Bahvakshara, Bahvakṣarā, Bahvakṣara, Bahu-akshara: 2 definitions

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Bahvakshara 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 terms Bahvakṣarā and Bahvakṣara can be transliterated into English as Bahvaksara or Bahvakshara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Bahvakṣarā (बह्वक्षरा) refers to one of the varieties of the catuṣpadā type of song, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 31. Accordingly, “that song which has its words fully expressed, and consists mostly of short syllables, is uttered quickly and is sung in a quick tempo, is called bahvakṣarā”.

Natyashastra book cover
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., 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) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bahvakṣara (बह्वक्षर).—a. having many syllables, polysyllabic (as a word).

Bahvakṣara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bahu and akṣara (अक्षर). See also (synonyms): bahyakṣara.

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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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