Hatavritta, Hatavṛtta, Hata-vritta: 3 definitions



Hatavritta 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 Hatavṛtta can be transliterated into English as Hatavrtta or Hatavritta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Hatavritta in Kavya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Bhismacaritam a critical study

Hatavṛtta (हतवृत्त, “unrhythmical”) refers to a type of  Padāṃśadoṣa (“defects occurring in parts of words”) which represents one of the various Kāvya-doṣas (‘poetic defects’), as employed in the Bhīṣmacarita (Bhishma Charitra) which is a mahākāvya (‘epic poem’) written by Hari Narayan Dikshit.—An example Hatavṛtta is found in verse VI.22 of the Bhīṣmacarita, where we find the third quarter having the portion “suniścito'kāri tataḥ prabandhakaiḥ” (though formally correct) is not pleasant to ear.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Hatavṛtta (हतवृत्त):—[=hata-vṛtta] [from hata > han] mfn. defective in metre (-tā f.), [Kāvyaprakāśa; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

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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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