Alamkriti, Alaṃkṛti, Alaṅkṛti, Alankriti: 9 definitions


Alamkriti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Alaṃkṛti and Alaṅkṛti can be transliterated into English as Alamkrti or Alamkriti or Alankrti or Alankriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Alamkriti in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Alaṅkṛti (अलङ्कृति) refers to “rhetoric”, according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] Not by studying the doctrines of scriptural exegesis, logic, planets and mathematics, nor by the Vedas, Upaniṣads, Dharmaśāstras [and the like]; not even by lexicons nor metre, grammar, poetry nor rhetoric (alaṅkṛti); the sage's attainment of the highest reality is gained only from the oral teachings of his own guru.[...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Alaṃkṛti (अलंकृति).—f.

1) Decoration.

2) An ornament; कर्णालंकृति (karṇālaṃkṛti) Amaruśataka 13.

3) A rhetorical ornament, a figure of speech; तददौषौ शब्दार्थौ सगुणावनलंकृती पुनः क्वापि (tadadauṣau śabdārthau saguṇāvanalaṃkṛtī punaḥ kvāpi) K. P.1; यो विद्वान् मन्यते काव्यं शब्दार्थावनलंकृती । असौ न मन्यते कस्मादनु- ष्णमनलं कृती (yo vidvān manyate kāvyaṃ śabdārthāvanalaṃkṛtī | asau na manyate kasmādanu- ṣṇamanalaṃ kṛtī) ||; Chandr.1; सालंकृतिः श्रवणकोमलवर्णराजिः (sālaṃkṛtiḥ śravaṇakomalavarṇarājiḥ) Bv. 3.6 (where has senses 2 and 3.).

Derivable forms: alaṃkṛtiḥ (अलंकृतिः).

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

Alaṃkṛti (अलंकृति).—i. e. alam-kṛ + ti, f. Ornament, [Amaruśataka, (ed. Calcutt.)] 13.

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

Alaṃkṛti (अलंकृति).—[feminine] = alaṃkāra.

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

1) Alaṃkṛti (अलंकृति):—[=alaṃ-kṛti] [from alaṃ > alam] f. ornament, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] rhetorical ornament (cf. -kara above), [Sāhitya-darpaṇa; Kāvyādarśa]

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

Alaṅkṛti (अलङ्कृति):—(tiḥ) 2. f. Adorning.

[Sanskrit to German]

Alamkriti in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Alaṃkṛti (ಅಲಂಕೃತಿ):—

1) [noun] an ornament.

2) [noun] a rhetoric expression; a figure of speech.

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Aḷaṃkṛti (ಅಳಂಕೃತಿ):—

1) [noun] an ornament.

2) [noun] a rhetoric expression; a figure of speech.

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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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