Rhythm words in Sanskrit

Oddly, there are not very many words showing up as pertaining to RHYTHM in the Monier-Williams reverse search. There are many more classified as related to CYCLE.

1 karaṇa (rhythm) 2 vṛtta (rhythm) 3 vṛttagandhi (rhythm) 4 vṛttagandhin (rhythm) 5 vṛtti (rhythm

káraa [p= 254,1] [L=44240]
(ī)n (once karaá RV. i , 119 , 7) doing , making , effecting , causing (esp. ifc. ; cf. antakaraa , uṣṇa-k° , &c ) R. &c

RV. i , 119 , 7
káraa [L=44240.04]
a helper , companion AV. vi , 46 , 2 ; xv , 5 , 1-6 ; xix , 57 , 3
káraa [L=44240.06]
a man of a mixed class (the son of an outcast katriya Mn. x , 22 ; or the son of a śūdra woman by a vaiśya Ya1jn5. i , 92 ; or the son of a vaiśya woman by a katriya MBh. i , 2446 ; 4521 ; the occupation of this class is writing , accounts &c )
káraa [L=44240.07]
writer , scribe W.
káraa [L=44240.08]
(in Gr.) a sound or word as an independent part of speech (or as separated from the context ; in this sense usually n.) Ka1s3. on Pa1n2. 3-1 , 41 Pat. Comm. on RPra1t.
káraa [L=44240.10]
(in mus.) a kind of time Kum. vi , 40
káraa [L=44240.24]
the act of making , doing , producing , effecting S3Br. MBh. &c (very often ifc. e.g. muṣṭi-k° , virūpa-k°)
káraa [L=44240.26]
an act , deed RV.
káraa [L=44240.28]
an action (esp. a religious one) Ya1jn5. i , 250 R.
káraa [L=44240.30]
the special business of any tribe or caste L.
káraa [L=44240.32]
a calculation (esp. an astronomical one) VarBr2S.
káraa [L=44240.34]
an astrological division of the day (these karaas are eleven , viz. vava , valava , kaulava , taitila , gara , vaija , viṣṭi , śakuni , catupada , kintughna , and nāga , two being equal to a lunar day ; the first seven are called a-dhruvāi or movable , and fill , eight times repeated , the space from the second half of the first day in the moon's increase to the first half of the fourteenth day in its wane ; the four others are dhruvāi or fixed , and occupy the four half-days from the second half of the fourteenth day in the wane of the moon to the first half of the first day in its increase) VarBr2S. Sus3r. &c
káraa [L=44240.36]
pronunciation , articulation , APra1t.
káraa [L=44240.38]
(in Gr.) a sound or word as an independent part of speech , separated from its context Pa1n2. Ka1s3. &c , (karaa may be used in this way like kāra e.g. iti-karaa S3a1n3khS3r. )
káraa [L=44240.40]
the posture of an ascetic
káraa [L=44240.42]
a posture in sexual intercourse
káraa [L=44240.44]
instrument , means of action S3vetUp. Ya1jn5. Megh.
káraa [L=44240.46]
an organ of sense or of speech VPra1t. Pa1rGr2.
káraa [L=44240.48]
(in law) an instrument , document , bond Mn. viii , 51 ; 52 ; 154
káraa [L=44240.50]
(in Gr.) the means or instrument by which an action is effected , the idea expressed by the instrumental case , instrumentality Pa1n2. 1-4 , 42 ; ii , 3 , 18 ; iii , 2 , 45
káraa [L=44240.52]
cause (= kāraa)
káraa [L=44240.54]
a spell , charm Katha1s. (cf. karaa-prayoga)
káraa [L=44240.56]
rhythm , time Kum.
káraa [L=44240.58]
body Megh. Kum. Ka1d.
káraa [L=44240.60]
N. of a treatise of varāha-mihira on the motion of the planets
káraa [L=44240.62]
of a work belonging to the śiva-darśana
káraa [L=44240.64]
a field L.
káraa [L=44240.66]
the mind , heart W. (cf. anta-karaa)
káraa [L=44240.68]
grain W.
karaa [p= 255,1] [L=44431]
» [p= 254,1].
karaa [p= 1324,1] [L=326750]
(also) a sinew, tendon, muscle, Kir.
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[L=44240.02]clever , skilful
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vttá [p= 1009,2] [L=204347]
turned , set in motion (as a wheel) RV.

S3Br. &c

cf. ki-v°) A1past. R. &c

ifc.) continued , lasted for a certain time MBh. vii , 6147


KaushUp. Mn. MBh. &c

TBr. (= śrānta Sch.)

Mn. R.

Pa1n2. 7-2 , 26

» vttaū*jas)

e.g. with mukta , become free) Katha1s. xviii , 306

loc.) MBh. R.


