Shabdartha, Śabdārtha, Shabda-artha: 7 definitions

Introduction

Shabdartha 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 Śabdārtha can be transliterated into English as Sabdartha or Shabdartha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Mīmāṃsā (school of philosophy)

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Source: Srimatham: Mīmāṃsa: The Study of Hindu Exegesis

Śabdārtha (शब्दार्थ, “literal sense”) refers to a specific level of meaning of the sacred texts.—Śabdārtha “the literal sense” example: all the Gods and Goddesses mentioned in the Veda can be accepted as they are—as polytheistic deities living in heaven and accepting the sacrifices offered to them.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śabdārtha (शब्दार्थ).—m (S) The sense or meaning of a word; the verbal or exact import.

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

śabdārtha (शब्दार्थ).—m The sense or meaning of a word.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śabdārtha (शब्दार्थ).—the meaning of a word.

-rthau dual) a word and its meaning; अदोषौ शब्दार्थौ (adoṣau śabdārthau) K.P.1; न त्वयं शब्दार्थः, व्यामोहादेषा प्रतीतिः (na tvayaṃ śabdārthaḥ, vyāmohādeṣā pratītiḥ) ŚB. on MS.4.1.14.

Derivable forms: śabdārthaḥ (शब्दार्थः).

Śabdārtha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śabda and artha (अर्थ).

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

Śabdārtha (शब्दार्थ).—m.

(-rthaḥ) 1. The sense or meaning of words. 2. Words and sense. E. śabda, artha sense.

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

Śabdārtha (शब्दार्थ).—[masculine] the meaning of sounds or of a word; [dual] word and sense.

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

1) Śabdārtha (शब्दार्थ):—[from śabda > śabd] m. ([dual number]) sound (or word) and sense, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa] (cf. artha-śabdau [gana] rāja-dantādi)

2) [v.s. ...] the nature or meaning of sounds, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā-prātiśākhya]

3) [v.s. ...] the meaning of a word (See śabdaśabdārtha-mañjūṣā)

4) [v.s. ...] sense or meaning of oral tradition (as a source of knowledge; cf. [compound])

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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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