Samyataka, Saṃyataka: 3 definitions


Samyataka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Samyataka in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Saṃyataka (संयतक) is a friend of Muktāphalaketu and was later known as Mahābuddhi, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 115. Accordingly, “... then Saṃyataka was born as the son of the king’s minister, in accordance with the curse, and his father gave him the name of Mahābuddhi. Then those two princes gradually grew up, like lions’ whelps, with that minister’s son, and as they grew their might developed also”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Saṃyataka, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samyataka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saṃyataka (संयतक):—[=saṃ-yataka] [from saṃ-yata > saṃ-yam] m. Name of a man, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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Samyataka 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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