Shrutartha, Śrutārthā, Śrutārtha, Shruta-artha: 5 definitions


Shrutartha 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.

The Sanskrit terms Śrutārthā and Śrutārtha can be transliterated into English as Srutartha or Shrutartha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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

Śrutārthā (श्रुतार्था) is the name of the daughter of Somaśarman, a Brāhman from Supratiṣṭhita, whose storiers are related in the ‘story of Guṇāḍhya’, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara chapter 6. Somaśarman had 2 sons named Vatsa and Gulma, and he also had a daughter named Śrutārthā.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Śrutārthā, 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»] — Shrutartha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śrutārtha (श्रुतार्थ).—a fact verbally or orally communicated. °आपत्तिः (āpattiḥ) see अर्थापत्तिः (arthāpattiḥ).

Derivable forms: śrutārthaḥ (श्रुतार्थः).

Śrutārtha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śruta and artha (अर्थ).

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

1) Śrutārtha (श्रुतार्थ):—[from śruta > śru] mfn. one who has heard anything ([genitive case]), [Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. any matter ascertained by hearing, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

3) Śrutārthā (श्रुतार्था):—[from śrutārtha > śruta > śru] f. Name of a woman, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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Shrutartha 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»] — Shrutartha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śrutārtha (ಶ್ರುತಾರ್ಥ):—

1) [noun] (masc.) one who has heard anything.

2) [noun] any matter ascertained by hearing.

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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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