Antahstha, Antas-stha, Antaḥstha, Antar-stha, Antaḥsthā: 3 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Antaḥstha (अन्तःस्थ, “intermediate”) refers to “semivowels” in Sanskrit grammar, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 15.

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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Antaḥstha (अन्तःस्थ).—(or अन्तःस्था (antaḥsthā)) f., also writen as अन्तस्थ, अन्तस्था (antastha, antasthā) f., semivowel; cf. अथान्तस्थाः । यिति रिन लिति वितिः (athāntasthāḥ | yiti rina liti vitiḥ); V. Pr. VIII.14-15: cf. चतस्रोन्तस्थाः (catasrontasthāḥ) explained by उव्वट (uvvaṭa) as स्पर्शोषमणामन्तः मध्ये तिष्ठन्तीति अन्तस्थाः (sparśoṣamaṇāmantaḥ madhye tiṣṭhantīti antasthāḥ) R.Pr.I.9, also पराश्चतन्नान्तस्थाः (parāścatannāntasthāḥ) T. Pr. I. 8. The ancient term appears to be अन्तस्थाः (antasthāḥ) f. used in the Prātiśākhya works. The word अन्तःस्थानाम् (antaḥsthānām) occurs twice in the Mahābhāṣya from which it cannot be said whether the word there is अन्तःस्थ (antaḥstha) m. or अन्तःस्था (antaḥsthā) f. The term अन्तस्थ (antastha) or अन्तस्था (antasthā) is explained by the commentators on Kātantra as स्वस्य स्वस्य स्थानस्य अन्ते तिष्ठन्तीति । (svasya svasya sthānasya ante tiṣṭhantīti |)

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Antaḥstha (अन्तःस्थ).—a. (also written antaḥstha) being between or in the midst.

-sthaḥ, -sthā a term applied to the semivowels, य्, र्, ल्, व् (y, r, l, v) as standing between vowels and consonants and being formed by a slight contact of the vocal organs (īṣatspṛṣṭaṃ antasthānām); or they are so called because they stand between स्पर्श (sparśa) (ka-ma) letters and ऊष्मन् (ūṣman) (śa, ṣa, sa, ha).

Antaḥstha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms antar and stha (स्थ).

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Antaḥsthā (अन्तःस्था).—

1) a deity of the vital organs.

2) Name of one of the Ṛigveda hymns. °मुद्गरः (mudgaraḥ) the malleus of the ear.

Antaḥsthā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms antar and sthā (स्था).

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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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