Bhedakatishayokti, Bhedakātiśayokti, Bhedaka-atishayokti: 2 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Bhedakātiśayokti can be transliterated into English as Bhedakatisayokti or Bhedakatishayokti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

[«previous next»] — Bhedakatishayokti in Natyashastra glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyavilasa of Ciranjiva Bhattacarya (natyashastra)

Bhedakātiśayokti (भेदकातिशयोक्ति) refers to one of the varieties of Atiśayokti: one of the 93 alaṃkāras (“figures of speech”) mentioned by Jayadeva and Cirañjīva Bhaṭṭācārya (fl. 17th century) in his Kāvyavilāsa.—Atiśayokti is one of the important figures of speech admitted by almost all the famous Ālaṃkārikas (e.g., Bhāmaha, Rudraṭa, Daṇḍin, Kuntaka, Mammaṭa). Jayadeva has not given any general definition of atiśayokti, but he has defined and illustrated each of the six varieties of atiśayokti (viz. Bhedakātiśayokti).

Cirañjīva defines bhedakātiśayokti as—“bhedakātiśayoktiḥ syāt svabhedaścetsvajātiṣu”.—“When difference of one object is shown from other objects, both belonging to the same genus, it is the figure bhedakātiśayokti”. In fact though there is no difference among the objects under the same genus, yet the poet describes the difference to bring some special charm. In the Candrāloka of Jayadeva, it has been said that when the same thing is described to be another thing it is bhedakātiśayokti”. In the Kuvalayānanda of Appayyadīkṣita we find almost the same definition.

Example of the bhedakātiśayokti-alaṃkāra:

dhanyeyamanyaiva vilāsinīnāṃ līlāvilāsaprabhavāya rītiḥ |
asārasaṃsāravicāriṇo’pi yathā kila vyākulatāṃ bhajanti ||

“The way of exerting influence of dalliance of women engaged in amorous sport is indeed different and admirable. Even the persons who consider this world as unsubstantial become extremely anxious”.

Notes: Among the ways of exerting influence, the way of women with amorous sport is considered as different. Though the way is common yet it is taken as different. So it is an example of bhadakātiśayokti.

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context information

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

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhedakatishayokti in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhēdakātiśayōkti (ಭೇದಕಾತಿಶಯೋಕ್ತಿ):—[noun] (rhet.) exaggerating an object as extraordinary using hyperbolic language.

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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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