Adhuta, aka: Ādhūta, Ādhuta; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

One of the Twenty-four Heads. Ādhuta: slightly raising and turning the head sharply. Usage: everything, looking at one’s own body, looking at the sides with an upward glance, abihty to perform an action, dignity.

Source: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
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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

Pali-English dictionary

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ādhūta : (pp. of ādhunāti) shaken off; removed.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Ādhuta, (ā + dhuta1) shaken, moved (by the wind, i. e. fanned Vv 394 (v. l. adhuta which is perhaps to be preferred, i. e. not shaken, cp. vātadhutaṃ Dāvs.V, 49; VvA.178 expls. by saṇikaṃ vidhūpayamāna, i. e. gently fanned). (Page 100)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ādhūta (आधूत).—a. Shaken, agitated.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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