Purvottara, aka: Purva-uttara; 4 Definition(s)

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Purvottara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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)

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Purvottara (पुर्वोत्तर).—In the “extraneous representation” (āhāryābhinaya) of dramatic plays, the women of the North-east (purvottara) are to hold up their Śikhaṇḍas, and in dressing themselves they cover the body up to their hair, according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., 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) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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pūrvōttara (पूर्वोत्तर).—a (S pūrva & uttara) Antecedent and subsequent; the preceding and the following; as pūrvōttara- sambandha, pūrvōttarāvali. 2 Used as ad At the beginning and subsequently. Ex. kathā aikaṇēṃ tara pū0 aikāvī maga ticā rasa kaḷatō.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pūrvōttara (पूर्वोत्तर).—a Antecedent and subsequent; the preceding and the following. ad At the beginning and subsequently.

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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Pūrvottara (पूर्वोत्तर).—a. north-eastern.

- the north-east.

-re dual) the preceding and following, antecedent and subsequent.

Pūrvottara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pūrva and uttara (उत्तर).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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