Uttamapurusha, aka: Uttama-purusha, Uttamapuruṣa; 2 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Uttamapuruṣa can be transliterated into English as Uttamapurusa or Uttamapurusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Uttamapuruṣa (उत्तमपुरुष) refers to a superior male character (prakṛti) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 34. Accordingly, “a man who has controlled his senses, is wise, skilled in various arts and crafts (śilpa), honest, expert in enjoyment, brings consolation to the poor, is versed in different śāstras, grave, liberal, patient and munificent, is to be known as a ‘superior’ (uttama) male character”.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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uttamapuruṣa (उत्तमपुरुष).—m (S) In grammar. The first person.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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