Udbhata, Udbhaṭa: 15 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Udbhat.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Udbhata in Kavya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Udbhaṭa (उद्भट) is the name of an important person (viz., an Ācārya or Kavi) mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—A famous rhetorician critic of Alaṃkāraśāstra, belongs to Kāśmīra. However he has composed three works: i. Bhamāhavivaraṇa, ii. Kumārasaṃbhava Kāvya and iii. Alaṃkārasāra-saṃgraha, but at present only one we can found. In the Rājataranginī, Kalhaṇa says that he has the sabhāpati (may be court poet) of king Jayapida and his salaries was one Lacks (hundred thousand) Dinner per day. His doctrine known as the name of Audbhata and Rājaśekhara cited Udbhaṭa’s view’s two times in the Kāvyamīmāṃsā.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Google Books: Croaking Frogs: A Guide to Sanskrit Metrics and Figures of Speech

Udbhaṭa’s name suggest that he was from Kashmir. He is believed to have been a minister to Jayāpīda (778-813 CE), the king of Kashmir. He is the author of the Kāvyālaṅkāra-saṃgraha which discusses 41 figures of speech (alaṅkāra). He also wrote the Bhāmahavivaraṇa, a commentory on Bhāmaha’s work on peotics. Udbhaṭa follows the views of Bhāmaha in most matters.

Source: Kashmiri Overseas Association: Contribution to poetics and dramaturgy

Udbhata:—Apart front his typically Kashmirian name, he is stated by Kalhana to have adorned the court of king Jayapida (C. 779-813 A.D.) of Kashmir. Anandavardhana, in the middle of the 9th century, mentions Udbhata. Thus, Udthata may be placed in the period between the close of the 8th century and the beginning of the 9th.

Besides the lost Bhamaha-vivarana (also called Kavyalankaravivrti), a commentary on Bhamaha’s work, Udbhata appears, on the tesimony of Pratiharenduraja, to have composed a poem entitled Kumarasambhava which is no longer extant. Udbhata probably wrote also a commentary on Bharata’s Natya-sastra. Udbhata’s fame, however, rests on his Kavyalankarasamgraha which is written in six Vargas, or chapters. This work has two commentaries, viz one by Pratiharenduraja and the other by an unknown author. 

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

udbhaṭa (उद्भट).—a S (Poetry.) Daring, dauntless, intrepid--a warrior. 2 Immense, mighty, prodigious, exceeding, surpassing: also rigid, strict, harsh, hard, freely. Ex. tapēṃ ācaratāṃ udbhaṭēṃ kāma krōdha āḍavē yēti.

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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

Udbhaṭa (उद्भट).—a. Excellent, pre-eminent; पदे पदे सन्ति भटा रणोद्भटाः (pade pade santi bhaṭā raṇodbhaṭāḥ) N. L.132.

2) Exalted, magnanimous.

-ṭaḥ 1 A fan for winnowing corn.

2) A tortoise.

-tvam weight, importance.

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

Udbhaṭa (उद्भट).—mfn.

(-ṭaḥ-ṭā-ṭaṃ) 1. Excellent. 2. Exalted, magnanimous. m.

(-ṭaḥ) 1. A tortoise. 2. The sun. E. ut lofty, bhaṭ to desire, and ac affix; high-minded.

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

Udbhaṭa (उद्भट).—[adjective] eminent, extraordinary.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Udbhaṭa (उद्भट) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—was Sabhāpati under Jayāpīḍa. Rājataraṅgiṇī 4, 494: Alaṃkāra. Kh. 87. Bühler 542, and—[commentary] by Indurāja. Quoted by Ānandavardhana and Abhinavagupta Report. p. 65, by Ruyyaka Oxf. 210^a, by Mammaṭa Oxf. 212^a, [Subhāshitāvali by Vallabhadeva] and others.

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

1) Udbhaṭa (उद्भट):—mfn. excellent, eminent, exalted, magnanimous, extraordinary, [Bharata-nāṭya-śāstra; Viddhaśālabhañjikā]

2) vehement, passionate, [Gīta-govinda]

3) m. a tortoise, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) a fan for winnowing corn, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Name of an author.

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

Udbhaṭa (उद्भट):—[ud-bhaṭa] (ṭaḥ) 1. m. A tortoise; the sun. a. Excellent; exalted.

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

Udbhaṭa (उद्भट) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ubbhaḍa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Udbhata 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

Udbhaṭa (उद्भट) [Also spelled udbhat]:—(a) powerful, extraordinary, eminent.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Udbhaṭa (ಉದ್ಭಟ):—[adjective] of excellent quality; superior.

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Udbhaṭa (ಉದ್ಭಟ):—[noun] an apparatus for winnowing grains.

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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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