Bhru, aka: Bhrū; 6 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Bhrū (भ्रू) refers to the “eyebrows”. It is one of the six minor limbs (upāṅga) used in dramatic performance, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. These gestures of the eyebrows (bhrū) are performed in accordance with the corresponding gestures of the eyeballs (tārā) and the eyelids (puṭa). These gestures form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).

The following are the seven gestures of the eyebrows (bhrū):

  1. utkṣepa (raising),
  2. pātana (lowering),
  3. bhrukuṭī (knitting),
  4. catura (clever),
  5. kuñcita (contracted),
  6. recita (moving)
  7. sahaja (natural).
Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Bhrū (भ्रू, “eyebrows”) refers to one of the twelve “subsidiary limbs” (upāṅga), which represents a division of Āṅgikābhinaya (gesture language of the limbs) as used within the classical tradition of Indian dance and performance, also known as Bharatanatyam.—Āṅgika-abhinaya is the gesture language of the limbs. Dance is an art that expresses itself through the medium of body, and therefore, āṅgikābhinaya is essential for any dance and especially for any classical dance of India. Upāṅgas or the subsidiary limbs consist of the eyes, the eye-brows [viz., Bhrū], pupils, cheeks, nose, jaws, lips, teeth, tongue, chin, face, and the head.

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)
Natyashastra book cover
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

bhrū (भ्रू).—f (S) An eye-brow. bhrūbhaṅga m Frowning or a frown.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhrū (भ्रू).—f An eyebrow.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhrū (भ्रू).—f. [bhram-ḍū Uṇ.2.68] Brow, eyebrow; कान्तिर्भ्रुवोरायतलेखयोर्या (kāntirbhruvorāyatalekhayoryā) Ku.1.47; विवर्तितभ्रूरियमद्य शिक्षते (vivartitabhrūriyamadya śikṣate)

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhrū (भ्रू).—f.

(-bhrūḥ) An eye-brow. E. bhram to round, Unadi aff. ḍu .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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Bhrukuti
Bhrukuṭi (भ्रुकुटि) or Bhrukuṭī (भ्रुकुटी).—See भ्रूकुटि (bhrūkuṭi); समर्प्यमाणं सुदृशा नाग्रही...
Bhrumadhya
Bhrūmadhya (भ्रूमध्य) refers to the place “between the eyebrows” and represents one of the sixt...
Bhrubhanga
Bhrūbhaṅga (भ्रूभङ्ग).—m. (-ṅgaḥ) A frown. E, bhrū the brow, bhaṅga a breaking, bending.
Subhru
Subhrū (सुभ्रू).—A female attendant of Subrahmaṇya. (Śalya Parva, Chapter 46, Verse 8).
Bhrukshepa
Bhrūkṣepa (भ्रूक्षेप).—m. (-paḥ) A frown. E. bhrū, and kṣepa throwing.
Bhrulata
Bhrūlatā (भ्रूलता).—a creeper-like eyebrow, an arched or curving eyebrow. Bhrūlatā is a Sanskri...
Samnatabhru
Saṃnatabhrū (संनतभ्रू).—a. frowning.Saṃnatabhrū is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ...
Bhrubhedin
Bhrūbhedin (भ्रूभेदिन्).—a. frowning. Bhrūbhedin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms...
Bhruvikara
Bhrūvikāra (भ्रूविकार).—contraction of the eyebrows, frowning. Derivable forms: bhrūvikāraḥ (भ्...
Bhruvikriya
Bhrūvikriyā (भ्रूविक्रिया).—contraction of the eyebrows, frowning. Bhrūvikriyā is a Sanskrit co...
Ancitabhru
Añcitabhrū (अञ्चितभ्रू).—a woman having arched or handsome eyebrows.Derivable forms: añcitabhrū...
Bhruvijrimbha
Bhrūvijṛmbha (भ्रूविजृम्भ).—the bending of the brows.Derivable forms: bhrūvijṛmbhaḥ (भ्रूविजृम्...
Bhruvilasa
Bhrūvilāsa (भ्रूविलास).—graceful or playful movement of the eyebrows, amorous play of the brows...
Bhruvikshepa
Bhrūvikṣepa (भ्रूविक्षेप).—contraction of the eyebrows, frowning. Derivable forms: bhrūvikṣepaḥ...
Bhrubheda
Bhrūbheda (भ्रूभेद).—contraction or knitting of the eyebrows, a frown; तरङ्गभ्रूभङ्गा क्षुभितवि...

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