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vārttika; vArttika ; mfn. ( fr. vārttā and vṛtti ) skilled in a profession or business ( = vṛttau sādhuḥ or vṛttim adhîte veda vā ), g. kath´âdi and g. ukthâ`di

relating to news, bringing or conveying intelligence, W.

explanatory, glossarial, containing or relating to a critical gloss or annotation ( see n. )

m. a businessman, trader, Kathās.

an emissary, envoy, MBh.

one who knows antidotes, conjurer, physician, L.

the egg-plant, L.

( ā ), f. business, trade ( ifc. = occupied with, practising ), MBh. BhP.

a sort of quail ( prob. w.r. for vārtikā, q.v. )

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, Surê`śvara etc. cf. tantra-v°, śloka-v° )

a marriage feast, L.

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