Jayakirti, Jayakīrti: 3 definitions


Jayakirti 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

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous next»] — Jayakirti in Chandas glossary
Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Jayakīrti (जयकीर्ति) (C. 10th century), author of Chandonuśāsana was a Digambara Jain and hailed from Kannada province now Karṇāṭaka. Velankar remarks on this work as it stands midway between Kedāra’s Vṛttaratnākara and Hemacandra’s Chandonuśāsana in respect of chronology and development.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Jayakīrti (जयकीर्ति):—[=jaya-kīrti] [from jaya] m. Name of a man.

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Jayakirti in German

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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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