Varnavritta, Varṇavṛtta, Varna-vritta: 3 definitions


Varnavritta 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 Varṇavṛtta can be transliterated into English as Varnavrtta or Varnavritta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Wikipedia: Sanskrit Prosody

Varṇavṛtta (वर्णवृत्त, “syllabo-quantitative verse”) refers to a type of metre found in classical Sanskrit poetry. Varṇavṛtta metres depend on syllable count, but the light-heavy patterns are fixed.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (V) next»] — Varnavritta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Varṇavṛtta (वर्णवृत्त).—a metre regulated by the number of syllables it contains (opp. mātrāvṛtta).

Derivable forms: varṇavṛttam (वर्णवृत्तम्).

Varṇavṛtta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms varṇa and vṛtta (वृत्त).

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

Varṇavṛtta (वर्णवृत्त).—n.

(-ttaṃ) A metre regulated by the number of syllables, (opposite to mātrāvṛtta.) E. varṇa, and vṛtta metre.

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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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