Arjuni, Arjunī, Ārjuni: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Arjunī (अर्जुनी) is the name of an Apsara created for the sake of a type of dramatic perfomance. Acording to the Nāṭyaśāstra 1.46-51, after Brahmā asked Bharata for materials necessary for the Graceful Style (kaiśikī: a type of performance, or prayoga), Bharata answered “This Style cannot be practised properly by men except with the help of women”. Therefore, Brahmā created with his mind several apsaras (celestial nymphs), such as Arjunī, who were skillful in embellishing the drama.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ārjuni (आर्जुनि).—[arjunasya apatyaṃ iñ] The son of Arjuna, अभिमन्यु (abhimanyu); अभिमन्युमिति प्राहुरार्जुनिं पुरुषर्षभम् (abhimanyumiti prāhurārjuniṃ puruṣarṣabham) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.221.67.

Derivable forms: ārjuniḥ (आर्जुनिः).

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

1) Arjunī (अर्जुनी):—[from arjuna] f. a cow, [Mahābhārata xiii, 3596]

2) [v.s. ...] a kind of serpent, ([vocative case] arjuni), [Atharva-veda ii, 24, 7]

3) [v.s. ...] a procuress, bawd, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of Uṣā (wife of Aniruddha), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] of the river Bāhudā or Karatoyā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] f. [dual number] or [plural] (nyau, or nyas) Name of the constellation Phalgunī, [Ṛg-veda x, 85, 13; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

7) Ārjuni (आर्जुनि):—[from ārjuna] m. ([from] arjuna [gana] bāhv-ādi, [Pāṇini 4-1, 96]), a descendant of Arjuna, [Mahābhārata]

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Arjuni in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Arjuni (ಅರ್ಜುನಿ):—

1) [noun] a white cow.

2) [noun] a women who procures women as prostitutes; she who is an agent for a prostitutes and lives off their earnings; a procuress.

3) [noun] a woman who keeps a brothel; a bawd.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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