Arthalankara, Arthālaṅkāra, Artha-alankara, Arthalamkara: 4 definitions


Arthalankara 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.

In Hinduism

Kavyashastra (science of poetry)

[«previous next»] — Arthalankara in Kavyashastra glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Bhismacaritam a critical study

Arthālaṅkāra (अर्थालङ्कार) refers to the “sense” type of Alaṅkāra (“figures of speech”) which represents the “essence of poetry” as employed in the Bhīṣmacarita (Bhishma Charitra) which is a mahākāvya (‘epic poem’) written by Hari Narayan Dikshit.—Hari Narayan Dikshit is an expert in the use of ‘Arthālaṅkāras’ also. He has resorted to various ‘arthālaṅkāras’ in his poem, which shows his mastery in the employment of the figures of sense. Among the various ‘sadṛśya-mūlaka arthālaṅkāras’ such as ‘upamā’, ‘utprekṣā’, ‘rūpaka’ and others, the favourite of our poet are the ‘upamā’ and ‘rūpaka’. The frequent use of these arthālaṅkāras is a typical feature of kāvyas tyle.

Kavyashastra book cover
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Kavyashastra (काव्यशास्त्र, kāvyaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian tradition of poetry (kavya). Canonical literature (shastra) of the includes encyclopedic manuals dealing with prosody, rhetoric and various other guidelines serving to teach the poet how to compose literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Arthalankara in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

arthālaṅkāra (अर्थालंकार).—m S A general term for tropes and figures; disting. from śabdālaṅkāra Verbal ornaments.

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arthālaṅkāra (अर्थालंकार).—. Add:-- For these tropes and figures see vācyālaṅkāra, and for the verbal ornaments see śabdālaṅkāra.

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

arthālaṅkāra (अर्थालंकार).—m A general term for tropes and figures.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Arthālaṃkāra (ಅರ್ಥಾಲಂಕಾರ):—[noun] (rhet.) a figure of speech determined by and dependant on the sense and not on sound.

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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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