Sadrishya, Sādṛśya: 16 definitions


Sadrishya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Sādṛśya can be transliterated into English as Sadrsya or Sadrishya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Sadrashy.

In Hinduism

Mīmāṃsā (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Sadrishya in Mimamsa glossary
Source: Srimatham: Mīmāṃsa: The Study of Hindu Exegesis

Sādṛśya (सादृश्य, “analogy”) refers to one of the various tools used by authors displaying their skill in the art of writing.—Comparison or simile which appeals to reason or logic. A comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification: an analogy (sadrishya) between the workings of nature and those of human societies: he interprets logical functions by analogy with machines.

Mimamsa book cover
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Mimamsa (मीमांसा, mīmāṃsā) refers to one of the six orthodox Hindu schools of philosophy, emphasizing the nature of dharma and the philosophy of language. The literature in this school is also known for its in-depth study of ritual actions and social duties.

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Painting: A Survey

Sādṛśya (सादृश्य, “similarities”) refers to one of the six limbs (ṣaḍaṅga) of the ancient Indian art of “painting” (citra), according to the Vātsyāyana’, Kāmasūtra (2nd century CE). These “six limbs” (e.g., Sādṛśya) were the basis of the Indian art of painting.

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shilpa)

Sādṛśya (सादृश्य) refers to a “similarity”, according to the Citrasūtra section (on painting) from the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa.—Accordingly, “Whichever painting that bears a similarity with the world (loka-sādṛśya) [that painting] is called satya (‘Naturalistic’)”.

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (shilpa)

Sādṛśya (सादृश्य) refers to “similarity” and represents one of the six limbs of Painting (citra), according to the Kāmasūtra and Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.— The fifth limb of Painting called sādṛśya denotes similarity. The Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa speaks about five types of eyes that bear similarities with the forms of fish, conch, lotus petals etc. which will be discussed in due course.

Shilpashastra book cover
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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sādṛśya (सादृश्य).—n S Resemblance, similitude, likeness.

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

sādṛśya (सादृश्य).—n Resemblance.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sadrishya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sādṛśya (सादृश्य).—

1) Likeness, resemblance, similarity; सन्ति पुनर्नामधेयसादृश्यानि (santi punarnāmadheyasādṛśyāni) Ś.7; तवाक्षिसादृश्यमिव प्रयुञ्जते (tavākṣisādṛśyamiva prayuñjate) Kumārasambhava 5.35; 7.16; R.1.4;15.67.

2) A likeness, a portrait, an image; मत्सादृश्यं विरहतनु वा भावगम्यं लिखन्ती (matsādṛśyaṃ virahatanu vā bhāvagamyaṃ likhantī) Meghadūta 87.

Derivable forms: sādṛśyam (सादृश्यम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sādṛśya (सादृश्य).—n.

(-śyaṃ) 1. Resemblance, similarity. 2. A likeness, an image, a portrait. E. sadṛśa like, ṣyañ aff.

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

Sādṛśya (सादृश्य).—i. e. sadṛśa + ya, n. 1. Resemblance, similarity, [Kirātārjunīya] 5, 26; Bhāṣāp. 78. 2. A likeness, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 83.

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

Sādṛśya (सादृश्य).—[neuter] likeness, similarity.

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

Sādṛśya (सादृश्य):—[from sādṛśa] n. likeness, resemblance, similarity to ([compound]), [Āpastamba; Rāmāyaṇa; Harivaṃśa etc.]

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

Sādṛśya (सादृश्य):—(śyaṃ) 1. n. Resemblance.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Sādṛśya (सादृश्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Sārisa, Sārissa.

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Sadrishya 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sādṛśya (सादृश्य) [Also spelled sadrashy]:—(nm) resemblance, likeness, analogy; affinity; ~[mūlaka] based on likeness, analogical; hence ~[mūlakatā] (nf); ~[vācaka, ~vācī] analogical.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sādṛśya (ಸಾದೃಶ್ಯ):—[noun] the quality or fact of being alike, similar; similarity; likeness; resemblance.

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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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