṛtti )

vṛtti-kṣīṇa [ vRttikSINa ]

mfn. = -karṣita MBh.

vṛtti-cakra [ vRtticakra ]

n. conduct or mode of ( mutual ) treatment compared to a wheel Pañcat. i, 81

vṛtti-candra-pradīpikā-nirukti [ vRtticandrapradIpikAnirukti ]

f. N. of wk.

vṛtti-ccheda [ vRtticcheda ]

m. deprivation of livelihood or subsistence Kām

vṛtti-tā [ vRttitA ]

f. state of existence, mode of subsistence, profession, conduct Mn. MBh. etc.

vṛtti-tva [ vRttitva ]

n. state of existence, mode of subsistence, profession, conduct Mn. MBh. etc.

vṛtti-da [ vRttida ]

or mfn. affording maintenance, a supporter MBh. R. BhP.

vṛtti-dātṛ [ vRttidAtR ]

mfn. affording maintenance, a supporter MBh. R. BhP.

vṛtti-dāna [ vRttidAna ]

n. the giving of maintenance, supporting W.

vṛtti-dīpikā [ vRttidIpikA ]

f. N. of wk.

vṛtti-nibandhana [ vRttinibandhana ]

n. means of support Kathās

vṛtti-nirodha [ vRttinirodha ]

m. obstruction or prevention of activity or function Kām

vṛtti-pradīpa [ vRttipradIpa ]

m. N. of wk.

vṛtti-prabhā-kara [ vRttiprabhAkara ]

m. N. of wk.

vṛtti-bhaṅga [ vRttibhaGga ]

m. loss of livelihood Pañcat

vṛtti-bhāj [ vRttibhAj ]

mfn. ' performing sacrifices etc. ' or doing good and evil ' Śiś. xiv, 19 ( homâdi-vyāpāraṃ kurvan or puṇya-pāpa- kārin Sch. )

vṛtti-mat [ vRttimat ]

mfn. following the practice of ( ifc. ) BhP.

one who is engaged in a partic. matter or has a partic. way of thinking Śaṃkar

having a means of subsistence ( ifc. = ' living on or by ' ) Mn. MBh. BhP.

exercising a partic. function, active ( ifc. having anything as its function ) Sarvad. Kap. Sch.

vṛtti-mūla [ vRttimUla ]

n. provision for maintenance Gaut

vṛtti-lābha [ vRttilAbha ]

m. ( in phil. ) ascertainment of the concurrent MW.

vṛtti-vāda [ vRttivAda ]

m. N. of wk.

vṛtti-vārttika [ vRttivArttika ]

n. N. of wk.

vṛtti-vaikalya [ vRttivaikalya ]

n. lack of means of subsistence, want of a livelihood Mn. Pañcat

vṛtti-saṃgraha [ vRttisaMgraha ]

m. N. of a concise Comm. on Pāṇni's Sūtras ( by Rāma-candra, a pupil of Nāgoji )

vṛtti-stha [ vRttistha ]

mfn. being in any state or condition or employment MW.

m. a lizard, chameleon L.

vṛtti-han [ vRttihan ]

( Up. ),

vṛtti-hantṛ [ vRttihantR ]

( MBh. ), mfn. destroying a person's ( gen. ) means of subsistence

vṛtti-hetu [ vRttihetu ]

m. = -mūla Mn. iv, 11

vṛtti-hrāsa [ vRttihrAsa ]

m. = -bhaṅga, Kusum