Dhirodatta, Dhīrodātta, Dhira-udatta: 12 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Dhirodatt.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Dhīrodātta (धीरोदात्त) refers to the “self-controlled and exalted” type of hero and represents one of the four classes of heroes (nāyaka) defined in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 34. Accordingly, “ministers are self-controlled and exalted (dhīrodātta)”.

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)

Dhīrodātta (धीरोदात्त) refers to a “hero who is passionate and ambitious” (sāttvatī-vṛtti) and represents one of the four kinds of “heroes” (nāyaka) in a dramatic representation, as used within the classical tradition of Indian dance and performance, also known as Bharatanatyam.—In the depiction of any mood or sentiment, a dance performance or a dramatic representation takes the medium of the hero (nāyaka) and the heroine (nāyikas). The heroes are once again classified on the basis of their nature into four types [viz., Dhīrodātta].

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (natya)

Dhīrodātta (धीरोदात्त) refers to one of the five types of Heroes (nāyaka) in Indian Dramas, according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—In the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, it is narrated that Brahmins and merchants should be dhīrodātta i.e., brave and noble minded. The word dhīra is associated with each of the varieties. The term dhīra means firmness. So, it can be said that according to the Sāhityadarpaṇa, all the four types of hero should be associated with the quality of firmness.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Kavyashastra (science of poetry)

Source: Shodhganga: Bhismacaritam a critical study

Dhīrodātta (धीरोदात्त) refers to one of the four kinds of Nāyaka (“epic heroes”) in a Mahākāvya (‘epic poem’).—The self-controlled and exalted hero (dhīrodātta) is of great excellence, serious forbearing, not boastful, resolute, with self-assertion, reserved and firm of purpose. [...] These are the four popular types of heroes who lead other characters whether their action is directed towards success in love or any heroic exploit.

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Kavyashastra (काव्यशास्त्र, kāvyaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian tradition of poetry (kavya). Canonical literature (shastra) of the includes encyclopedic manuals dealing with prosody, rhetoric and various other guidelines serving to teach the poet how to compose literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dhirodatta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhīrodātta (धीरोदात्त).—the hero of a poetic composition (i. e. a play or poem) who is brave and noble-minded; अविकत्थनः क्षमावानतिगम्भीरो महासत्त्वः । स्थेयान्निगूढमानो धीरोदात्तो दृढव्रतः कथितः (avikatthanaḥ kṣamāvānatigambhīro mahāsattvaḥ | stheyānnigūḍhamāno dhīrodātto dṛḍhavrataḥ kathitaḥ) || S. D. 66.

Derivable forms: dhīrodāttaḥ (धीरोदात्तः).

Dhīrodātta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dhīra and udātta (उदात्त).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dhīrodātta (धीरोदात्त).—m.

(-ttaḥ) The hero of a poem or play whose characteristics are benovolence and fortitude. E. dhīra, and udātta liberal.

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

Dhīrodātta (धीरोदात्त):—[from dhīra] mfn. brave and noble-minded (hero of a play), [Daśarūpa; Bharata-nāṭya-śāstra; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

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

Dhīrodātta (धीरोदात्त):—[dhīro+dātta] (ttaḥ) 1. m. The noble hero.

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Dhirodatta 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

[«previous next»] — Dhirodatta in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Dhīrodātta (धीरोदात्त) [Also spelled dhirodatt]:—(a) (a category of hero in traditional Indian poetics) characterized by quiet gallantry and loftiness of conduct.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Dhīrōdātta (ಧೀರೋದಾತ್ತ):—[adjective] brave and noble; fearless and magnanimous.

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Dhīrōdātta (ಧೀರೋದಾತ್ತ):—[noun] a man who is brave and noble.

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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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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dhirodatta in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Dhīrodātta (धीरोदात्त):—adj. (hero in literature) kind; strong; patient; unselfish;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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