Arthantara, Arthāntara, Artha-antara, Arthamtara: 11 definitions


Arthantara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Arthāntara (अर्थान्तर, “superfluous expression”) refers to one of the faults (doṣa) of a dramatic play (kāvya), according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 17. (Description): “when anything not necessary is mentioned it is a case of Superfluous Expression (arthāntara)”.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Arthāntara (अर्थान्तर):—[arthāntaram] Varying statement or false statement

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Jaina Yoga

Arthāntara (अर्थान्तर) or Viparīta refers to “representation of something in a form other than its real form” represents a division of untruth (asatya) according to Amitagati’s classification in his 11th-century Śrāvakācāra verses (6.49-54). Examples: describing a cow as a horse or saying, as do the Buddhists, that the ātman is non-eternal or, as do the Sāṅkhyas, that it is eternal.

Amitagati’s classification of these untruths (e.g., artha-antara) is given not only by the Digambaras Amitagati and Amṛtacandra but also in the Yoga-śāstra where the treatment goes back directly to Siddhasena’s commentary on the Tattvārtha-sūtra (verse 7.9) and indeed to the Śvetāmbara Bhāṣya.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Arthāntara (अर्थान्तर).—

1) another or different meaning.

2) another cause or motive; अर्थोऽयम- र्थान्तरभाव्य एव (artho'yama- rthāntarabhāvya eva) Kumārasambhava 3.18.

3) A new matter or circumstance, new affair.

4) opposite or antithetical meaning, difference of meaning. °न्यासः (nyāsaḥ) a figure of speech in which a general proposition is adduced to support a particular instance, or a particular instance, to support a general proposition; it is an inference from particular to general and vice versa; उक्तिरर्थान्तरन्यासः स्यात् सामान्यविशेषयोः (uktirarthāntaranyāsaḥ syāt sāmānyaviśeṣayoḥ) | (1) हनूमानब्धिमतरद् दुष्करं किं महात्मनाम् (hanūmānabdhimatarad duṣkaraṃ kiṃ mahātmanām) || (2) गुणवद्वस्तुसंसर्गाद्याति नीचोऽपि गौरवम् । पुष्पमालानुषङ्गेण सूत्रं शिरसि धार्यते (guṇavadvastusaṃsargādyāti nīco'pi gauravam | puṣpamālānuṣaṅgeṇa sūtraṃ śirasi dhāryate) Kuval.; cf. also K. P.1 and S. D.79. (Instances of this figure abound in Sanskrit literature, especially in the works of Kālidāsa, Māgha and Bhāravi).

Derivable forms: arthāntaram (अर्थान्तरम्).

Arthāntara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms artha and antara (अन्तर).

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

Arthāntara (अर्थान्तर).—n.

(-raṃ) 1. Difference of meaning or purport. 2. Another or second sense. 3. Opposite or antithetical meaning. E. artha, and antara difference.

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

Arthāntara (अर्थान्तर).—[neuter] another thing or meaning.

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

1) Arthāntara (अर्थान्तर):—[from artha] n. another matter, a different or new circumstance, a similar case (often with ny- √2. as, to introduce some other matter as an illustration See arthāntara-nyāsa below)

2) [v.s. ...] a different meaning, [Nyāya]

3) [v.s. ...] opposite or antithetical meaning, difference of meaning or purport, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Arthāntara (अर्थान्तर):—[arthā+ntara] (raṃ) n. Difference of meaning; second or antithetic sense.

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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

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Arthāṃtara (ಅರ್ಥಾಂತರ):—

1) [noun] a meaning different from the intended one.

2) [noun] a meaning contrary to the intended one.

3) [noun] a different subject or object.

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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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