Mattakokila, Matta-kokila: 2 definitions

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Mattakokila 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»] — Mattakokila in Chandas glossary
Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Mattakokila (मत्तकोकिल) is the name of a Sanskrit metre (chandas) defined by Bharata, to which Hemacandra (1088-1173 C.E.) assigned the alternative name of Priyaṃvadā in his auto-commentary on the second chapter of the Chandonuśāsana. Hemacandra gives these alternative names for the metres by other authorities (like Bharata), even though the number of gaṇas or letters do not differ.

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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

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mattakokila in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mattakōkila (ಮತ್ತಕೋಕಿಲ):—[noun] (pros.) a metrical verse having in all its four lines, four groups of three syllables ( uuu, -uu, u-u, -u-).

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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