Varnavritta, aka: Varṇavṛtta, Varna-vritta; 2 Definition(s)

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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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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.

Source: Wikipedia: Sanskrit Prosody
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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

Varnavritta in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [V] · next »

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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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