Aksharavritta, Akṣaravṛtta, Akshara-vritta: 3 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Akṣaravṛtta can be transliterated into English as Aksaravrtta or Aksharavritta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous next»] — Aksharavritta in Chandas glossary
Source: Wikipedia: Sanskrit Prosody

Akṣaravṛtta (अक्षरवृत्त, “syllabic verse”) refers to a type of metre found in classical Sanskrit poetry. Akṣavṛtta metres depend on the number of syllables in a verse, with relative freedom in the distribution of light and heavy syllables. This style is derived from older Vedic forms, and found in the great epics, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana.

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context information

Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Akṣaravṛtta (अक्षरवृत्त).—a metre regulated by the number of syllables it contains; छन्दस्तु द्विविधं प्रोक्तं वृत्तं जातिरिति द्विधा । वृत्तमक्षरसंख्यातं जातिर्मात्राकृता भवेत् (chandastu dvividhaṃ proktaṃ vṛttaṃ jātiriti dvidhā | vṛttamakṣarasaṃkhyātaṃ jātirmātrākṛtā bhavet) || unshaken resolve, resolute (akṣaraṃ niścalaṃ chando'bhiprāyo yasya);

Derivable forms: akṣaravṛttam (अक्षरवृत्तम्).

Akṣaravṛtta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms akṣara and vṛtta (वृत्त).

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Aksharavritta in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Akṣaravṛtta (ಅಕ್ಷರವೃತ್ತ):—[noun] (pros.) a stanza the metre of which is regulated by the number of syllables, their length and, their order of combination.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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