Hitopadesha, aka: Hitōpadēśa, Hitopadeśa, Hita-upadesha; 3 Definition(s)


Hitopadesha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 terms Hitōpadēśa and Hitopadeśa can be transliterated into English as Hitopadesa or Hitopadesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Marathi-English dictionary

[Hitopadesha in Marathi glossaries]

hitōpadēśa (हितोपदेश).—m (S hita & upadēśa) Good counsel or advice.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

hitōpadēśa (हितोपदेश).—m Good counsel.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Hitopadesha in Sanskrit glossaries]

Hitopadeśa (हितोपदेश).—

1) friendly advice, salutary instruction.

2) Name of a celebrated collection of tales ascribed to Viṣṇu-Śarman; श्रुतो हतोपदेशोऽयं पाटवं संस्कृतोक्तिषु । वाचां सर्वत्र वैचित्र्यं नीतिविद्यां ददाति च (śruto hatopadeśo'yaṃ pāṭavaṃ saṃskṛtoktiṣu | vācāṃ sarvatra vaicitryaṃ nītividyāṃ dadāti ca) || H. Pr.2.

Derivable forms: hitopadeśaḥ (हितोपदेशः).

Hitopadeśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hita and upadeśa (उपदेश).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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