Akuncita, Ākuñcita: 7 definitions
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)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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: archive.org: Natya Shastra
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.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
ākuñcita (आकुंचित).—p (S) Contracted, closed, drawn up, in, together.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
ākuñcita (आकुंचित).—p Contracted; shrivelled up; narrowed.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Bent, contracted. 2. Twisted, contorted. E. āṅ before kuci to contract, affix kta.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ākuñcita (आकुञ्चित).—[adjective] contracted, crooked, curled.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Ākuñcita (आकुञ्चित):—[=ā-kuñcita] [from ā-kuñc] mfn. bent (as the arm or the knee, etc.), [Suśruta; Kumāra-sambhava iii, 70; Raghuvaṃśa] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] contracted (as the lips), [Rāmāyaṇa iii, 31, 21]
3) [v.s. ...] curled (as the hair), [Mahābhārata xiii, 882.]
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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