Avapata, Avapāta: 13 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Avapath.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Avapāta (अवपात, “commotion”) refers to one of the four varieties of the energetic style (ārabhaṭī), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 22. Ārabhaṭī represents one of the four styles (vṛtti) employed in a dramatic production.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Avapāta (अवपात).—One of the four varieties of ārabhaṭī (energetic style);—Commotion (avapāta) is known to relate to the occurrence of fear and jubilation, panic, flurry, many kinds of speaking, quick entrance and exit.

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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

Avapāta (अवपात).—

1) Falling down; जलं कूलावपातेन प्रसन्नं कलुषायते (jalaṃ kūlāvapātena prasannaṃ kaluṣāyate) Mṛcchakaṭika 9.24; अधश्चरणावपातम् (adhaścaraṇāvapātam) Bhartṛhari 2.31 falling down at the feet; (fig.) cringing.

2) Descent, descending; शस्त्रावपातः (śastrāvapātaḥ) Y.2.277; कपोत° (kapota°) H.1; श्येन° चकिता (śyena° cakitā) Māl. 8.8. sudden swoop or pouncing.

3) A hole, pit.

4) Particularly, a hole or pit for catching elephants; अवपातस्तु हस्त्यर्थे गर्ते छन्ने तृणादिना (avapātastu hastyarthe garte channe tṛṇādinā) Yādava; रोधांसि निघ्नन्नवपात- मग्नः करीव वन्यः परुषं ररास (rodhāṃsi nighnannavapāta- magnaḥ karīva vanyaḥ paruṣaṃ rarāsa) R.16.78. The Mātaṅgalīlā 1.1 enumerates the methods of catching elephants as follows वारीकर्म वशाविलोभनविधिभ्य चानुगत्या तथैवापातेन ततोऽ- वपातत इतीहेभग्रहः पञ्चधा (vārīkarma vaśāvilobhanavidhibhya cānugatyā tathaivāpātena tato'- vapātata itīhebhagrahaḥ pañcadhā) |

Derivable forms: avapātaḥ (अवपातः).

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

Avapāta (अवपात).—m.

(-taḥ) 1. A hole or pit for catching game in. 2. Descent, descending. E. ava below, pata to go or fall, ghañ aff.

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

Avapāta (अवपात).—i. e. ava-pat + a, m. 1. Falling down. 2. Descent. 3. A pit for catcing game in, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 16, 78. 4. (From the causal of pat) Striking, wounding, Yājñ, 2, 277.

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

Avapāta (अवपात).—[masculine] downfall, descent; a pit for catching game in.

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

1) Avapāta (अवपात):—[=ava-pāta] [from ava-pat] m. falling down, [Mṛcchakaṭikā]

2) [v.s. ...] (an- [negative]), [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa] (cf. śastrāvap)

3) [v.s. ...] descent, descending upon

4) [v.s. ...] flying down, [Hitopadeśa]

5) [v.s. ...] a hole or pit for catching game in [Raghuvaṃśa xvi, 78]

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

Avapāta (अवपात):—[ava-pāta] (taḥ) 1. m. A hole for catching game; descent.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Avapāta (अवपात) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ovāya, Osuṃbha.

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Avapata 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Avapāta (अवपात) [Also spelled avapath]:—(nm) slump; depression.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Avapāta (ಅವಪಾತ):—

1) [noun] a falling down; descending.

2) [noun] the formation or coming down of a precipitate; precipitation.

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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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