Samudgaka, Sāmudgaka: 11 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Samudgaka in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Samudgaka (समुद्गक).—A mountain kingdom.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 56.

1b) 16 sided in the shape of a small box; on its sides are candraśālas with two bhūmikas.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 269. 38.
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Samudgaka (समुद्गक, “contracting”) refers to a specific gesture (āṅgika) made with the lips (uṣṭha), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. These gestures form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).

Source: Natya Shastra

Samudgaka (समुद्गक, “joining”).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with the lips (uṣṭha);—Instructions: moving the lips together. Uses: in pity, kissing and greeting.

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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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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous next»] — Samudgaka in Chandas glossary
Source: Journal of the University of Bombay Volume V: Apabhramsa metres (2)

Sāmudgaka (सामुद्गक) is the name of a catuṣpadi metre (as popularly employed by the Apabhraṃśa bards), as discussed in books such as the Chandonuśāsana, Kavidarpaṇa, Vṛttajātisamuccaya and Svayambhūchandas.—Sāmudgaka has 30 mātrās in each of its four lines, divided into the groups of 4, 5, 5, [ISI], 4, [ISI] and [SS] mātrās. Sāmudgaka is also known as the Udgatāgalitaka when possessed of a Yamaka.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Samudgaka (समुद्गक).—

1) A covered box or casket; तेन च कुपितेन हृतं तच्चर्मरत्नमाभरणसमुद्गकश्च तस्याः (tena ca kupitena hṛtaṃ taccarmaratnamābharaṇasamudgakaśca tasyāḥ) Daśakumāracarita 2.2;2.3; Ś.4.

2) A kind of artificial stanza, the two halves of which exactly correspond in sound, though different in meaning; e. g. स्यन्दना नो चतुरगाः सुरेभा वाविपत्तयः । स्यन्दना नो च तुरगाः सुरेभावा विपत्तयः (syandanā no caturagāḥ surebhā vāvipattayaḥ | syandanā no ca turagāḥ surebhāvā vipattayaḥ) || Kirātārjunīya 15.16.

Derivable forms: samudgakaḥ (समुद्गकः).

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

Samudgaka (समुद्गक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A casket, a covered box. 2. A sort of stanza: one, each half of which consists of the very same words but in different acceptations, those of one half being respectively the attributives or adjectives to those of the other. E. sam and ud before gam to go, aff. ḍa and kan added.

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

Samudgaka (समुद्गक).—[samudga + ka], m. A covered box, a casket, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 196, 8.

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

1) Samudgaka (समुद्गक):—[from samudga] m. n. a round box or casket, [Daśakumāra-carita; Ratnāvalī] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] (in [rhetoric]) = [preceding] [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Samudgaka (समुद्गक):—[samu-dgaka] (kaḥ) 1. m. Idem.

[Sanskrit to German]

Samudgaka 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samudgaka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Samudgaka (ಸಮುದ್ಗಕ):—[noun] = ಸಮುದ್ಗ - [samudga -] 1.

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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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