Dharmin; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Dharmin (धर्मिन्, “practices”) is variant spelling for Dharmī, which refers to “mode of dramatic representation”, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra verse 6.10 and verse 14.61.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Dharmin (धर्मिन्).—A qualified which is qualified by a property (dharma).

Source: Shodhganga: Vaiyākaraṇabhūṣaṇasāra: a critical study

1) Dharmin (धर्मिन्).—A thing possessed of properties, द्रव्यः (dravyaḥ) cf. धर्मशब्देन धर्मी भण्यते (dharmaśabdena dharmī bhaṇyate) Kas. on P.III.3.77;cf also the common expression धर्मिग्राहकमानात् (dharmigrāhakamānāt) Par. Sek. on Pari. 55, 66, 79, 82:

2) Dharmin.—The same as dharma in rare cases according to the dictum धर्मघर्मिणो-रभेदोपचारः (dharmagharmiṇo-rabhedopacāraḥ) e. g. वर्णैकं देहि, पुराणैकं देहि (varṇaikaṃ dehi, purāṇaikaṃ dehi); cf. Durghata Vr. on P. II. 1. 49.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dharmin (धर्मिन्).—a. [dharmo'styasya-ini]

1) Virtuous, just, pious.

2) Knowing one's duties.

3) Obeying the law.

4) Having the properties of, having the nature, peculiar properties or characteristics of anything (at the end of comp.); षट् सुता द्विजधर्मिणः (ṣaṭ sutā dvijadharmiṇaḥ) Ms.1.41; कल्पवृक्षफलधर्मि काङ्क्षितम् (kalpavṛkṣaphaladharmi kāṅkṣitam) R.11.5.

5) Following the habits of any person. m. An epithet of Viṣṇu.

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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