Mammata, Mammaṭa: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Mammaṭa (मम्मट).—An Indian scholar who lived about 1100 A.D. He was a great scholar and critic in Sanskrit and was born in Kashmir. His masterpiece was a great book "Kāvya Prakāśa". It is divided into ten chapters. Each chapter is entitled "Ullāsa". There is a view expressed by some people that Mammaṭa wrote only the first nine chapters of this book and the last chapter was written by another scholar named Alaka.

Numerous commentaries on Mammaṭa’s Kāvya Prakāśa have been published. It is said that Patañjali’s commentator Kayyaṭa was the brother of Mammaṭa. "Śabda Vyāpāra Vicāra" is another book written by Mammaṭa.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mammaṭa (मम्मट).—Name of the author of the Kāvyaprakāśa.

Derivable forms: mammaṭaḥ (मम्मटः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mammaṭa (मम्मट).—[masculine] [Name] of a writer.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Mammaṭa (मम्मट) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—originally mahiman bhaṭṭa of Kāśmīr. A silly tradition by Bhīmasena (Peters. 1, 26. 94) reports that he was a son of Jaiyaṭa and brother of Kaiyaṭa and Uvaṭa: Kāvyaprakāśa. Śabdavyāpāra, metrics. Oudh. Xi, 10. Report. Xvii (Śabdavyāpāravicāra). Saṃgītaratnamālā. Quoted in Saṃgitanārāyaṇa Oxf. 201^a. One stanza of his given in [Subhāshitāvali by Vallabhadeva]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mammaṭa (मम्मट):—m. (for mahima-bhaṭṭa) Name of various writers ([especially] of the author of the Kāvya-prakāśa), [Catalogue(s)]

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Mammata 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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