Vakroktijivita, Vakroktijīvita: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Kavyashastra (science of poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: Kuntakas evaluation of Sanskrit literature

Vakroktijīvita (वक्रोक्तिजीवित) by Kuntaka represents a classic in Sanskrit poetics contains, apart from a novel literary theory, much analysis and evaluation of Sanskrit literature, which is accepted by the world of connoisseurs.—Kuntaka wrote his Vakroktijīvita in 10th Century C.E., in between the composition of the two poetic texts Dhvanyāloka and Vyaktiviveka. He propounds vakrokti school of Sanskrit literary criticism. Vakrokti is the imaginative turn given to expressions (vaidagdhyabhaṅgībhaṇiti). This unique poetic text discusses the six varieties of figurativeness propounded by Kuntaka in four unmeṣas. They are 1. Phonetic figurativeness 2. Lexical figurativeness 3. Grammatical figurativeness 4. Sentential figurativeness 5. Contextual figurativeness and 6. Compositional figurativeness.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vakroktijivita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Vakroktijīvita (वक्रोक्तिजीवित) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—alaṃk. Quoted in Alaṃkārasarvasva Oxf. 210^a, in Sāhityadarpaṇa p. 4, by Ratnakaṇṭha Peters. 2, 17.

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

Vakroktijīvita (वक्रोक्तिजीवित):—[=vakrokti-jīvita] [from vakrokti > vakra > vaṅk] n. Name of [work]

[Sanskrit to German]

Vakroktijivita in German

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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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