Asina, aka: Āsīna, Ashina, Āśina; 5 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Āśina can be transliterated into English as Asina or Ashina, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
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): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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.(Source): svAbhinava: Abhinavagupta’s Treatment of the lāsyāṅgas
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
āsīna : (pp. of āsati) sat; seated; sitting.(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise 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)(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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.
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): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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