Lalitya, aka: Lālitya; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Lālitya (लालित्य, “polish”) is one of the four qualities of diction, according to Soḍḍhala (author of the Udayasundarīkathā). The four qualities should be used by a poet to make use of in his diction.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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laḷityā (लळित्या) [or लळत्या, laḷatyā].—a (laḷīta) Skilled in conducting or performing the entertainment called laḷīta;--used of a Hardas.

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lālitya (लालित्य).—n S A branch of feminine action arising from the sentiment of love,--lolling, languishing, languid signs and gestures indicative of the tender passion. 2 Brilliance or beauty (of thought or composition); gracefulness, elegance, loveliness, melodiousness, tastefulness, charming quality in general; as per ex. arthalālitya, kaṇṭhalālitya, gati- lālitya, gānalālitya, buddhilālitya, rūpalālitya, varṇa- lālitya, vākyalālitya, rasalālitya, śabdalālitya, svaralālitya.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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

Lālitya (लालित्य).—[lalitasya bhāvaḥ ghañ]

1) Loveliness, charm, beauty, grace, sweetness; दण्डिनः पदलालित्यम् (daṇḍinaḥ padalālityam) Udb.; लीला- मन्दिरद्वारकदलीलालित्येन (līlā- mandiradvārakadalīlālityena) Dk.1.5.

2) Amorous gestures.

Derivable forms: lālityam (लालित्यम्).

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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padalālitya (पदलालित्य).—n Elegant and elaborate diction.
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