= vta) L.
vttá [L=204361]
a tortoise L.
vttá [L=204362]
a kind of grass L.
vttá [L=204363]
a round temple VarBr2S.
vttá [L=204364]
N. of a serpent-demon MBh.
vttá [L=204366]
a kind of drug (= reukā) L.
vttá [L=204367]
a kind of metre Col.
vttá [L=204368]
(ifc. f(ā).) a circle Gan2it.
vttá [L=204369]
the epicycle Su1ryas.
vttá [L=204370]
occurrence , use Nir.
vttá [L=204371]
(ifc.) transformation , change into RPra1t.
vttá [L=204372]
appearance Vcar.
vttá [L=204373]
(ifc.) formed of or derived from (» ki-v°)
vttá [L=204374]
an event , adventure R. Katha1s.
vttá [L=204375]
a matter , affair , business ib.
vttá [L=204376]
(also pl.) procedure , practice , action , mode of life , conduct , behaviour (esp. virtuous conduct , good behaviour) S3Br. &c
vttá [L=204377]
means of life , subsistence Hariv. 335 (more correct vtti)
vttá [L=204378]
" turn of a line " , the rhythm at the end of a verse , final rhythm RPra1t.
vttá [L=204379]
a metre containing a fixed number of syllables , any metre Ka1vya7d. VarBr2S. &c
vttá [p= 1009,3] [L=204380]
a metre consisting of 10 trochees Col.
(H2) mfn.
[L=204348]round , rounded , circular
[L=204349]occurred , happened (
[L=204351]completed , finished , absolved
[L=204352]past , elapsed , gone
[L=204353]quite exhausted
[L=204354]deceased , dead
[L=204355]studied , mastered
[L=204356]existing , effective , unimpaired (
[L=204357]become (
[L=204358]acted or behaved towards (
[L=204359]fixed , firm
[L=204360]chosen (
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vttá--gandhi [L=204388]
" having the smell of rhythm " , N. of a partic. kind of artificial prose containing metrical passages (°dhi-tva n.) Va1m. Sa1h.
(H3) n.
vttá--gandhin [L=204389]
" having the smell of rhythm " , N. of a partic. kind of artificial prose containing metrical passages (°dhi-tva n.) Va1m. Sa1h.
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vtti [p= 1010,1] [L=204501]
rolling , rolling down (of tears) S3ak. iv , 5 ; 14

esp.) moral conduct , kind or respectful behaviour or treatment (also v.l. for vtta) Gr2S3rS. Mn. MBh. &c


ib. Ka1v.


loc. or comp.) La1t2y. Hariv. Ka1v. &c

ifc. " employed about " , " engaged in " , " practising ") MBh. Ka1v. &c

ifc. ; cf. uñcha-v° ; vtti-k or √ kp [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 Brahman » Mn. iv , 4-6) S3rS. Mn. MBh. &c

Pan5cav. ??

MaitrUp. Kap. Veda7ntas. &c


partic. sense (loc.) , its function or force Pa1n2. Sa1h. Sch. on Ka1tyS3r. &c

vilambitā , madhyamā , and drutā q.v.) Pra1t.

e.g. any word formed with kt or taddhita affixes , any compound and even duals and plurals which are regarded as dvadva compounds , of which only one member is left , and all derivative verbs such as desideratives &c )

esp. dram. style , said to be of four kinds , viz. 1. kaiśikī , 2. bhāratī 3. sātvatī , 4. ārabhaī , qq.vv. ; the first three are described as suited to the śṛṅgāra , vīra , and raudra rasas respectively , the last as common to all) Bhar. Das3ar. &c

rhet.) alliteration , frequent repetition of the same consonant (five kinds enumerated , scil. madhurā , prau* , puruā , lalitā , and bhadrā) Das3ar. , Introd.

v.l. for vtta q.v.)

esp. on a sūtra)

of the wife of a rudra BhP.
(H2) f.
[L=204502]mode of life or conduct , course of action , behaviour , (
[L=204503]general usage , common practice , rule
[L=204504]mode of being , nature , kind , character , disposition
[L=204505]state , condition
[L=204506]being , existing , occurring or appearing in (
[L=204507]practice , business , devotion or addiction to , occupation with (often
[L=204508]profession , maintenance , subsistence , livelihood (often
[L=204509]wages , hire ,
[L=204510]working , activity , function
[L=204511]mood (of the mind)
[L=204512]the use or occurrence of a word in a
[L=204513]mode or measure of pronunciation and recitation (said to be threefold , viz.
[L=204514](in gram.) a complex formation which requires explanation or separation into its parts (as distinguished from a simple or uncompounded form
[L=204515]style of composition (
[L=204517]final rhythm of a verse (= or
[L=204518]a commentary , comment , gloss , explanation (