Atikriti, Atikṛti: 8 definitions


Atikriti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Atikṛti can be transliterated into English as Atikrti or Atikriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Atikṛti (अतिकृति) refers to a class of rhythm-type (chandas) containing twenty-five syllables in a pāda (‘foot’ or ‘quarter-verse’), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 15. There are twenty-six classes of chandas and out of them arise the various syllabic meters (vṛtta), composed of four pādas, defining the pattern of alternating light and heavy syllables.

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context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Atikṛti (अतिकृति).—f.

1) Overdoing.

2) Name of a metre of 4 lines, each line containing 25 syllables.

Derivable forms: atikṛtiḥ (अतिकृतिः).

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

Atikṛti (अतिकृति).—f.

(-tiḥ) A kind of metre, a stanza of four lines, with twentyfive syllables to each line. E. ati, and kṛti another metre.

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

1) Atikṛti (अतिकृति):—[=ati-kṛti] a f. excess, [Veṇīs.]

2) [v.s. ...] b or better abhi-kṛti q.v.

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

Atikṛti (अतिकृति):—[tatpurusha compound] f.

(-tiḥ) A class of metres regulated by number and quantity. See aticchandas. It comprises two species (see krauñcapadā and śambhu) and consists of a stanza of four lines, with twenty-five syllables in each line. Also called abhikṛti. E. ati (sc. krāntā) and kṛti (another class of metres; in the sense of the accusative).

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Atikriti in German

context information

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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Atikṛti (ಅತಿಕೃತಿ):—[noun] name of a metre, having four lines of twenty five syllables each.

context information

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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