Uddhata, Uddhaṭa, Uddhatā, Uddhāta: 22 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Uddhat.

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 (e.g. 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”.

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (natya)

Uddhata (उद्धत) refers to one of the five types of Heroes (nāyaka) in Indian Dramas, according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—In the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, it is narrated that Demons are uddhata i.e., rash, brave but haughty. The Sāhityadarpaṇa accepts only four and the uddhata variety is absent in this book.

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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

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 (e.g., 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 (e.g., 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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Uddhata (उद्धत) refers to “haughtily”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.4 (“Search for Kārttikeya and his conversation with Nandin”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “Urged by the gods, sages and mountains, the lord sent his Gaṇas as his emissaries to the place where his son was staying. [...] All the emissaries of Śiva went and haughtily (uddhata) encircled the abode of the Kṛttikās with various miraculous weapons in their hands. On seeing them the Kṛttikās were extremely terrified. They spoke to Kārttikeya blazing with divine splendour”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Uddhata (उद्धत) refers to “having elevated (conceit and ego)”, according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] Some have intellects which have become insensitive through reasoning and [philosophical] speculations, [and some] are elevated (uddhata) by [their] conceit and ego. Some are self-satisfied with pride, [rendered] stupid by [their obsession with] caste, and [some] are confounded by activities such as meditation. Generally speaking, the multitudes of people have deluded minds and various [mental] disturbances, for, those who experience nothing but the bliss of the undisturbed, natural [no-mind] state, are not seen in the world. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

1) Uddhata (उद्धत) refers to “that which is full of (deceit)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Connections with pleasing sense objects, whose impressions are full of deceit (vañcana-uddhata-buddhi) like dreams, perish immediately”.

2) Uddhata (उद्धत) refers to “intense (desire)”, according to the Jñānārṇava.—Accordingly, “This world totters to the limit of the world of Brahmā with the fear of the beginning of a frown, and mountains immediately fall asunder by force of [the fact that] the earth is overcome by the weight of the heavy feet, of those heroes who are all led to death by the king of time in [the space of] some days. Nevertheless, desire is intense (uddhatāuddhatāśā) only in a living being who is bereft of sense”.

Synonyms: Balavattarā.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Uddhata in Pali glossary
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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uddhata (उद्धत).—p. p.

1) Raised up, elevated, lifted up; लाङ्गूलमुद्धतं धुन्वन् (lāṅgūlamuddhataṃ dhunvan) Bhaṭṭikāvya 9.7; आत्मोद्धतैरपि रजोभिः (ātmoddhatairapi rajobhiḥ) Ś.1.8. raised; खुर° (khura°) R.9.5; heaved; Kirātārjunīya 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) Śiśupālavadha 16.27.

5) Excited, inflamed, intensified; °मनोभवरागा (manobhavarāgā) Kirātārjunīya 9.68,69; मदोद्धताः प्रत्यनिलं विचेरुः (madoddhatāḥ pratyanilaṃ viceruḥ) Kumārasambhava 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 Udānavarga 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 [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary] 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 —°).

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

1) Uddhata (उद्धत):—[=ud-dhata] [from ud-dhan] mfn. raised (as dust), turned up, [Rāmāyaṇa; Śakuntalā 8 c; Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] lifted up, raised, elevated, high, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Suśruta] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] struck (as a lute), [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra xxi, 3, 7]

4) [v.s. ...] enhanced

5) [v.s. ...] violent, intense, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Pañcatantra; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] puffed up, haughty, vain, arrogant

7) [v.s. ...] rude, ill-behaved, [Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Sāhitya-darpaṇa] etc.

8) [v.s. ...] exceeding, excessive

9) [v.s. ...] abounding in, full of [Mahābhārata; Pañcatantra; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

10) [v.s. ...] stirred up, excited, agitated, [Mahābhārata; Raghuvaṃśa] etc.

11) [v.s. ...] m. a king’s wrestler, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

12) [v.s. ...] Name of a certain donkey, [Pañcatantra]

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

Uddhata (उद्धत):—[uddha+ta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Rude; raised. m. A king’s wrestler.

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

Uddhata (उद्धत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Uddhaa.

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Uddhata 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

[«previous next»] — Uddhata in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Uddhata (उद्धत) [Also spelled uddhat]:—(a) contumacious; haughty; ill-behaved; boorish; impudent; hence ~[] (nf); ~[manā] contumacious, haughty, impudent.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Uddhaṭa (ಉದ್ಧಟ):—[noun] a brutal, violent, uncivilised, lawless man; a hoodlum; a ruffian.

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Uddhata (ಉದ್ಧತ):—

1) [adjective] raised up; elevated; lifted.

2) [adjective] having or showing great pride in oneself and disdain or contempt for others; haughty.

3) [adjective] excited; inflamed.

4) [adjective] stirred up or encouraged for action.

5) [adjective] reckless; rude; brutal.

6) [adjective] up-rooted; pulled out completely; destroyed fully.

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Uddhata (ಉದ್ಧತ):—

1) [noun] a wrestler in a king’s court.

2) [noun] an arrogant man.

3) [noun] an eminent man; a man of high rank.

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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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