Abhipraya, Abhiprāya: 11 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Abhiprāya (अभिप्राय, “confidence”) refers to one of the thirty-six “characteristic features” (lakṣaṇa) of perfect ‘poetic compositions’ (kāvyabandha) and ‘dramatic compositions’ (dṛśyakāvya, or simply kāvya). According to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 17, these thirty-six lakṣaṇas act as instructions for composing playwrights. The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Abhiprāya (अभिप्राय, “fancy”).—One of the thirty-six lakṣaṇa, or “excellent points of a dramatic composition”;—Description of abhiprāya: When an idea interesting to people but hitherto non-existent, is conceived on the basis of similarity of two objects, it is an instance of Fancy (abhiprāya, lit. “belief”)

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

1) Abhiprāya (अभिप्राय).—(अभिप्रायसंधि (abhiprāyasaṃdhi)) a kind of euphonic combination where the nasal letter न् (n) is dropped and the preceding vowel (अ) is nasalised e. g, दधन्याँ यः । स्ववाँ यातु (dadhanyāṃ yaḥ | svavāṃ yātu) :

2) Abhiprāya.—View, purpose, intention; cf. तद् व्यक्तमाचार्यस्याभिप्रायो गम्येत, इदं न भवतीति (tad vyaktamācāryasyābhiprāyo gamyeta, idaṃ na bhavatīti); M. Bh. on I.1.27; cf. also स्वरितञितः कर्त्रभिप्राये क्रियाफले (svaritañitaḥ kartrabhiprāye kriyāphale) P.1.3.72.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

abhiprāya (अभिप्राय).—m (S) in poetry abhiprāva m Meaning, intent, aim, purpose. 2 Import, signification, meaning. 3 In popular license. An official report. Ex. māmalatadārācā a0 pāhavā.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

abhiprāya (अभिप्राय).—m Aim, purpose, intention, wish, desire. Meaning, sense, import, signi- fication. Opinion, view; instruction, advice. Sometimes, an official report, as māmalatadārācā abhiprāya.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhiprāya (अभिप्राय).—a. [i-ac] Going near, approaching; aiming at, intending, meaning, accruing to; स्वरितञितः कर्त्रभिप्राये क्रियाफले (svaritañitaḥ kartrabhiprāye kriyāphale) P.I.3.72.

-yaḥ 1 Aim, purpose, object, intention, wish, desire; अभिप्राया न सिद्धयन्ति तेनेदं वर्तते जगत् (abhiprāyā na siddhayanti tenedaṃ vartate jagat) Pt.1.158; साभिप्रायाणि वचांसि (sābhiprāyāṇi vacāṃsi) Pt.2 earnest words; भावः कवेरभिप्रायः (bhāvaḥ kaverabhiprāyaḥ).

2) Meaning, sense, import, implied sense of a word, passage &c.; तेषामयमभिप्रायः (teṣāmayamabhiprāyaḥ) such is the meaning intended, import (of the passage &c.).

3) Opinion, belief. तेषां स्वं स्वमभिप्रायमुपलभ्य पृथक् पृथक् (teṣāṃ svaṃ svamabhiprāyamupalabhya pṛthak pṛthak) Ms.7.57.

4) Relation, reference.

5) Name of Viṣṇu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Abhiprāya (अभिप्राय).—m., difference: Divy 222.20 (na…) kaścid viśeṣo vā 'bhiprāyo vā nānākaraṇaṃ vā. Based on use of Pali adhippāya (= Sanskrit abhiprāya) intention, but also difference; on the latter meaning see CPD s.v. The old Buddhist word adhippāya was Sktized, keeping this new meaning in addition to its normal Sanskrit meaning Compare with Divy passage the Pali, ko viseso ko adhippāyo kiṃ nānākaraṇaṃ MN i.64.23—24.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhiprāya (अभिप्राय).—m.

(-yaḥ) 1. Meaning, intention, wish, purpose. 2. Meaning, a sentence, sense. 3. The main purport of a book. E. abhi, and priñ to satisfy, ghañ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhiprāya (अभिप्राय).—i. e. abhi-pra-i + a, m. 1. Intention, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 366; wish, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 28, 31. 2. Opinion, [Pañcatantra] 150, 25. 3. Consideration, [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 204, 13 sqq. Samaṣṭi-abhiprāyeṇa, when taken collectively.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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