Svarita: 13 definitions


Svarita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Swarit.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Svarita (स्वरित, “circumflex”) refers to one of the four accents used in vocal representation (vācika), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 19.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Svarita (स्वरित).—The circumflex accent, the accent between the acute (.उदात्त (udātta)) and the grave (अनुदात्त (anudātta)); for details see स्वर (svara).

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

svarita (स्वरित).—p (S) Articulated. 2 Accented. 3 Sounded as a note, pitched. 4 Sounded in general. 5 as s m The third or circumflex accent.

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

svarita (स्वरित).—p Articulated; accented; sounded.

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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

Svarita (स्वरित).—a. [svaro jāto'sya itac]

1) Sounded; caused to sound; स्वरितवेणुना सुष्ठु चुम्बितम् (svaritaveṇunā suṣṭhu cumbitam) Bhāgavata 1.31.14.

2) Sounded as a note, pitched.

3) Articulated.

4) Circumflexed.

5) Accented.

6) Added, admixed

-taḥ The third or mixed tone lying between high and low; समाहारः स्वरितः (samāhāraḥ svaritaḥ) P.I.2.31; see Sk. thereon.

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

Svarita (स्वरित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Accented. 2. Articulated. 3. Sounded as a note, pitched. 4. Circumflexed. m.

(-taḥ) The third or circumflex accent, the mixed tone between high and low. E. svara a note or accent, itac aff.

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

Svarita (स्वरित).—i. e. svara + ita, I. adj. 1. Articulated. 2. Sounded as a note. 3. Accented. Ii. m. The circumflex accent.

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

Svarita (स्वरित).—[adjective] sounded, accented, having the Sv. accent; [masculine] [neuter] the Svarita accent; [abstract] tva [neuter]

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

1) Svarita (स्वरित):—[from svṛ] mfn. caused to sound, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] sounded, having an accent, accentuated, [Lāṭyāyana]

3) [v.s. ...] having Svarita accent, [Vaitāna-sūtra; Prātiśākhya; Pāṇini]

4) [v.s. ...] added, admixed (-tva n.), [Naiṣadha-carita]

5) [v.s. ...] m. n. the Svarita accent (a kind of mixed tone, produced by a combination of high and low tone, and therefore named in [Pāṇini 1-2, 31] sam-āhāra, the high and low tones being called ud-ātta, ‘raised’ or ‘acute’, and an-udātta, ‘low’ or ‘grave’; the Sv° corresponds to the Greek circumflex and is of four kinds, viz. kṣaipra [as in vy-āpta for vi-āpta], jātya [as in kva for kua], praśliṣṭa [as in divīva for divi iva], or abhinihita [as in te bruvan for te abruvan]; it is marked in [Ṛg-veda] by a small upright stroke above a syllable; and when produced by an udātta immediately preceding is sometimes called ‘a dependent Svarita’, and, when it properly belongs to a word, an ‘independent Svarita’), [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Prātiśākhya; Pāṇini]

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

Svarita (स्वरित):—(taḥ) 1. m. The circumflex accent. a. Accented; articulated; pitched as a note.

[Sanskrit to German]

Svarita 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

Svarita (स्वरित) [Also spelled swarit]:—(nm) accentuated, having circumflex accent.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Svarita (ಸ್ವರಿತ):—[noun] the mixed tone (sung while reciting vedic hymns) lying between high and low ones.

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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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