Vrittyanuprasa, aka: Vṛttyanuprāsa, Vritti-anuprasa; 3 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Vṛttyanuprāsa can be transliterated into English as Vrttyanuprasa or Vrittyanuprasa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Vṛttyanuprāsa (वृत्त्यनुप्रास) refers to one of the four varieties of Anuprāsa: one of the 93 alaṃkāras (“figures of speech”) mentioned by Cirañjīva Bhaṭṭācārya (fl. 17th century) in his Kāvyavilāsa, listed as one of the 4 śabdālaṃkāras (figure of speech determined by sound, as opposed to the sense).—The figure vṛttyanuprāsa has been admitted by most of the Ālaṃkārikas.
According to Cirañjīva when the whole sentence is full by the recurrence it is called vṛttyanuprāsa—“āvṛttavarṇasampūrṇaṃ vṛttyanuprāsavadvacaḥ”. This definition is same with that of Jayadeva, the author of Candrāloka. Cirañjīva has given example following the format used by Jayadeva. Cirañjīva has arranged the definition in the first line and the example in the second line and all are in verse. Cirañjīva has said nothing regarding the term vṛtti.
Example of the vṛttyanuprāsa-alaṃkāra:—
jagajjagannivāsaścetpātā nā’ki vane’vane ||
“If Hari who is the shelter of the whole world be protector, then for the protection even in the forest, the world never becomes distressed”.
Notes: Here the word aka means distressed. In this verse the words jagat, jagat and vane vane with the same vowels and consonants are repeated. So it is an example of vṛttyanuprāsa.(Source): Shodhganga: The Kavyavilasa of Ciranjiva Bhattacarya (natyashastra)
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).
Languages of India and abroad
vṛttyanuprāsa (वृत्त्यनुप्रास).—m S In rhetoric. A division of the figure anuprāsa (Alliteration)--the return or repetition of one letter; as contrad. from chēkānuprāsa Return of a plurality of letters.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Vṛttyanuprāsa (वृत्त्यनुप्रास).—a kind of alliteration; see K. P.9.
Derivable forms: vṛttyanuprāsaḥ (वृत्त्यनुप्रासः).
Vṛttyanuprāsa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vṛtti and anuprāsa (अनुप्रास).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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