Gunatipata, Guṇātipāta: 3 definitions

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Gunatipata 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Guṇātipāta (गुणातिपात, “contrast of virtues”) refers to one of the thirty-six “characteristic features” (lakṣaṇa) of perfect ‘poetic compositions’ (kāvyabandha) and ‘dramatic compositions’ (dṛśyakāvya, or simply kāvya). According to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 17, these thirty-six lakṣaṇas act as instructions for composing playwrights. The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Guṇātipāta (गुणातिपात, “accusation of virtue”).—One of the thirty-six lakṣaṇa, or “excellent points of a dramatic composition”;—Description of guṇātipāta: When virtues are mentioned with sweet words of harsh import, which carry a contrary implication, it is an instance of Accusation of Virtues (guṇātīpāta, lit. “opposition of virtue”) .

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (G) next»] — Gunatipata in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Guṇātipāta (गुणातिपात):—[from guṇa] m. detraction of acknowledged merits, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa vi, 173; 184.]

2) [=gu-ṇātipāta] [from guṇātipāta > guṇa] acting against nature, [Bharata-nāṭya-śāstra]

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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. 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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