Anukarana, Anukaraṇa: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Anukaraṇa (अनुकरण, “mimicry”) is a Sanskrit technical term used in plays and dramas (nāṭya), as explained in the Nāṭyaśāstra.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., 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) and poetic works (kavya).

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Shodhganga: Vaiyākaraṇabhūṣaṇasāra: a critical study

Anukaraṇa (अनुकरण).—Imitation; a word, uttered in imitation of another; Onomatopoetic word.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Anukaraṇa (अनुकरण).—(l) imitation; a word uttered in imitation of another; an imitative name: cf. अनुकरणे चानितिपरम् (anukaraṇe cānitiparam) P.I.4.62; अनुकरणं हि शिष्टशिष्टाप्रतिषिद्धेषु यथा लौकिकवैदिकेषु (anukaraṇaṃ hi śiṣṭaśiṣṭāpratiṣiddheṣu yathā laukikavaidikeṣu), Śiva sūtra 2 Vārt 1; cf. also प्रकृतिवद् अनुकरणं भवति (prakṛtivad anukaraṇaṃ bhavati) an imitative name is like its original Par. Śek. Pari. 36; also M.Bh. on VIII. 2.46; (2) imitative word, onomatopoetic word; cf. एवं ह्याहुः कुक्कुटाः कुक्कुड् इति । नैवं त आहुः । अनुकरणमेतत्तेषाम् (evaṃ hyāhuḥ kukkuṭāḥ kukkuḍ iti | naivaṃ ta āhuḥ | anukaraṇametatteṣām) M. Bh. on I.3.48. cf. also दुन्दुभिः इति शब्दानुकरणम् (dundubhiḥ iti śabdānukaraṇam) Nir. IX. 12.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

anukaraṇa : (ger.) imitation.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anukaraṇa (अनुकरण).—n (S) Imitating or copying. 2 An imitative sound; a sound made in imitation of the cry of an animal, or of the sound of a sounding body; an onomatopœia: also such written word, as paṭāpaṭa, dhabādhaba, bhaḍābhaḍa, karakara, khaḷakhaḷa.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

anukaraṇa (अनुकरण).—n Imitating, copying.

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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anukaraṇa (अनुकरण).—f.

1) Imitation; त्वदीयसुचरितैकदेशस्यानुकरणं किलैतत् (tvadīyasucaritaikadeśasyānukaraṇaṃ kilaitat) Mu.7.

2) Copy, resemblance, similarity; शब्दानुकरणम् (śabdānukaraṇam) onamatopoeia; अव्यक्तानुकरणस्यात इतौ (avyaktānukaraṇasyāta itau) P.VI. 1.98; V.4.57; I.4.62; धूमोद्गारानुकृतिनिपुणाः (dhūmodgārānukṛtinipuṇāḥ) Me.71.

3) Compliance; ओमित्येतदनुकृति ह स्म वै (omityetadanukṛti ha sma vai) Taitt. Up.8.

Derivable forms: anukaraṇam (अनुकरणम्).

See also (synonyms): anukṛti.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anukaraṇa (अनुकरण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) 1. Imitation, making or doing any thing like or in imitation of another, following an example. 2. Resemblance, similarity. E. anu, and karaṇa making.

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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. 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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