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(mwd) = Cologne Digital Sanskrit Lexicon
(cap) = Capeller's Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(otl) = Cologne Online Tamil Lexicon
(cpd) = Concise Pahlavi Dictionary

1 (mwd) hetu &c. see p. 1303 , col. 3.
2 (mwd) hetu m. `" impulse "' , motive , cause , cause of , reason for (loc. , rarely dat. or gen. ; %{hetunA} , %{hetoH} , %{hetave} , %{hetau} , `" for a cause or reason "' , `" by reason of "' , `" on account of "' [with gen. or comp. e.g. %{mama@hetoH} or %{mad-dhetoH} , `" on account of me "'] ; %{kaM@hetum} or %{ko@heTuH} , `" wherefore? "' `" why? "' Pa1n2. 2-2 , 23 Pat. ; %{yato@hetoH} , `" because "' ; %{anena@hetunA} or %{iti@hetoH} , `" for this reason "' ; %{mRtyu-hetave} , `" in order to kill "' ; %{hetur@alaukikaH} , `" a supernatural cause "' ; ifc. %{hetu} also = `" having as a cause or motive "' , `" caused or effected or actuated or attracted or impelled by "' e.g. %{karma-hetu} , `" caused by the acts [of a former existence] "' Mn. i , 49 ; %{mAMsa-hetu} , `" attracted by [the smell of] flesh "' MBh. x , 496 ; %{karma-phala-hetu} , `" impelled by [the expectation of] the consequences of any act "' BhP. ii , 47 ; 49) RV. &c. &c. ; a logical reason or dedaction or argument , the reason for an inference (esp. applied to the second member or Avayava of the five-membered syllogism see %{nyAya}) Nya1yad. IW. 61 ; logic (in general see %{hetuvidyA}) ; (in gram.) the agent of the causal verb Pa1n2. 1-4 , 55 &c. ; (with Buddhists) primary cause (as opp. to %{pratyaya} q.v.) Sarvad. ; (with Pas3upatas) that which causes the bondage of the soul i.e. the external world and the senses ib. ; a means (%{hetubhiH} ifc. `" by means of "') MBh. ; mode , manner (%{hetubhiH} ifc. `" according to "') ib. Sus3r. Ya1jn5. ; price , cost Ra1jat. v , 71 ; condition MBh. ; (in rhet.) = %{kAvya-liGga} (q.v.) Bhar. Kpr. Sa1h.
3 (cap) hetu m. impulse, motive, cause, reason (gen., dat., loc., or ---), argument, proof; means (instr. --- by means of); condition; mode, manner, way; also concr. mover, impeller, esp. the agent of the causative (g.); adj. --- caused by. Abl. gen., instr., dat., & loc. by reason, on account, or for the sake of (gen. or ---). Abstr. {-tA} f., {-tva} n.
4 (otl) hEtu -> Etu