Samvartika, Saṃvartikā: 3 definitions


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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Saṃvartikā (संवर्तिका) refers to a “new leaf of the lotus”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 8.76.—Kṣīrasvāmin remarks on this word in his commentary on Amarakoṣa (“saṃvartayati veṣṭayati saṃvartikā, padmādīnāṃ navodbhinnaṃ dalaṃ śaraccandrikākhyam”). Hemacandra says the same thing, but he reads “śarayantrikākhyam”. The word [saṃvartikā] occurs in Anargharāghava 2.4, 5; 2.70; also in Nāgarāja’s Bhāvaśataka verse 90.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (S) next»] — Samvartika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃvartikā (संवर्तिका).—

1) The new leaf of a water-lily; स्मरेन्धने वक्षसि तेन दत्ता संवर्तिका शैवलवल्लिचित्रा (smarendhane vakṣasi tena dattā saṃvartikā śaivalavallicitrā) N.8.76; cf. कमलिनीसंवर्तिका, अम्भोजसंवर्तिका (kamalinīsaṃvartikā, ambhojasaṃvartikā) A. R.2.4,5; राजीवसंवर्तिका (rājīvasaṃvartikā) A. R.2.7.

2) The petal near the filament.

3) The flame of a lamp &c.; (dīpādeḥ śikhā).

See also (synonyms): saṃvarti.

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

Saṃvartikā (संवर्तिका):—[=saṃ-vartikā] [from saṃ-vartaka > saṃ-varta > saṃ-vṛt] f. a young lotus-leaf (still rolled up), [Bhāvaprakāśa; Kādambarī]

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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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