Avamarsha, Avamarśa, Avamarṣa: 7 definitions



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The Sanskrit terms Avamarśa and Avamarṣa can be transliterated into English as Avamarsa or Avamarsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Avamarśa (अवमर्श, “pause”) refers to one of the “five segments” of the plot (itivṛtta or vastu) of a dramatic play (nāṭaka), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 21. It is also known by the name Vimarśa. These five segments are assigned to the principal plot (ādhikārika).

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Avamarsha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avamarṣa (अवमर्ष).—

1) Consideration, investigation.

2) One of the five principal parts or Sandhis of a play; यत्र मुख्य- फलोपाय उद्भिन्नो गर्भतोऽधिकः । शापाद्यैः सान्तरायश्च सोऽवमर्ष इति स्मृतः (yatra mukhya- phalopāya udbhinno garbhato'dhikaḥ | śāpādyaiḥ sāntarāyaśca so'vamarṣa iti smṛtaḥ) S. D.336; also written विमर्ष (vimarṣa).

3) Attacking; वीर्यावदानेषु कृतावमर्षः (vīryāvadāneṣu kṛtāvamarṣaḥ) Ki.3.43.

Derivable forms: avamarṣaḥ (अवमर्षः).

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Avamarśa (अवमर्श).—Touch, contact.

Derivable forms: avamarśaḥ (अवमर्शः).

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

Avamarśa (अवमर्श).—[masculine] contact, touch; reflection, consideration.

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

1) Avamarśa (अवमर्श):—[=ava-marśa] a etc. See ava- √mṛś.

2) [=ava-marśa] [from ava-mṛś] b m. (ifc. f(ā). ) touch, contact, [Śakuntalā] ([varia lectio])

3) [v.s. ...] reflecting upon, [Daśarūpa]

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

Avamarṣa (अवमर्ष):—[ava-marṣa] (rṣaḥ) 1. m. Wearing, effacing.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Avamarśa (अवमर्श):—(von marś mit ava) m. Berührung: kṛtāvamarṣā (lies rśā) [Śākuntala 116, v. l.] für abhimarśa . Vgl. anavamarśam .

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Avamarśa (अवमर्श):—Bedenken, Erwägung [DAŚAR. 1, 22. 39.]

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

Avamarśa (अवमर्श):—m. (adj. Comp. f. ā) —

1) Berührung.

2) das Bedenken , Erwägung.

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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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