Priyamvada, aka: Priyaṃvada, Priyaṃvadā; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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

2) Priyaṃvadā (प्रियंवदा) refers to one of the 135 metres (chandas) mentioned by Nañjuṇḍa (1794-1868 C.E.) in his Vṛttaratnāvalī. Nañjuṇḍa was a poet of both Kannada and Sanskrit literature flourished in the court of the famous Kṛṣṇarāja Woḍeyar of Mysore. He introduces the names of these metres (eg., Priyaṃvadā) in 20 verses.

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Priyaṃvadā (प्रियंवदा).—A companion of Rādhikā. This girl gave all protection and service to Arjuna when the latter was conducting Jalānuṣṭhāna taking the form of a woman named Arjunī. (Chapter 74, Pātāla Khaṇḍa, Padma Purāṇa).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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priyaṃvada (प्रियंवद).—a S priyavādī a (S) Sweet or pleasant speaking.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

priyaṃvada (प्रियंवद).—a priyavādī a Sweet or pleasant speaking.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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

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Priyaṃvada (प्रियंवद).—a. Sweet-speaking, speaking kindly, affable in address, agreeable; तदप्यपाकीर्णमतः प्रियंवदां वदन्त्यपर्णेति च तां पुराविदः (tadapyapākīrṇamataḥ priyaṃvadāṃ vadantyaparṇeti ca tāṃ purāvidaḥ) Ku.5.28; R.3.64.

-daḥ 1 A kind of bird.

2) Name of a Gandharva.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Priyaṃvada (प्रियंवद).—mfn.

(-daḥ-dā-daṃ) Sweet or pleasant speaking. m.

(-daḥ) A sort of demi-god or Vidyadhara E. priya kind, desired, vad to speak, aff. khac, mum aug.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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