Sahitya-kaumudi by Baladeva Vidyabhushana

by Gaurapada Dāsa | 2015 | 234,703 words

Baladeva Vidyabhusana’s Sahitya-kaumudi covers all aspects of poetical theory except the topic of dramaturgy. All the definitions of poetical concepts are taken from Mammata’s Kavya-prakasha, the most authoritative work on Sanskrit poetical rhetoric. Baladeva Vidyabhushana added the eleventh chapter, where he expounds additional ornaments from Visv...

Text 10.142 [Vinokti]

28. Vinokti

विनोक्तिः सा विनान्येन यत्रान्यः सन् न नेतरः ॥ १०.११३ab ॥

vinoktiḥ sā vinānyena yatrānyaḥ san na netaraḥ || 10.113ab ||

vinā-uktiḥ—the ornament called vinokti (“a mention of vinā”); —that; vinā—without; anyena—an other; yatra—in which; anyaḥ—the other; san na—not good; na itaraḥ—not the other (not not good).

When, in the absence of one entity, another is either resplendent or nonresplendent, that is vinokti (description of an entity in the absence of another).

yatrānyena vinānya sann asan vā na syād aśobhanaḥ śobhano vā syāt sā vinoktir ity arthaḥ. (The translation of this was incorporated above.)

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