Uttamashloka, Uttamaśloka, Uttama-shloka: 5 definitions



Uttamashloka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Uttamaśloka can be transliterated into English as Uttamasloka or Uttamashloka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Uttamashloka in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Uttamaśloka (उत्तमश्लोक).—Surname of Hari.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 1. 4; XII. 3. 15.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Uttamaśloka (उत्तमश्लोक).—a. of excellent fame, illustrious, glorious, well-known, famous.

Uttamaśloka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms uttama and śloka (श्लोक).

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

1) Uttamaśloka (उत्तमश्लोक):—[=ut-tama-śloka] [from ut-tama] m. (uttama) the most excellent renown, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā v, 7, 4, 3]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. possessing the most excellent fame, highly renowned, illustrious, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Uttamaśloka (उत्तमश्लोक):—1. (u + śloka) m. der höchste Ruhm: samānānāmuttamaśloko astu [Taittirīyasaṃhitā 5, 7, 4, 3.]

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Uttamaśloka (उत्तमश्लोक):—2. (wie eben) adj. von höchstem Ruhme, Beiw. Kṛṣṇa’s [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 10, 23, 20. 43.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Uttamaśloka (उत्तमश्लोक):—1. m. der höchste Ruhm.

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Uttamaśloka (उत्तमश्लोक):—2. Adj. hochberühmt.

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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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