Mimamsamamsala, Mīmāṃsāmāṃsala, Mimamsa-mamsala: 2 definitions


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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Mīmāṃsāmāṃsala (मीमांसामांसल) refers to “those whose intellect is fattened on the Mīmāṃsā philosophy” (a term of ridicule), and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 17.61 (in mīmāṃsāmāṃsalaprajñā). Mīmāṃsāmāṃsala (“fat with Mīmāṃsā”) is a satirical expression meaning “dull”, “fat-witted”, “thick-headed”. Cf. Āgamaprāmāṇya of Yāmunācārya (Lazarus, p. 20).

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mīmāṃsāmāṃsala (मीमांसामांसल).—a. fat with Mīmāṃsā (a satirical term meaning 'dull'); अहो मन्दस्य मीमांसाश्रमहानिर्विजृम्भते । मीमांसामांसलं चेतः कथमित्थं प्रमाद्यति (aho mandasya mīmāṃsāśramahānirvijṛmbhate | mīmāṃsāmāṃsalaṃ cetaḥ kathamitthaṃ pramādyati) || Āgama Pr.

Mīmāṃsāmāṃsala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mīmāṃsā and māṃsala (मांसल).

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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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