Vyapadesha, Vyapadeśa: 11 definitions

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Introduction:

Vyapadesha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Vyapadeśa can be transliterated into English as Vyapadesa or Vyapadesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Vyapadeśa (व्यपदेश, “pretext”) refers to one of the twelve froms of verbal representation (vācika), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 24. These verbal representations are to be expressed using the various representations of the body (śārira). Vācika forms a part of abhinaya (techniques of representation) which is used in communicating the meaning of the drama (nāṭya) and calling forth the sentiment (rasa).

According to the Nāṭyaśāastra, “to speak with the purpose of deception, is called pretext (vyapadeśa)”.

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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

1) Vyapadeśa (व्यपदेश).—Special designation or representation; cf. आकृतिर्व्यपदेशानां प्राय आदित आदितः (ākṛtirvyapadeśānāṃ prāya ādita āditaḥ) R. Pr. XVII. 4;

2) Vyapadeśa.—Main designation; cf. निमित्तसद्भावाद्वि-शिष्टोपदेशः व्यपदेशः मुख्यो व्यवहारः (nimittasadbhāvādvi-śiṣṭopadeśaḥ vyapadeśaḥ mukhyo vyavahāraḥ) Par. Sek. Pari. 30; cf. also यो द्वयोः षष्ठी-निर्दिष्टयोः प्रसङ्गे भवति, लभतेसौ अन्यतरतो व्यपदेशम् । (yo dvayoḥ ṣaṣṭhī-nirdiṣṭayoḥ prasaṅge bhavati, labhatesau anyatarato vyapadeśam |) M.Bh.on P.I.1.51 Vart. 7.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vyapadēśa (व्यपदेश).—m S Designation or indication by a name or an appellation. 2 A name, an appellation.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vyapadeśa (व्यपदेश).—

1) Representation, information, notice; अलं वै व्यपदेशेन धनुरायच्छ राघव (alaṃ vai vyapadeśena dhanurāyaccha rāghava) Mb.3.99.49.

2) Designation by name, naming.

3) A name, an appellation, a title; एवं व्यपदेशभाजः (evaṃ vyapadeśabhājaḥ) U.6.

4) A family, race; अथ कोऽस्य व्यपदेशः (atha ko'sya vyapadeśaḥ) Ś.7; व्यपदेशमाविलयितुं किमीहसे जनमिमं च पातयितुम् (vyapadeśamāvilayituṃ kimīhase janamimaṃ ca pātayitum) Ś.5.21.

5) Fame, reputation, renown; also in adjectival senses; व्यपदेशकुले जाताः पूजिताश्चाप्यभीक्ष्णशः (vyapadeśakule jātāḥ pūjitāścāpyabhīkṣṇaśaḥ) Rām.4.64.21.; Ms.7 168.

6) A trick, pretext, excuse, device; भारतव्यपदेशेन ह्याम्नायार्थश्च दर्शितः (bhāratavyapadeśena hyāmnāyārthaśca darśitaḥ) Bhāg.1.4.29.

7) Fraud, craft.

8) Concealment, dissimulation; Māl.7.

Derivable forms: vyapadeśaḥ (व्यपदेशः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vyapadeśa (व्यपदेश).—see su-vya°.

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

Vyapadeśa (व्यपदेश).—m.

(-śaḥ) 1. Dishonesty, fraud, craft. 2. Stratagem, device. 3. Name, appellation. 4. Information, notice, apprising. 5. Hint. 6. Excuse, pretext. 7. Family, race. 8. Fame, repute. 9. Naming. E. vi and apa before diś to show, aff. ghañ .

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

Vyapadeśa (व्यपदेश).—i. e. vi-apa-diś + a, m. 1. Information. 2. Name, appellation, Bhāṣāp. 46. 3. Race, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 104, 6. 4. Renown, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 168. 5. Pretext, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 79 (mahatām, Pretending [the authority of] powerful men). 6. Hint. 7. Craft. 8. Stratagem.

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

Vyapadeśa (व्यपदेश).—[masculine] designation, appellation, name, [especially] family-name; pretext, pretence.

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

1) Vyapadeśa (व्यपदेश):—[=vy-apadeśa] [from vyapa-diś] m. representation, designation, information, statement, [Ṛgveda-prātiśākhya; ???]etc.

2) [v.s. ...] a name, title, [Uttararāma-carita]

3) [v.s. ...] a family, race, [Śakuntalā]

4) [v.s. ...] summons (of an army), [Rāmāyaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] appeal to ([genitive case]), [Pañcatantra]

6) [v.s. ...] talk, speech, [Mahābhārata iii, 8665] ([Nīlakaṇṭha])

7) [v.s. ...] a [particular] form of speech, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

8) [v.s. ...] fame, renown (See [compound])

9) [v.s. ...] fraud, stratagem, pretext, excuse (ena, under pretext or excuse [also -tas] ifc. = under the pretext of), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

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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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