Abhitapta, Abhitaptā: 9 definitions


Abhitapta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Google Books: The Book of Hindu Imagery: Gods, Manifestations and Their Meaning

A type of glance (or facial expression): Abhitapta (burnt): the eyelids moving, the pupils gazing languidly. Usage: indifference (i.e. regarding a thing, but without interest)

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Abhitaptā (अभितप्ता, “distressed”) refers to a specific “glance” (dṛṣṭi), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. This is a type of glance that expresses a ‘transitory state’ (saṃcāribhāva). There are a total thirty-six glances defined.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Abhitaptā (अभितप्ता).—A type of glance (dṛṣṭi) expressing a transitory state (saṃcāribhāva);—The Glance in which the eyeballs are slowly moving due to the movement of the eyelids, and which indicates much distress and pain, is called Abhitaptā (distressed).

Uses of Abhitaptā (distressed)—in discouragement, accidental hurt and distress.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhitapta (अभितप्त).—p. p.

1) Heated, inflamed, scorched, burnt.

2) Distressed, grieving or lamenting for (actively used).

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

Abhitapta (अभितप्त).—mfn.

(-ptaḥ-ptā-ptaṃ) 1. Scorched, burnt. 2. Afflicted. E. abhi, and tapta burnt.

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

1) Abhitapta (अभितप्त):—[=abhi-tapta] [from abhi-tap] mfn. scorched, burnt

2) [v.s. ...] afflicted about ([accusative]), [Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Abhitapta (अभितप्त):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-ptaḥ-ptā-ptam) 1) Scorched, burnt.

2) Afflicted. E. tap with abhi, kṛt aff. kta.

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

Abhitapta (अभितप्त):—[abhi-tapta] (ptaḥ-ptā-ptaṃ) a. Burnt.

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

Abhitapta (अभितप्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Abhitatta, Ahitatta.

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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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