Alamkarashastra, Alaṃkāraśāstra, Alaṃkāra-śāstra, Alankarashastra, Alankara-shastra: 9 definitions
Alamkarashastra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
The Sanskrit terms Alaṃkāraśāstra and Alaṃkāra-śāstra can be transliterated into English as Alamkarasastra or Alamkarashastra or Alamkara-sastra or Alamkara-shastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Kavya (poetry)Source: Google Books: Extreme Poetry: The South Asian Movement of Simultaneous Narration
Alaṃkāraśāstra: Daṇḍin’s contribution to, disciplinary influences on, doṣas (faults) in overview of śleṣa. See also alaṃkāra;
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
Dharmashastra (religious law)Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Education: Systems & Practices
Alaṃkāraśāstra (अलंकारशास्त्र) refers to the “study of figures of speech” and represents one of the six divisions of the Vedāṅga texts, a type of Śāstra categorised as Apaurūṣeya; all part of the ancient Indian education system, which aimed at both the inner and the outer dimension of a person.
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Kyoto University: Of Maṅgalas and Methodologies
Many of the benedictory verses in alaṃkāraśāstra are directed to Sarasvatī , the patron Goddess of speech and learning, and hence examine the relationship between language and divinity.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
alaṅkāraśāstra (अलंकारशास्त्र).—n Science of the ornaments of composition or style, rhetoric.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Alaṃkāraśāstra (अलंकारशास्त्र).—the science and art of rhetoric, poetics.
Derivable forms: alaṃkāraśāstram (अलंकारशास्त्रम्).
Alaṃkāraśāstra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms alaṃkāra and śāstra (शास्त्र).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Alaṃkāraśāstra (अलंकारशास्त्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—by Bhamaha. Oppert. 3731.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Alaṃkāraśāstra (अलंकारशास्त्र):—[=alaṃ-kāra-śāstra] [from alaṃ-kāra > alaṃ > alam] n. a manual or text book of rhetoric
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Alaṃkāraśāstra (अलंकारशास्त्र):—(a + śā) n. ein Lehrbuch der Rhetorik [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 820.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Alaṃkāraśāstra (अलंकारशास्त्र):—n. Lehrbuch der Rhetorik.
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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Starts with: Alamkarashastrasamgraha.
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