Kathoddhata, Kathoddhāta, Katha-uddhata: 1 definition


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kathoddhāta (कथोद्धात).—

1) the second of the five kinds of प्रस्तावना (prastāvanā), where the first character enters the stage after overhearing and repeating either the words of the manager (sūtradhāra) or their sense; see S. D.29; e. g. in Ratn., Ve. or Mudrārākṣasa.

2) commencement of a tale or narration; आकुमारकथोद्धातं शालिगोप्यो जगुर्यशः (ākumārakathoddhātaṃ śāligopyo jaguryaśaḥ) R.4.2.

Derivable forms: kathoddhātaḥ (कथोद्धातः).

Kathoddhāta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kathā and uddhāta (उद्धात).

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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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