Vipralabdha, Vipralabdhā: 10 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Vipralabdh.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Vipralabdhā (विप्रलब्धा) refers to a “young woman who is deceived” according to the Nāṭyaśāstra 4.315. Accordingly, “But dance (nṛtta) should not be applied to the part of a young woman who is enraged (khaṇḍitā), deceived (vipralabdhā); or separated [from her lover] by a quarrel (kalahāntaritā)”.

Source: Natya Shastra

Vipralabdhā (विप्रलब्धा) refers to “one deceived by her lover” and represents a type of mistress (nāyikā), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 24. The different nāyikās, or ‘heroines’ of dramatic plays (nāṭaka) are defined according to the rules of king’s etiquette to women.

Accordingly, “when lover does not come to such a women (i.e. khaṇḍitā) for a certain reason even after he had met her and made a tryst, she is a deceived (vipralabdhā) heroine (nāyikā)”.

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)

Vipralabdhā (विप्रलब्धा) refers to a “[heroine] jilted by the lover” and represents one of the “eight heroines” (aṣṭanāyikā) in a dramatic representation, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 24 and the Abhinaya-sāra-saṃputa chapter 2.—The aṣṭanāyikās (eight heroines) who are separately described in eight ways according to their different emotional states or moods towards the hero. Chapter 24 of the Nāṭyaśāstra and chapter II of Abhinaya-sara-samputa speak of these aṣṭanāyikās [viz., Vipralabdhā] in detail.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vipralabdha (विप्रलब्ध).—p. p.

1) Deceived, cheated; ऐक्याद्वयस्य ऋतवानिति विप्रलब्धः (aikyādvayasya ṛtavāniti vipralabdhaḥ) Bhāgavata 1.15.19.

2) Disappointed.

3) Hurt, injured.

-bdhā A woman disappointed by her lover's breaking his appointment; (one of the several classes of a Nāyikā in poetic composition); she is thus defined in S. D. :-प्रियः कृत्वापि संकेतं यस्या नायाति संनिधिम् । विप्रलब्धेति सा ज्ञेया नितान्तमवमानिता (priyaḥ kṛtvāpi saṃketaṃ yasyā nāyāti saṃnidhim | vipralabdheti sā jñeyā nitāntamavamānitā) || 118.

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

Vipralabdha (विप्रलब्ध).—mfn.

(-bdhaḥ-bdhā-bdhaṃ) 1. Tricked, cheated, deceived. 2. Disappointed. f. (-bdhī) A mistress whose lover is not true to his appointment, (considered as a character in drama.) E. vi and pra, before labdha gained.

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

1) Vipralabdha (विप्रलब्ध):—[=vi-pralabdha] [from vipra-labh] mfn. insulted, violated etc., [Mahābhārata]

2) Vipralabdhā (विप्रलब्धा):—[=vi-pralabdhā] [from vi-pralabdha > vipra-labh] f. a female disappointed by her lover’s breaking his appointment (one of the incidental characters in a drama), [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Vipralabdha (विप्रलब्ध):—[vi-pra-labdha] (bdhaḥ-bdhā-bdhaṃ) a. Tricked; disappointed. f. A mistress disappointed by her lover.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vipralabdha (विप्रलब्ध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vippaladdha.

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vipralabdha in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vipralabdha (विप्रलब्ध) [Also spelled vipralabdh]:—(a) separated (from the beloved), suffering the pangs of separation; frustrated; hence ~[bdhā] (feminine form).

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vipralabdha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vipralabdha (ವಿಪ್ರಲಬ್ಧ):—

1) [adjective] deceived; cheated.

2) [adjective] disappointed; having failed to have one’s expections fulfilled.

3) [adjective] wounded; injured; damaged.

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Vipralabdha (ವಿಪ್ರಲಬ್ಧ):—

1) [noun] a man who is cheated, deceived.

2) [noun] a disappointed, dissatisfied man.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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