Akuncita, aka: Ākuñcita; 4 Definition(s)
Akuncita 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Akunchita.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Ākuñcita (आकुञ्चित) refers to a type of lying-down posture (śayana); it is a Sanskrit technical term defined in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 12. These postures are used when lying down in bed.(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Ākuñcita (आकुञ्चित).—A type of lying-down posture (śayana).—Instructions: Lying down with limbs narrowed down and the two knees sticking to the bed is called the Ākuñcita posture. It is to be used in representing persons attacked with cold.(Source): archive.org: Natya Shastra
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).
Languages of India and abroad
ākuñcita (आकुंचित).—p (S) Contracted, closed, drawn up, in, together.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
ākuñcita (आकुंचित).—p Contracted; shrivelled up; narrowed.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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