Avitatha: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Avitatha (अवितथ) is the alternative name of a Sanskrit metre (chandas) mentioned by Hemacandra (1088-1173 C.E.) in his auto-commentary on the second chapter of the Chandonuśāsana. Avitatha corresponds to Narkuṭa (according to Jayadeva). Hemacandra gives these alternative names for the metres by other authorities (like Bharata), even though the number of gaṇas or letters do not differ.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avitatha (अवितथ).—a.

1) Not false, true; तदवितथमवादीर्यन्मम त्वं प्रियेति (tadavitathamavādīryanmama tvaṃ priyeti) Śi.11.33; अवितथा वितथा सखि मा गिरः (avitathā vitathā sakhi mā giraḥ) Śi.6.18.

2) Realised, not fruitless; अवितथफलाः स्वप्नाः (avitathaphalāḥ svapnāḥ) K.65; कुरु गुरुवचनमवितथम् (kuru guruvacanamavitatham) K.178; चकारावितथां भ्रातुः प्रतिज्ञाम् (cakārāvitathāṃ bhrātuḥ pratijñām) R.15.95;5.26.

-tham Truth; अवितथमाह प्रियंवदा (avitathamāha priyaṃvadā) Ś.3, P. is right, what P. says is right; Ve.2.

-tham ind. Not falsely, according to truth; य आवृणोत्यवितथं ब्रह्मणा श्रवणावुभौ (ya āvṛṇotyavitathaṃ brahmaṇā śravaṇāvubhau) Ms.2.144.

-thā Name of a metre.

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

Avitatha (अवितथ).—mfn.

(-thaḥ-thā-thaṃ) True. n.

(-thaṃ) Truth. E. a neg. and vitatha untrue.

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

Avitathā (अवितथा).—[a-vi-] tatha, I. adj. true. Ii. n. truth.

Avitathā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms avi and tathā (तथा).

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

Avitatha (अवितथ).—[adjective] not false or vain; real, effective, true; [neuter] [adverb], as subst. [Name] of a metre.

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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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