Uddhata, Uddhaṭa, Uddhatā, Uddhāta: 12 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1) Uddhatā (उद्धता) refers to a type of syllabic metre (vṛtta), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 16. In this metre, the second, the fourth and the fifth syllables of a foot (pāda) are light (laghu), while the rest of the syllables are heavy (guru):


Uddhatā falls in the Uṣṇik class of chandas (rhythm-type), which implies that verses constructed with this metre have four pādas (‘foot’ or ‘quarter-verse’) containing seven syllables each.

2) Uddhata (उद्धत, “vehement”) refers to characteristic feature of certain types of dramatic play (eg. the Īhāmṛga), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 20.

3) Uddhata (उद्धत) refers to one of the six kinds of songs (dhrūva) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra 32.384:—“a dhruvā is called uddhatā because it is sung in an uddhata (elevated) manner”.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., 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) and poetic works (kavya).

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Uddhāta (उद्धात).—Elevation; named also उच्चीभाव (uccībhāva).

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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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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

1) Uddhata (उद्धत) refers to one of the 135 metres (chandas) mentioned by Nañjuṇḍa (1794-1868 C.E.) in his Vṛttaratnāvalī. Nañjuṇḍa was a poet of both Kannada and Sanskrit literature flourished in the court of the famous Kṛṣṇarāja Woḍeyar of Mysore. He introduces the names of these metres (eg., Uddhata) in 20 verses.

2) Uddhatā (उद्धता) refers to one of the eighteen viṣama-varṇavṛtta (irregular syllabo-quantitative verse) mentioned in the 332nd chapter of the Agnipurāṇa. The Agnipurāṇa deals with various subjects viz. literature, poetics, grammar, architecture in its 383 chapters and deals with the entire science of prosody (eg., the uddhatā metre) in 8 chapters (328-335) in 101 verses in total.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

uddhata : (pp.) agitated; haughty. || uddhaṭa (pp. of uddharati), raised; lifted; pulled out; removed; uprooted.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Uddhata, (pp. of uddharati1; as to its relation to uddhaṭa see remarks under uddhacca).—1. lifted up, raised, risen, high (of the sun, only in this special phrase u. aruṇo) Vin. II, 236; Ud. 27 (vv. ll. uggata & uddhasta). ‹-› 2. unbalanced, disturbed, agitated, shaken S. I, 61 (+ unnaḷa “muddled in mind & puffed up” trsl.), 204 (id.) V. 112 (līnaṃ cittaṃ uddhataṃ c.), 114 = Vism. 133, 269; A. II, 23; III, 391; V, 93 sq. , 142, 163; It. 72; Th. 2, 77 (so read with v. l. , T. has uddhaṭa; ThA. 80 explns. as nān’ārammaṇe vikkhitta-citta asamāhita); Nd2 433 (+ avūpasanta-citto); Pug. 35 (= uddhaccena samannāgata Pug. A 217). —an° well balanced, not shaken, calm, subdued M. I, 470; A. II, 211; V, 93 sq. , 104; Sn. 850 (= uddhaccavirahita SnA 549); Dh. 363 (= nibbutacitto DhA. IV, 93); J. V, 203; Vv 648.—See also ubbhata. (Page 136)

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Uddhaṭa, (pp. of uddharati2; see also uddhata, uddhita & uddhacca) — 1. pulled out J. II, 26.—2. pulled out, destroyed, extirpated, in phrase° dāṭha with its fangs removed (of a snake) J. I, 505; II, 259; VI, 6.—3. cut off or out Miln. 231 (uddhaṭ-uddhaṭe ālope whenever a piece is cut off).—4. drawn out, lifted out, raised J. I, 143; sass°kāle at the time of lifting the corn; V, 49 (°paṃsu). Cp. uddhaṭa-bīja castrated J. II, 237. (Page 136)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

uddhata (उद्धत).—a (S) pop. uddhaṭa a Rude, impudent, overbearing.

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

uddhaṭa (उद्धट) [-ta, -त].—a Rude, impudent. Overbearing.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uddhata (उद्धत).—p. p.

1) Raised up, elevated, lifted up; लाङ्गूलमुद्धतं धुन्वन् (lāṅgūlamuddhataṃ dhunvan) Bk.9.7; आत्मोद्धतैरपि रजोभिः (ātmoddhatairapi rajobhiḥ) Ś.1.8. raised; खुर° (khura°) R.9.5; heaved; Ki.8.53.

2) Excessive, very much, exceeding.

3) Haughty, vain, puffed up; प्रहितो रावणेनैष सह वीरैर्मदोद्धतैः (prahito rāvaṇenaiṣa saha vīrairmadoddhataiḥ) Rām.5.58.13. अक्षवधोद्धतः (akṣavadhoddhataḥ) R.12.63.

4) Harsh; वचनै रसतां महीयसो न खलु व्येति गुरुत्वमुद्धतैः (vacanai rasatāṃ mahīyaso na khalu vyeti gurutvamuddhataiḥ) Śi.16.27.

5) Excited, inflamed, intensified; °मनोभवरागा (manobhavarāgā) Ki.9.68,69; मदोद्धताः प्रत्यनिलं विचेरुः (madoddhatāḥ pratyanilaṃ viceruḥ) Ku.3.31,

6) Majestic, stately; ill-mannered.

7) Abounding in, full; ततस्तु धारोद्धतमेघकल्पम् (tatastu dhāroddhatameghakalpam) Rām.6.67.142.

8) Eager, ready; युद्धोद्धतकृतोत्साहः संग्रामं सम्प्रपद्यत (yuddhoddhatakṛtotsāhaḥ saṃgrāmaṃ samprapadyata) Rām.5.48.16.

9) Shining, glittering; अन्योन्यं रजसा तेन कौशेयोद्धत- पाण्डुना (anyonyaṃ rajasā tena kauśeyoddhata- pāṇḍunā) Rām.6.55.19.

-taḥ A king's wrestler.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ūddhata (ऊद्धत).—in Ud xii.2 °taṃ raja(ḥ), raised, for uddha-taṃ; note suggests that ū is due to confusion with Pali ūhata; a later var. is uddhṛtam; it may be noted that PTSD associates Pali uddhata with Sanskrit uddhṛta, from ud-dhṛ.

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

Uddhata (उद्धत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Rude, ill-behaved. 2. Haughty, vain, puffed up. 3. Raised, elevated. 4. Excited, intense. m.

(-taḥ) A king’s wrestler. E. ud above, han to hurt or injure, affix kta; ha becomes dha.

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

Uddhata (उद्धत).—[adjective] raised, excited, elevated; excessive, vehement, intense; haughty, proud, arrogant; full of, rich in ([instrumental] or —°).

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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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