Ukta, Uktā: 18 definitions


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

Alternative spellings of this word include Ukt.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 40.
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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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

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.

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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

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.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Ukta (उक्त) refers to the “(that which is) proclaimed”, according to Kṣemarāja’s commentary on the Svacchandatantra verse 4.142b.—Accordingly, “For the purpose of supernatural powers, from the past pure and impure [karma] that maintains the [current] body he should only purify the impure [portion] for him, for in this way (evam) the achievement of enjoyment comes about without any obstacles. As for the pure and impure [karma] that is accumulated in other [past] births and which he will do in a [future] birth, all those should be purified for him according to the proclaimed procedure (ukta-nīti), like in the case of the Putraka, apart from [those karmas for] the propitiation of mantras. Therefore he said, [prākkarmāgāmi caikasthaṃ bhāvayitvā ca dīkṣayet (Svacchanda 4.142cd)]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Ukta (उक्त) refers to “having been told (to perform tasks)”, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “He should not protect (his) body (at the expense of his spiritual discipline). He should not cheat his teacher, nor should he ever ignore the tasks he should do whether he has (expressly) been told to do them or not (ukta-anukta). The disciple who is deceitful and whose nature is wicked, one who expounds false (views to others) and, like a prostitute, hides his intentions and is not sincere is destroyed. The foolish one who, like a pimp, is two-faced and (whose selfish) intention (constantly changes) this way and that, is destroyed”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra

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”.

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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

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

ukta (उक्त).—p Said, spoken.

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

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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

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) Kumārasambhava 3.21.

4) Indicated; असता छाययोक्ताय सदाभासाय ते नमः (asatā chāyayoktāya sadābhāsāya te namaḥ) Bhāgavata 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ukta (उक्त).—n.

(-ktaṃ) A sentence. nf.

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

(-ktaḥ-ktā-ktaṃ) Spoken, said. E. vac to speak, affix kta and va changed to u.

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

Ukta (उक्त).—[adjective] spoken, said, mentioned, stated, taught ([neuter] [impersonally] [with] [instrumental] of [person or personal]); declared as, meant by ([instrumental]); spoken to, addressed, told something ([accusative]) by ([instrumental]), summoned, called by (—°). [neuter] word, term.

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

1) Ukta (उक्त):—mfn. ([past participle] of √vac q.v., ukta, [Ṛg-veda]), uttered, said, spoken

2) m. Name of a divine being ([varia lectio] for uktha q.v.), [Harivaṃśa]

3) n. word, sentence, [Śiśupāla-vadha etc.]

4) nf. (am, ā) a stanza of four lines (with one syllabic instant or one long or two short syllables in each);

5) cf. [Zend] ukhta.

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

Ukta (उक्त):—[(ktaḥ-ktā-ktaṃ) a.] Spoken.

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

Ukta (उक्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ukka, Utta, Buia, Vuiya, Vutta.

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Ukta 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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ukta (उक्त) [Also spelled ukt]:—(a) said, stated, mentioned; -[pratyukta] statement and counter-statement.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ukta (ಉಕ್ತ):—[adjective] expressed in words; spoken; uttered.

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Ukta (ಉಕ್ತ):—[noun] that which is said; a spoken word or words; speech.

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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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