Asina, Āsīna, Āśina, Āsīnā, Ashina: 17 definitions
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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)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 typeSource: 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.
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).
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Āsīnā (आसीना) refers to “seated upon”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “(Jvālāmaṅgalyā), the goddess born of Jāla is very dignified and powerful. She has five faces, four arms, and sits on a white lion [i.e., śvetasiṃhāsana-āsīnā]. She holds sword, club, fetter, and goad and is adorned with jewels. She wears clothes of various colours, is fierce and, when worshipped, bestows boons”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
India history and geographySource: 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.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: 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)
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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
(-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.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Āsīna (आसीन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āsīṇa.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Āsīna (आसीन) [Also spelled asin]:—(a) seated.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Asiṇa (असिण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Aśana.
2) Āsiṇa (आसिण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āśin.
3) Āsiṇa (आसिण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āśvina.
4) Āsīṇa (आसीण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āsīna.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Āsīna (ಆಸೀನ):—[adjective] sitting; seated.
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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