Dashamita, Daśamitā: 1 definition


Dashamita 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 term Daśamitā can be transliterated into English as Dasamita or Dashamita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Daśamitā (दशमिता) refers to “extreme old age” or “decline”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 19.1.—Daśamin means “very old”. Cf. also Daśamī. [Also see] Aparārka on Yājñavalkya 1.116, 117. The form Daśamitā[?] occurs in Puruṣottama’s Viṣṇubhaktikalpalatā 3.8. The expression Daśamīstha is used in the sense of “dead” in Yaśatilaka (chapter 4). Cf. Kullūka on Manu 2.137. The expression Adaśamīstha occurs in Harṣacarita (chapter 1). The Saṃketa commentary says “apūrṇāyurityarthaḥ”.

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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’.

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