Amaradatta, Amara-datta: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Amaradatta in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Amaradatta (अमरदत्त) is the name of an ancient king from Ayodhyā, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 69. Accordingly: “... there is a city of the name of Ayodhyā famous in the three worlds. In it there lived in old time a king named Amaradatta. He was of resplendent brightness, and he had a wife named Surataprabhā, who was as closely knit to him as the oblation to the fire”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Amaradatta, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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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’.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Amaradatta (अमरदत्त).—Name of a lexicographer, of a prince. Ks.

Derivable forms: amaradattaḥ (अमरदत्तः).

Amaradatta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms amara and datta (दत्त).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Amaradatta (अमरदत्त) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—lexicographer. Quoted by Halāyudha, Medinīkara, Rāyamukuṭa, Bhānujī.

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

1) Amaradatta (अमरदत्त):—[=a-mara-datta] [from a-mara > a-mamri] m. Name of a lexicographer

2) [v.s. ...] of a prince, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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Amaradatta 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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