n. an explanatory or supplementary rule, critical gloss or annotation (added to a grammatical or philosophical sūtra- and defined to be"the exposition of the meaning, of that which is said, of that which is left unsaid, and of that which is ill or imperfectly said";the term vārttika- is, however, especially applied to kātyāyana-'s critical annotations on the aphorisms of pāṇini-'s grammar, the object of which is to consider whether pāṇini-'s rules are correct or not, and to improve on them where this may be found to be necessary;and also to similar works on various matters by kumārila-, sureśvara- etc.; seetantra-v-, śloka-v-)
वार्त्तिक a. (-की f.) [वृत्ति-ठक्] 1 Relating to news. -2 Bringing news. -3 Explanatory, glossarial. -कः 1 An emissary, a spy. -2 A husbandman (a man of the third tribe). -3 A mineralogist; L. D. B. -4 A trader, businessman. -5 A physician. -का 1 Business, trade. -2 News; कः पन्थाः का च वार्त्तिका Mb.3.313.114. -कम् [वृत्तिरूपेण कृतो ग्रन्थः] An explanatory or supplementary rule which explains the meaning of that which is said, of that which is left unsaid, of that which is imperfectly said; or a rule which explains what is said or but imperfectly said and supplies omissions; उक्तानुक्तदुरुक्तार्थव्यक्ति (or चिन्ता)कारि तु वार्त्तिकम् (the term is particularly applied to the explanatory rules of Kātyāyana on Pāṇini's Sūtras). -Comp. -कारः N. of Kātyāyana.
m. trader, business man; emissary, envoy; â, f. trade, business; n. supplementary and corrective rule to a Sûtra (the best-known Vârttikas are those of Kâtyâ yana on the Sûtras of Pânini):(a)-kâra, m. composer of Vârttikas.
noun (masculine) a businessman (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
an emissary (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
conjurer (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
envoy (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
one who knows antidotes (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
physician (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the egg-plant (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
trader (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
noun (neuter) a marriage feast (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
an explanatory or supplementary rule (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
critical gloss or annotation (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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