Ullikhita: 10 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Ullikhit.

In Hinduism

Kavyashastra (science of poetry)

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyavilasa of Ciranjiva Bhattacarya (kavyashastra)

Ullikhita (उल्लिखित) or Ullekha refers to 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).The figure ullekha has been admitted by Ālaṃkārikas like Ruyyaka, Viśvanāthaetc. Ruyyaka has first introduced it as a distinct figure. Vidyādhara in his Ekāvali (VIII/10), Vidyānātha in his Pratāparudrayaśabhūṣaṇa, Viśvanātha in his Sāhityadarpaṇa (X/37), Jayadeva in his Candrāloka (V/23) and Appayyadīkṣita in his Kuvalayānanda (VII/22) have admitted this figure.

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.

Example of the ullikhita-alaṃkāra:—

sudhāṃśuḥ svapakṣairvipakṣaistu kālo vicintyo’si cintāmaṇiryācamānaiḥ |
smaro māninībhiḥ priyaḥ kāminībhirdhanurvedamūrtirdhanurvedavidbhiḥ ||

“You are considered as moon by your followers, as the god of death by your opponents, as a mythological wishing gem by solicitous persons, as the cupid by the ladies who often sulks on account of amorous quarrel, as the dear one by women and as the science of archery incarnate by the experts in archery”.

Notes: This verse is in the praise of a king. Here the same king is mentioned by his followers, opponents, solicitous persons, ladies, experts in archery differently. So this is an example of the figure ullikhita.

Kavyashastra book cover
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Kavyashastra (काव्यशास्त्र, kāvyaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian tradition of poetry (kavya). Canonical literature (shastra) of the includes encyclopedic manuals dealing with prosody, rhetoric and various other guidelines serving to teach the poet how to compose literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ullikhita in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ullikhita : (pp. of ullikhati) combed; scratched.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ullikhita, (pp. of ud + likh) scratched, combed Vin. I, 254; J. II, 92 (aḍḍhullikhitehi kesehi); Ud. 22 (id. with upaḍḍh° for aḍḍh°); VvA. 197. (Page 156)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ullikhita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ullikhita (उल्लिखित).—p. p.

1) Scratched, scraped &c.

2) Thrown up, tossed.

3) Written over or above.

4) Pared, made thin.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ullikhita (उल्लिखित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Thrown up, tossed. 2. Pared, made thin. 3. Scraped, scratched. 4. Painted, delineated. 5. Written over or above. E. ud and likhita written.

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

1) Ullikhita (उल्लिखित):—[=ul-likhita] [from ul-likh] mfn. slit, torn

2) [v.s. ...] scratched, polished, etc.

3) [v.s. ...] painted, [Buddha-carita]

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

Ullikhita (उल्लिखित):—[ulli+khita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Thrown up; pared, scraped; painted.

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

Ullikhita (उल्लिखित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ullihiya.

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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»] — Ullikhita in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ullikhita (उल्लिखित) [Also spelled ullikhit]:—(a) referred, mentioned; written, inscribed.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ullikhita in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ullikhita (ಉಲ್ಲಿಖಿತ):—

1) [adjective] put down in a form to be read; written.

2) [adjective] cut or incised in or on (a surface); inscribed; engraved; carved.

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Ullikhita (ಉಲ್ಲಿಖಿತ):—[noun] a (brief or incidental) reference or statement; a mention.

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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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