Bhattini, Bhaṭṭini, Bhaṭṭinī: 10 definitions

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Bhattini means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Bhaṭṭini (भट्टिनि, “mistress”) refers to a specific “mode of address” (nāman) used in drama (nāṭya), according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 19. Bhaṭṭini is used by servants and attendants addressing the king’s wives. Similair terms to be used in the same situation would be Svāmini and Devī.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhaṭṭinī (भट्टिनी).—

1) A queen (not crowned), a princess; (often used in dramas by maid-servants in addressing a queen).

2) A lady of high rank.

3) The wife of a Brāhmaṇa.

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

Bhaṭṭinī (भट्टिनी).—f. (-nī) 1. A queen, not crowned. 2. The wife of a Brahman. In plays the word is often used by maids-in-waiting in addressing a queen or princess. E. bhaṭṭa authority: see etymology of the last word, ini and ṅīp affs.

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

Bhaṭṭinī (भट्टिनी):—[from bhaṭṭa] f. ([from] bhartṛ, [Prakrit] bhaṭṭā; formed in analogy to patnī) a noble lady (applied to queens not crowned or consecrated like the Devī, to the wife of a Brāhman and any woman of high rank), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Bhaṭṭinī (भट्टिनी):—(nī) 3. f. A consecrated queen; wife of a brāhman.

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

Bhaṭṭinī (भट्टिनी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Bhaṭṭiṇī.

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Bhattini 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Bhaṭṭiṇī (भट्टिणी) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Bhartrī.

2) Bhaṭṭiṇī (भट्टिणी) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Bhaṭṭinī.

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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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhaṭṭini (ಭಟ್ಟಿನಿ):—

1) [noun] the wife of a master, ruler, king; a mistress.

2) [noun] a woman who rules others or has control, authority or power over something; a mistress.

3) [noun] the wife of a priest.

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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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