Priyokti, Priya-ukti: 7 definitions


Priyokti 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

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Priyokti (प्रियोक्ति, “pleasant speech”) refers to one of the thirty-six “characteristic features” (lakṣaṇa) of perfect ‘poetic compositions’ (kāvyabandha) and ‘dramatic compositions’ (dṛśyakāvya, or simply kāvya). It is also known as Priyavacana. According to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 17, these thirty-six lakṣaṇas act as instructions for composing playwrights. The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature.

Source: Natya Shastra

Priyokti (प्रियोक्ति, “compliment”).—One of the thirty-six lakṣaṇa, or “excellent points of a dramatic composition”;—Description of priyokti: When words are uttered in a pleasant mood to honour an honourable person and to express joy for his acts it is an instance of Compliment (priyokti, lit. “pleasing utterance”).

Natyashastra book cover
context information

Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Priyokti (प्रियोक्ति).—f.,

Derivable forms: priyoktiḥ (प्रियोक्तिः).

Priyokti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms priya and ukti (उक्ति).

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

Priyokti (प्रियोक्ति).—[feminine] friendly speech.

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

Priyokti (प्रियोक्ति):—[from priya > prī] f. friendly speech, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Priyokti 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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