Sahityashastra, Sāhityaśāstra, Sahitya-shastra: 3 definitions
Sahityashastra 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.
The Sanskrit term Sāhityaśāstra can be transliterated into English as Sahityasastra or Sahityashastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
sāhityaśāstra (साहित्यशास्त्र).—n (S A Shastra of materials or helpful means.) A treatise exhibiting and applying the figures of rhetoric; tracing and explicating the passions and affections; setting forth laws and rules for the guidance of fancy and sentiment; developing the whole mystery of dramatic or poetic representation.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
sāhityaśāstra (साहित्यशास्त्र).—n A treatise on the figures of rhetoric or dramatic or poetic representation. The literary or lin- guistic science.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sāhityaśāstra (साहित्यशास्त्र).—see साहित्य (sāhitya) (3).
Derivable forms: sāhityaśāstram (साहित्यशास्त्रम्).
Sāhityaśāstra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sāhitya and śāstra (शास्त्र).
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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