Uddhri, Uddhṛ: 4 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Uddhṛ can be transliterated into English as Uddhr or Uddhri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Uddhṛ (उद्धृ) refers to “to draw out”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 17.163. Uddhṛ (‘to draw out’) means to recite the Vedas according to the different methods of reading, Pada, Krama, etc.

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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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uddhṛ (उद्धृ).—I. 1. 1 P.

1) To draw out, raise up.

2) To save, deliver; भगवति तव स्पृष्टानद्भिश्चिरादुददीघरत् (bhagavati tava spṛṣṭānadbhiścirādudadīgharat) Uttararāmacarita 1.23. II. [उद्-हृ (ud-hṛ)]

1) To draw or take out, extract, extricate; शरं (śaraṃ)... उद्धर्तुमैच्छत् (uddhartumaicchat) R.2.3;3.64; to deliver from, relieve of, save, rescue, protect (with abl.); मां तावदुद्धर शुचो दयिता- प्रवृत्त्या (māṃ tāvaduddhara śuco dayitā- pravṛttyā) V.4.31; Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.358; Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 6.5.

2) To uproot, extirpate, eradicate; tear or pull out; नमयामास नृपाननु- द्धरन् (namayāmāsa nṛpānanu- ddharan) R.8.9,4.66; त्रिदिवमुद्धृतदानवकण्टकम् (tridivamuddhṛtadānavakaṇṭakam) Ś.7.3; Mv.3.13; Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 9.22; उद्धरणीये चक्षुषी (uddharaṇīye cakṣuṣī) Daśakumāracarita 12.

3) To pluck up (flowers &c.); K.21,144.

4) To raise, lift up, elevate, extend (as hands); पातयितुमेव शक्तिर्नान्नपिट- मुद्धर्तुम् (pātayitumeva śaktirnānnapiṭa- muddhartum) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.363; Manusmṛti 4.62; V.4.34.

5) To take up, absorb (water); उद्धरिष्यन्रसानिव (uddhariṣyanrasāniva) R.4.66; उद्धृत्य मेघैस्तत एव तोयम् (uddhṛtya meghaistata eva toyam) Śiśupālavadha 3.75.

6) To sustain, bear up; राज्य- धुरमुद्धर्तुम् (rājya- dhuramuddhartum) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.

7) To separate, abstract.

8) To remove, put away.

9) To deduct, subtract. विट्पण्यमुद्धृतोद्धारं विक्रेयं वित्तवर्धनम् (viṭpaṇyamuddhṛtoddhāraṃ vikreyaṃ vittavardhanam) Manusmṛti 1.85.

1) To select, pick out; एवं समुद्धतोद्धारे समानंशान्प्रकल्पयेत् (evaṃ samuddhatoddhāre samānaṃśānprakalpayet) Manusmṛti 9.116.

11) To present, offer; Y.1.159.

12) To prove; आगमस्तु कृतो येन सोऽभियुक्तस्तमुद्धरेत् (āgamastu kṛto yena so'bhiyuktastamuddharet) Y.2.28.

13) To divide (as with partners).

14) To publish, make known.

15) To undo, destroy; एष त्वां सजनामात्यमुद्धरामि स्थिरो भव (eṣa tvāṃ sajanāmātyamuddharāmi sthiro bhava) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 5.189.23. -Caus. To cause to extract or draw out; शल्यं निखात- मुदहारयतामुरस्तः (śalyaṃ nikhāta- mudahārayatāmurastaḥ) R.9.78.

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

Uddhṛ (उद्धृ).—take out or from ([ablative]), stretch out (pāṇim); offer, present; lift up, raise, further, strengthen; set aside, select; choose, prefer; extricate, rescue, save; take away, cut off, sever (head), remove, destroy; except. [Causative] (cause to) draw out or rescue. [Desiderative] wish to save or relieve.

Uddhṛ is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ud and hṛ (हृ).

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

1) Uddhṛ (उद्धृ):—[=ud-dhṛ] 1. ud-√dhṛ [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -dharati, -te (in many cases not to be distinguished from 2. ud-dhṛ below ; the [imperfect tense] and [perfect tense] are the only forms clearly referable to this root), to bring out of, draw out, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa];

—to raise up, elevate, honour (See also 2. ud-dhṛ below) :

—[Desiderative] -didhīrṣati, to wish to draw out, [Caṇḍak.; Siddhānta-kaumudī]

2) [=ud-dhṛ] 2. ud-dhṛ (ud-√hṛ, in some cases not to be distinguished from 1. ud-√dhṛ) [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -dharati, -te (p. -dharat, [Ṛg-veda]; [perfect tense] 3. [plural] uj-jaharus, [Atharva-veda iii, 9, 6]; [Aorist] -ahārṣam, [Atharva-veda])

2) —to take out, draw out, bring or tear out, pull out, eradicate;

2) —to extricate, [Ṛg-veda x, 68, 4; Atharva-veda viii, 2, 15; xx, 136, 16; Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata; Śakuntalā] etc.;

2) —to draw, ladle up, skim, [Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Lāṭyāyana; Rāmāyaṇa];

2) —to take away (fire, or anything from the fire), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra] etc.;

2) —to raise, lift up, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Mahābhārata; Manu-smṛti] etc.;

2) —to rescue (from danger etc.), deliver, free, save, [Atharva-veda viii, 2, 28; Maitrī-upaniṣad; Mahābhārata; Vikramorvaśī] etc.;

2) —to put away or off, remove;

2) —to separate, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Suśruta] etc.;

2) —to leave out, omit;

2) —to except (See ud-dhṛtya);

2) —to select, choose:

2) —[Ātmanepada] to take for one’s self, [Atharva-veda iii, 9, 6; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata; Manu-smṛti] etc.;

2) —to extend, elevate, raise;

2) —to make strong or brisk or quick, [Mahābhārata; Suśruta; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa] etc.;

2) —to present, offer, [Yājñavalkya i, 159; Bhāgavata-purāṇa iv, 30, 47];

2) —to root out, destroy, undo, [Mahābhārata; Raghuvaṃśa; Prabodha-candrodaya] etc.;

2) —to divide (in [mathematics]) :

2) —[Causal] -dhārayati, to raise, up-lift, [Mahābhārata];

2) —to take for one’s self, [Mahābhārata xiv, 1928] :

2) —[Desiderative] uj-jihīrṣati, to wish to draw out or to rescue, [Manu-smṛti iv, 251; Mahābhārata]

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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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