Campu, Campū: 14 definitions
Campu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Champu.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha
Campū (चम्पू) is a form of literature peculiar to the Sanskrit language. On one hand there is the prose romance which is a tale told in prose only, simple or elaborate, and on the other hand there is the verse-form. In other words the above two types can be said to be Ākhyayikā and Kathā forms and the Kāvya form resepctively. It is not a prose romance, because prose is not the only medium for the poet’s exposition of his tale, nor is it an epic.
The derivation of the word Campū is not clearly known. the word, however, may be derived from the root capi (camp) “to go” or “to walk”. So Campū is a work in which the story-teller narrates the tale while moving to and fro, in the same way as is done in the narration of a Harikathā which is also in prose and verse.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Campū (चम्पू).—A literary form of presenting a story in a mixture of prose and verse, and abounding in beautiful descriptions: "Gadyapadyamayaṃ kāvyaṃ Campūrityabhidhīyate". Over and above prose and verse the Campūs use daṇḍakas (very long, involved and poetical prose). This literary form had its origin first in Sanskrit and other Indian languages adopted it with some variations. For instance, though prose in Sanskrit Campūs is really prose, that in Malayalam is something akin to metrical prose. There are more than two hundred Campūs in Malayalam. The most famous of the Campū writers in Malayālam are Punam Namboothiri, Mahāmaṅgalam Namboothiri and Nīlakaṇṭha.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
campū (चंपू).—m S A species of composition,--alternate prose and verse.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
campū (चंपू).—m A species of composition-alter- nate prose and verse.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Campū (चम्पू).—f. A kind of elaborate and highly artificial composition in which the same subject is continued through alterations in prose and verse; गद्यपद्यमयं काव्यं चम्पूरित्यभिधीयते (gadyapadyamayaṃ kāvyaṃ campūrityabhidhīyate) S. D.569; for instance भोजचम्पू, नलचम्पू, भारतचम्पू (bhojacampū, nalacampū, bhāratacampū) &c.
Derivable forms: campūḥ (चम्पूः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-mpūḥ) A work in which the same subject is continued through alternations in the composition of prose and verse. E. cam to eat or be eaten, ū affix pa inserted; what is relished by persons of taste.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Campū (चम्पू).—[feminine] a kind of composition, prose and verse mixed.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Campū (चम्पू) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—by Rāmanātha. Bik. 254. (and—[commentary]).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Campū (चम्पू):—f. a kind of elaborate composition in which the same subject is continued through alternations in prose and verse (gadya and padya), [Kāvyādarśa i, 31; Sāhitya-darpaṇa vi, 336; Pratāparudrīya] (cf. gaṅgā-, nala-.)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Campū (चम्पू):—(mpūḥ) 3. f. A work of prose and verse, intermixed.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Caṃpu (चंपु):—(nm) a literary composition with alternation of prose and verse.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Caṃpu (ಚಂಪು):—[noun] a particular
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Caṃpū (ಚಂಪೂ):—[noun] = ಚಂಪು [campu].
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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Ends with (+73): Abhinavabharatacampu, Abhinavanarayanacampu, Abhinavaparijatacampu, Acaryacampu, Anaivacampu, Anandacampu, Anandakandacampu, Anandarangavijayacampu, Anandavrindavanacampu, Aniruddhacampu, Aniruddhacaritacampu, Ashvamedhacampu, Balakrishnacampu, Bhagavatacampu, Bhagirathicampu, Bharatacampu, Bhargavacampu, Bhojacampu, Citracampu, Cudamanicampu.
Full-text (+145): Bhagavatacampu, Shankaracetovilasacampu, Gangavataracampu, Ramayanacampu, Bharatacampu, Vasucarita, Gopalacampu, Lakshmanabharaniya, Nrisimhacampu, Ambikaparinaya, Bhrantivilasa, Navasahasankacarita, Campuramayana, Radhamadhavavilasa, Parijatakaharanacampu, Mandaramarandacampu, Campukathasutra, Madhavacampu, Lakshmanacampu, Nilakanthacampu.
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