Uttarapaksha, Uttarapakṣa, Uttara-paksha: 8 definitions

Introduction

Uttarapaksha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Uttarapakṣa can be transliterated into English as Uttarapaksa or Uttarapaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Arthaśāstra

Uttarapakṣa (उत्तरपक्ष) refers to “rejoinder” and is the name of a yukti, or ‘technical division’, according to which the contents of the Arthaśāstra by Cāṇakya are grouped. Cāṇakya (4th-century BCE), aka Kauṭilya, was the chief minister of Chandragupta Maurya, the founder of the famous Maurya Empire.

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Mīmāṃsā (school of philosophy)

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Source: Srimatham: Mīmāṃsa: The Study of Hindu Exegesis

Uttarapakṣa (उत्तरपक्ष) is one of the five types of adhikaraṇa (exegetical format).—Uttara-pakṣa refers to the refutation of the former position and presentation of the reasoned interpretation

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Mimamsa (मीमांसा, mīmāṃsā) refers to one of the six orthodox Hindu schools of philosophy, emphasizing the nature of dharma and the philosophy of language. The literature in this school is also known for its in-depth study of ritual actions and social duties.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

uttarapakṣa (उत्तरपक्ष).—m (S) In law. The defendant or his cause. 2 The respondent or his replies and solutions. (In disputation.) 3 The minor proposition in a syllogism. (In logic.) 4 The fortnight of the waning moon. 5 A rejoinder.

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

uttarapakṣa (उत्तरपक्ष).—m The defendant or his cause. A rejoinder. The fortnight of the waning moon.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uttarapakṣa (उत्तरपक्ष).—

1) the northern wing or side.

2) the dark half of a lunar month.

3) the second part of an argument, i. e. a reply, the reason pro. (opp. pūrvapakṣa); प्रापयन् पवनव्याधेर्गिरमुत्तरपक्षताम् (prāpayan pavanavyādhergiramuttarapakṣatām) Śi.2.15.

4) a demonstrated truth or conclusion.

5) the minor proposition in a syllogism.

6) (in Mīm.) the fifth member of an Adhikaraṇa, q. v.

Derivable forms: uttarapakṣaḥ (उत्तरपक्षः).

Uttarapakṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms uttara and pakṣa (पक्ष).

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

Uttarapakṣa (उत्तरपक्ष).—m.

(-kṣaḥ) 1. A demonstrated truth, a direct conclusion. 2. Course of argument, according to established truths. 3. Second part of an argument, reply, refutation. 4. The minor proposition in a syllogism. E. uttara subsequent, and pakṣa subject of an inference; also adding ka, uttarapakṣaka.

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

Uttarapakṣa (उत्तरपक्ष).—[masculine] the northern or left wing (side); reply to an objection, refutation (ph.).

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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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