Arthopama, Arthopamā, Artha-upama: 2 definitions

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Arthopamā (अर्थोपमा).—a simile dependent on sense and not on sound; see under उपमा (upamā).

Arthopamā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms artha and upamā (उपमा).

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

Arthopama (अर्थोपम):—[from artha] n. a simile which merely states the object of comparison (without adding the tertium comparationis or any particle of comparison e.g. ‘he is a lion’, said in praise), [Nirukta, by Yāska]

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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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