Ukta, aka: Uktā; 7 Definition(s)


Ukta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Ukta (उक्त).—The son of Nemicakra and father of Citraratha.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 40.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Uktā (उक्ता) refers to a class of rhythm-type (chandas) containing one syllable in a pāda (‘foot’ or ‘quarter-verse’), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 15. There are twenty-six classes of chandas and out of them arise the various syllabic meters (vṛtta), composed of four pādas, defining the pattern of alternating light and heavy syllables.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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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)

Ukta (उक्त).—Prescribed, taught, lit, said (already). उक्तं वा (uktaṃ vā) is a familiar expression in the Mahābhāṣya and the Vārttikas referring usually to something already expressed.Sometimes this expression in the Mahābhāṣya, referring to something which is not already expressed, but which could be found subsequently expressed, leads to the conclusion that the Mahābhāṣyakāra had something like a 'Laghubhāṣya' before him at the time of teaching the Mahābhāṣya. See Kielhorn's Kātyāyana and Patañjali, also Mahābhāṣya D.E. S.Ed. Vol. VII, pages 71, 72.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Ukta (उक्त, “expressed”).—What is the meaning of expressed (ukta)? Knowing an object according to its attributes and after hearing some words /sound.

The opposite (setara) of ukta is anukta (unexpressed).—Anukta means implied and not expressed (said) e.g. to order someone to sit by moving one’s hand.

according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 1.16, “The subdivisions of each of these (kinds of mati, or ‘mind-based knowledge’) are: more, many kinds, quick, hidden, unexpressed (anukta), lasting, and their opposites”.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 1
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

ukta (उक्त).—p (S) Spoken, said, uttered.

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uktā (उक्ता).—ad decl In the lump or gross; by the mass; by wholesale--goods sold or purchased. 2 By the great; by the quantity of work accomplished; by the trip; by contract--labor paid, services engaged.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ukta (उक्त).—p Said, spoken.

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uktā (उक्ता) [-ktēṃ, -क्तें].—ad In the lump or gross, by the mass, wholesale.

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

Ukta (उक्त).—See under वच् (vac).

See also (synonyms): ukti.

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Ukta (उक्त).—p. p.

1) Said, spoken.

2) Uttered, spoken (opp. to anumita or saṃbhāvita).

3) Told, addressed; असावनुक्तो ऽपि सहाय एव (asāvanukto 'pi sahāya eva) Ku.3.21.

4) Indicated; असता छाययोक्ताय सदाभासाय ते नमः (asatā chāyayoktāya sadābhāsāya te namaḥ) Bhāg.8.3.14.

-ktam A speech, words collectively; a sentence.

-ktam, -ktā A stanza of four lines with one syllabic instant, (there being one long or two short syllables in each).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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