PIE root

Vedic ṛtá together with Avestan 𐬀𐬴𐬀 ‎(aṣ̌a, truth) derives from Proto-Indo-Iranian *artá- ‎(truth), from a Proto-Indo-European *h₂r-to- stem, formed from *h₂er- ‎(to join properly) (the *ar root of आर्य arya).


ऋत ‎(ṛtá)

  1. met with, afflicted by (+instrumental)
  2. proper, right, fit, apt, suitable, able, brave, honest
  3. true
  4. worshipped, respected
  5. enlightened, luminous

Proper nounEdit

ऋत ‎(ṛtám

  1. name of a रुद्र ‎(Rudra)
  2. name of a son of मनु चाक्षुष ‎(Manu Cākṣuṣ)
  3. name of a son of विजय ‎(Vijaya)


ऋत ‎(ṛtán

  1. fixed or settled order, law, rule (especially in religion)
  2. sacred or pious action or custom, divine law, faith, divine truth (these meanings are given by BRD. and are generally more to be accepted than those of native authorities and marked L. below)
  3. truth in general, righteousness, right
  4. figuratively said of gleaning (as the right means of a Brahman's obtaining a livelihood as opposed to agriculture, which is अनृत ‎(anṛta))
  5. promise, oath, vow
  6. truth personified (as an object of worship, and hence enumerated among the sacred objects in the Nir.)
  7. water
  8. sacrifice
  9. a particular sacrifice
  10. sun
  11. wealth



ऋत ‎(ṛtá)

  1. right, duly, properly, expressly, very
  2. right, duly, properly, regularly, lawfully, according to usage or right
  3. truly, sincerely, indeed
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