Dhirodatta, Dhīrodātta, Dhira-udatta: 9 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Dhirodatta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 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].

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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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Dhirodatta in Kavya glossary
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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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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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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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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