Arthavada, Arthavāda, Artha-vada: 16 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Arthvaad.

In Hinduism

Mīmāṃsā (school of philosophy)

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Source: Srimatham: Mīmāṃsa: The Study of Hindu Exegesis

1) Arthavāda (अर्थवाद, “corroborative statements”) is one of the five divisions of subject-matter of the Vedic, Puranic and Tantric literature according to Mīmāṃsā philosophy.—Arthavāda is passage which extols and encourages the performance of a positive injunction (vidhi) or censures and discourages the performance of a prohibition (niṣedha).

Arthavādas as such are authoritative only in so far as they serve the distinctly useful purpose of helping the injunction or prohibition.

2) Arthavāda (अर्थवाद) refers to one of the various tools used by authors displaying their skill in the art of writing.—It must be born in mind that many of the allegories and descriptions given in the text are merely for praising or encouraging a prescribed action or form of Dharma and discouraging a forbidden one. They are not to be taken literally.

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Mimamsa (मीमांसा, mīmāṃsā) refers to one of the six orthodox Hindu schools of philosophy, emphasizing the nature of dharma and the philosophy of language. The literature in this school is also known for its in-depth study of ritual actions and social duties.

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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)

Arthavāda (अर्थवाद) refers to “explanations”, as found in the Brāhmaṇas, according to the Āpastamba-yajña-paribhāṣā-sūtras.—“the name Veda belongs both to the Mantras and Brāhmaṇas. The Brāhmaṇas are the precepts for the sacrifice. The rest of the Brāhmaṇa, that which does not contain precepts, consists of explanations [viz., Arthavāda], i.e. reproof, praise, stories, and traditions”.Commentary: Arthavāda, translated by “explanation”, means not only the telling of the meaning, but likewise the telling of the object.

According to Sūtra 83, “when we hear words referring to something else, that is arthavāda”. Commentary: Arthavāda is generally explained as anything occurring in the Brāhmaṇas which is not vidhi or command. Here, however, it refers to Mantras or passages recited at the sacrifice.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Arthavāda (अर्थवाद) refers to:—Exaggerated praise. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

arthavāda (अर्थवाद).—m (S) Hyperbolical praise or dispraise. 2 Poetical embellishment; mere fiction or flourish; fanciful reasoning in explanation of. Ex. cicundarī mājarācī māvasī mhaṇūna tilā mājara khāta nāhīṃ hā ugīñca a0

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

arthavāda (अर्थवाद).—m Hyperbolical praise or dis- praise. Argumentation.

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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 dictionary

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

Arthavāda (अर्थवाद).—

1) declaration of any purpose.

2) affirmation, declaratory assertion, an explanatory remark, exegesis; speech or assertion having a certain object; a sentence. (It usually recommends a vidhi or precept by stating the good arising from its proper observance, and the evils arising from its omission, and also by adducing historical instances in its support; stutirnindā parakṛtiḥ purākalpa ityarthavādaḥ Gaut. Sūt.; said by Laugākṣi to be of 3 kinds :guṇavādo virodhe syādanu vādo'vadhārite | bhūtārthavādastaddhānādartha- vādastridhā mataḥ; the last kind includes many varieties.)

3) one of the six means of finding out the tātparya (real aim and object) of any work.

4) praise, eulogy; अर्थवाद एषः । दोषं तु मे कंचित्कथय (arthavāda eṣaḥ | doṣaṃ tu me kaṃcitkathaya) Uttararāmacarita 1.

Derivable forms: arthavādaḥ (अर्थवादः).

Arthavāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms artha and vāda (वाद).

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

Arthavāda (अर्थवाद).—m.

(-daḥ) 1. Praise, eulogium. 2. Declaration of purpose or object, speech or expression having a certain object, as stutyarthavādaḥ speech implying praise, nindārthavādaḥ speech implying censure. 3. Amplification. E. artha substance, thing, and vāda speaking.

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

Arthavāda (अर्थवाद).—m. praise, [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 216, 14. Āśīrvāda, i. e.

Arthavāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms artha and vāda (वाद).

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

Arthavāda (अर्थवाद).—[masculine] declaration of purpose or object.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Arthavāda (अर्थवाद) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—mīm. Oppert. Ii, 4469.

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

1) Arthavāda (अर्थवाद):—[=artha-vāda] [from artha] a speaking for gain, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] b m. explanation of the meaning (of any precept), [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Nyāya] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] praise, eulogium, [Uttararāma-carita]

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

Arthavāda (अर्थवाद):—[artha-vāda] (daḥ) 1. m. Praise.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Arthavāda (अर्थवाद) [Also spelled arthvaad]:—(nm) eulogium; praise; explanation of the meaning of a precept.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Arthavāda (ಅರ್ಥವಾದ):—[noun] (phil.) the act or statement that upholds the right and denies or condemns illusion, delusion or hallucination.

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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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