Ullekha, aka: Ullēkha; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Ullekha (उल्लेख) is another name for Ullikhita: one of the 93 alaṃkāras (“figures of speech”) mentioned by Cirañjīva Bhaṭṭācārya (fl. 17th century) in his Kāvyavilāsa and is listed as one of the 89 arthālaṃkāras (figure of speech determined by the sense, as opposed to sound). According to Cirañjīva the comprehension of the same object as different by different person is called the figure ullikhita. According to his predecessors the name of the figure is ullekha, but in Cirañjīva’s work the name has been sighted as ullikhita. The difference is only in name, but not in content.

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyavilasa of Ciranjiva Bhattacarya (natyashastra)
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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ullēkha (उल्लेख).—m S Utterance or mention; expressing, enunciating, rehearsing. 2 Expressing by writing.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ullēkha (उल्लेख).—m Utterance. Expressing by writ- ing. Reference.

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

Ullekha (उल्लेख).—

1) Allusion, mention.

2) Description, utterance, pronunciation.

3) Boring or digging out.

4) (In Rhetoric) A figure of speech in which an object is described according to the different impressions caused by its appearance; बहुभिर्बहुधोल्लेखादेकस्योल्लेख इष्यते । स्त्रीभिः कामोऽर्थिभिः स्वर्द्रुः कालः शत्रुभिरैक्षि सः (bahubhirbahudhollekhādekasyollekha iṣyate | strībhiḥ kāmo'rthibhiḥ svardruḥ kālaḥ śatrubhiraikṣi saḥ) Chandr. 5.19; cf. S. D.682.

5) Rubbing, scratching, tearing up; खुरमुखोल्लेख (khuramukhollekha) K.191; कुट्टिम° (kuṭṭima°) 232.

Derivable forms: ullekhaḥ (उल्लेखः).

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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