Asina, Āsīna, Ashina, Āśina: 13 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Āśina can be transliterated into English as Asina or Ashina, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Āsīna (आसीन) refers to one of the twelve types of lāsya, or “gentle form of dance” according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 20. It is also known by the name Āsīnapāṭhya. These various lāsya are presented as a specific type of dramatic play (nāṭya) similar to that of the Bhāṇa type

Source: svAbhinava: Abhinavagupta’s Treatment of the lāsyāṅgas

Āsīna (आसीन).—One of the ten type of lāsyāṅga, or ‘elements of the gentle dance’;—In it the lady sits with the body contracted (i.e., without gesticulation), being full of anxiety and grief. There is no instrumental music. Abhinava explains that when there is overpoweri ng grief the character sits down giving up gesticulation. It is devoid of the playing of the four-fold musical instruments and the song of the ladies therein is extremely delicate due to the (prominence of the) kākali note which attracts the mind. It is useful everywhere in pathos and the like. It has consequents such as lying down, contemplation, gaze turned downward, etc.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Āsīna.—(JAHRS, Vol. IX, Part i, p. 31, text line 12), literally ‘seated’; downcast, dejected. Cf. Ep. Ind., Vol. XXXV, pp. 264-65. Note: āsīna is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

āsīna : (pp. of āsati) sat; seated; sitting.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Āsīna, (adj.) (pp. of ās, see āsati) sitting S. I, 195 = Nd2 136; Sn. 1105, 1136; Dh. 227, 386; J. I, 390; III, 95; V, 340; VI, 297; Dāvs II. 17. (Page 116)

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āśina (आशिन).—a. Ved. Aged; see आशिन् (āśin).

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Āsīna (आसीन).—Pres. p. Sitting, seated; आसीनानां सुरभितशिलं नाभिगन्धैर्मृगाणाम् °प्रचलायितम् (āsīnānāṃ surabhitaśilaṃ nābhigandhairmṛgāṇām °pracalāyitam) nodding when seated; falling asleep.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āsīna (आसीन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) Sitting, seated. E. ās to sit, śānac affix, form irr.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āśina (आशिन).—[adjective] aged.

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Āśīna (आशीन).—[adjective] = āśina.

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

1) Āśina (आशिन):—[from āś] a mfn. aged (having reached old age), [Ṛg-veda i, 27, 13] ([eating, [Tārānātha tarkavācaspati’s Vācaspatyam, Sanskrit dictionary]])

2) b See āś, [column]1.

3) Āśīna (आशीन):—mfn. = āśina (p. 157), [Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā]

4) Āsīna (आसीन):—[from ās] mfn. sitting, seated.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āsīna (आसीन):—[(naḥ-nā-naṃ) a.] Sitting, seated.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Āśina (आशिन):—(von 1. ) adj. (eig. erreichend, erlebend) betagt [Ṛgveda 1, 27, 13.]

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Āsīna (आसीन):—partic. praes. von 2. ās (s. d.).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Āśina (आशिन):—Adj. betagt.

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Āsīna (आसीन):—Partic. praes. von 2. ās.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Āsīna (आसीन) [Also spelled asin]:—(a) seated.

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