Latanuprasa, aka: Lāṭānuprāsa, Lata-anuprasa; 4 Definition(s)
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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Lāṭānuprāsa (लाटानुप्रास) refers to one of the four varieties of Anuprāsa: one of the 93 alaṃkāras (“figures of speech”) mentioned by Cirañjīva Bhaṭṭācārya (fl. 17th century) in his Kāvyavilāsa, listed as one of the 4 śabdālaṃkāras (figure of speech determined by sound, as opposed to the sense).—The repetition of words whose meanings are not different but which differ in mere intension is called lāṭānuprāsa.
Cirañjīva defines lāṭānuprāsa as—“lāṭānuprāsabhūrbhinnā’ bhiprāyā punaruktatā”. Cirañjīva might have followed Jayadeva (C.L.V/4) who has given the same definition. The word lāṭa has not been explained by Cirañjīva. According to some lāṭa means a place or region. Haridāsa Siddhāntavāgīśa (S.D. X/9, Kusumapratimā) considers lāṭa as connoisseurs. This figure is termed laṭānuprāsa from its being generally liked by the people of the place lāṭa.
Example of the lāṭānuprāsa-alaṃkāra:—
deveśaveśavīkṣāto dūrvāsāstoṣamāptavān ||
“The sage Durvāsā became propitiated on beholding the dress of Indra”.
Notes: Here the word veśa holding different meaning in intention has been repeated. So it is an example of lāṭānuprāsa.Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyavilasa of Ciranjiva Bhattacarya (natyashastra)
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).
Languages of India and abroad
lāṭānuprāsa (लाटानुप्रास).—m S A figure of rhetoric. Repetition of a word in the same sense, but with different implication.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Lāṭānuprāsa (लाटानुप्रास).—one of the five kinds of अनुप्रास (anuprāsa) or alliteration, the repetition of a word or words in the same sense but in a different application; it is thus defined and illustrated by Mammaṭa :-शाब्दस्तु लाटानुप्रासो भेदे तात्पर्यमात्रतः (śābdastu lāṭānuprāso bhede tātparyamātrataḥ), e. g. वदनं वरवर्णिन्यास्तस्याः सत्यं सुधाकरः । सुधाकरः क्व नु पुनः कलङ्क- विकलो भवेत् (vadanaṃ varavarṇinyāstasyāḥ satyaṃ sudhākaraḥ | sudhākaraḥ kva nu punaḥ kalaṅka- vikalo bhavet); or यस्य न सविधे दयिता दवदहनस्तुहिनदीधितिस्तस्य । यस्य च सविधे दयिता दवदहनस्तुहिनदीधितिस्तस्य (yasya na savidhe dayitā davadahanastuhinadīdhitistasya | yasya ca savidhe dayitā davadahanastuhinadīdhitistasya) || K. P.9.
Derivable forms: lāṭānuprāsaḥ (लाटानुप्रासः).
Lāṭānuprāsa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms lāṭa and anuprāsa (अनुप्रास).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-saḥ) A figure of rhetoric; repetition of a word in the same sense, but with a different application. E. lāṭa, anuprāsa alliteration.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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