Haridatta: 6 definitions



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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Haridatta (हरिदत्त).—A grammarian who wrote a commentary on the Unadi Sutras, called उणादिसूत्रटीका (uṇādisūtraṭīkā).

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Haridatta in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

1) Haridatta (हरिदत्त) is the name of a Brāhman from the city Kambuka, as mentioned in the story “Devadatta the gambler”, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 26. Accordingly,  Vindurekhā narrated to Śaktideva “long ago there lived in the city of Kambuka a Brāhman named Haridatta; and the son of that auspicious man, who was named Devadatta, though he studied in his boyhood, was, as a young man, exclusively addicted to the vice of gaming”.

2) Haridatta (हरिदत्त) was a soldier in Sunītha and Sūryaprabha’s army whose strength is considered as equaling a full-power warrior (pūrṇaratha), according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 47. Accordingly, as the Asura Maya explained the arrangement of warriors in Sunītha’s army: “... [Haridatta, and others], are all full-power warriors”.

The story of Haridatta was narrated by the Vidyādhara king Vajraprabha to prince Naravāhanadatta in order to relate how “Sūryaprabha, being a man, obtain of old time the sovereignty over the Vidyādharas”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Haridatta, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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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»] — Haridatta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Haridatta (हरिदत्त).—[masculine] [Name] of a Dānava & [several] men.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Haridatta (हरिदत्त) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa]

2) Haridatta (हरिदत्त):—Uṇādisūtraṭīkā.

3) Haridatta (हरिदत्त):—son of Śrīpati: Gaṇitanāmamālā. Subodhajātaka.

4) Haridatta (हरिदत्त):—Janmeṣṭakālaśodhana.

5) Haridatta (हरिदत्त):—Bālabodhajātaka.

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

1) Haridatta (हरिदत्त):—[=hari-datta] [from hari] m. Name of a Dānava, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] of various authors etc., [ib.; Pañcatantra; Śukasaptati] etc.

3) Haridattā (हरिदत्ता):—[=hari-dattā] [from hari-datta > hari] f. Name of a woman, [Śukasaptati]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Haridatta (हरिदत्त):—

1) m. Nomen proprium eines Dānava [Kathāsaritsāgara 47, 14.] verschiedener Männer [26, 193.] [Pañcatantra 171, 8.] eines Kaufmanns [ŚUK.] in [Lassen’s Anthologie (III) 32, 8. 37, 2. 3.] —

2) f. ā Nomen proprium einer Frau [ŚUK.] in [Lassen’s Anthologie (III) 32, 8. 9.]

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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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