rūpaka रूपक

Definition: n. (in rhetoric) a figure of speech, metaphor, comparison, simile (especially one in which iva-, vat-etc. are omitted exempli gratia, 'for example' bāhu-latā-,"a creeper-like arm", paṇi-padma-,"a lotus-like hand";there are 3 or 4 varieties of rūpaka- exempli gratia, 'for example' the ardha-r-,"partial metaphor", khaṇḍa-r-,"imperfect metaphor", and lalāma-r-,"flowery metaphor") etc. (see )


Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: Ka1vya7d., Sa1h., IW. 458
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