Stabaka: 12 definitions


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In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Stabaka (स्तबक) is the name of an anonymous commentary on the Vṛttaratnākara of Kedārabhaṭṭa (C. 950-1050 C.E.), who was a celebrated author in Sanskrit prosody. The Vṛttaratnākara is considered as most popular work in Sanskrit prosody, because of its rich and number of commentaries.

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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Stabaka (स्तबक) refers to “clusters (of blooms)”, according to Bāṇa’s Kādambarī (p. 225).—Accordingly, “[Then through the main entrance (of Caṇḍikā), the temple yard:] Her courtyard was adorned (vibhūṣita-aṅgaṇa) with thickets of red aśoka trees, the spaces between the branches of which were made gapless (nirantara) by flocks of perching red cockerels, [trees] which appeared to reveal unseasonal clusters of blooms (kusuma-stabaka) in their fear”

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

stabaka (स्तबक).—m S A cluster or bunch (as of flowers or blossoms); a tussuck (of grass); a tuft (of leaves, hairs, moss &c.)

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

stabaka (स्तबक).—m A cluster or bunch.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Stabaka (स्तबक).—

1) A bunch, cluster; कुसुमस्तबकस्येव द्वे गती स्तो मनस्विनाम् (kusumastabakasyeva dve gatī sto manasvinām) Bhartṛhari 2.14; R.13.32; Meghadūta 77; Kumārasambhava 3.39.

2) A feather of a peacock's tail.

3) A tassel.

4) A chapter or section of a book.

Derivable forms: stabakaḥ (स्तबकः).

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

Stabaka (स्तबक).—m.

(-kaḥ) Bunch, cluster.

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

Stabaka (स्तबक).—[masculine] bunch, [especially] of flowers.

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

1) Stabaka (स्तबक):—m. ([according to] to [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] also n.; ifc. f(ā). ; also written stavaka; [probably] connected with stamba, stambaka) a cluster of blossoms, bunch of flowers, nosegay, tuft, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) a feather of a peacock’s tail, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) a tassel, [Harivaṃśa]

4) a quantity, multitude, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) a chapter or section (in such books as contain in their titles the words, latā, latikā, mañjarī etc.)

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Stabaka (स्तबक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Thavaya.

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Stabaka 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Stabaka (स्तबक):—(nm) see [stavaka].

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Stabaka (ಸ್ತಬಕ):—

1) [noun] a bunch of flowers, leaves or fruits.

2) [noun] a large number of persons or things, esp. when gathered together or considered as a unit; a multitude; a host.

3) [noun] a feather of a peacock.

4) [noun] a chapter or division of a book.

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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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