Abhutaharana, Abhūtāharaṇa, Abhuta-aharana: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

[«previous next»] — Abhutaharana in Natyashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Abhūtāharaṇa (अभूताहरण, “mis-statement”) refers to ‘deliberate mis-statement’ of events that never took place. Abhūtāharaṇa represents one of the thirteen garbhasandhi, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 21. This element is also known by the name Kapaṭāśraya. Garbhasandhi refers to the “segments (sandhi) of the development part (garbha)” and represents one of the five segments of the plot (itivṛtta or vastu) of a dramatic composition (nāṭaka).

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhutaharana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhūtāharaṇa (अभूताहरण).—'utterance of an unreality', a covert expression, a speech founded on fraud, one of the members of garbha S. D.365.

Derivable forms: abhūtāharaṇam (अभूताहरणम्).

Abhūtāharaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms abhūta and āharaṇa (आहरण).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhūtāharaṇa (अभूताहरण):—[from a-bhūta > a-bhuva] n. relating anything which in fact has not happened, a wrong account (given for deceiving or puzzling anybody), [Sāhitya-darpaṇa; Daśarūpa etc.]

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

Abhūtāharaṇa (अभूताहरण):—[tatpurusha compound] n.

(-ṇam) A covert or metaphorical ex-pression; Sāhityad.: …vyājāśrayaṃ vākyamabhūtāharaṇaṃ matam; as in the following instance where the death of Aśvatthāman is reported under the metaphor of a prostrate elephant: aśvatthāmā hata iti pṛthāsūnunā spaṣṭamuktvā svairaṃ śeṣe gaja iti kila vyāhṛtaṃ satyavācā. E. abhūta and āharaṇa.

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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 (even English!). 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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