Avitatha: 14 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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Avitatha (अवितथ):—Teels truth

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Avitatha (अवितथ) means “correctly”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 1), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Glory be to the Sun who is the author and the Soul of the Universe, the ornament of the firmament and who is enveloped in a thousand rays of the colour of molten gold. Having correctly [i.e., avitatha] examined the substance of the voluminous works of the sages of the past, I attempt to write a clear treatise neither too long nor too short”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avitatha (अवितथ).—a.

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

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

1) Avitatha (अवितथ):—[=a-vitatha] mfn. not untrue, true, [Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] not vain or futile See below

3) [=a-vitatha] n. a species of the Atyaṣṭi metre.

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

Avitatha (अवितथ):—[a-vitatha] (thaṃ) n. Truth. a. True.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Avitatha (अवितथ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Aitaha, Avitaha.

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Avitatha in German

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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

Avitatha (अवितथ):—(a) exact; precise; ~[] exactitude; precision.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Avitatha (ಅವಿತಥ):—

1) [adjective] not artificial, fraudulent, illusory, false or apparent; real; true.

2) [adjective] certain not to fail; yielding or producing fruit or favourable result.

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Avitatha (ಅವಿತಥ):—[noun] that which is true; a fact; a verity; reality; truth.

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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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