Dhuta, Dhūta: 11 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Dhuta (धुत) refers to a specific ‘movement of the head’ (śiras), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. The head is one of the six major limbs (aṅga) used to perform certain gestures (āṅgika). These gestures form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).

Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

1) One of the Nine Movements of the Heads. Dhuta (shaken): the head is turned to and fro from right to left and left to right. Usage: denial, looking repeatedy at things, condolence with others, astonishment, dismay, indifference, cold, fire, fear, first moment of drinking liquor, preparing for battle, rejection, impatience, glancing at one’s own limbs, summoning from both sides.

2) One of the Twenty-four Heads. Dhuta: moving the head slowly and regularly to and fro. Usage: an empty place, looking to one side, failing to find sympathy, astonishment, dismay, indifference, rejection.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Dhuta (धुत).—One of the thirteen gestures of the head;—Instructions: A slow movement of the head is called the Dhuta. (Uses): The Dhuta head is applicable in unwillingness, sadness, astonishment, confidence, looking side ways, emptiness and forbidding. (See the Nāṭyaśāstra 8-23)

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dhuta : (pp. of dhunāti) shaken off; removed.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Dhūta, & Dhūtaṅga see dhuta. (Page 343)

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Dhuta, (& Dhūta) (cp. Sk. dhuta & dhūta, pp. of dhunāti) 1. shaken, moved Dāvs.V, 49 (vāta°).—2. lit. “shaken off, ” but always explained in the commentaries as “one who shakes off” either cvil dispositions (kilese), or obstacles to spiritual progress (vāra, nīvaraṇa). The word is rare. In one constantly repeated passage (Vin.I, 45=305=II.2=III, 21=IV.213) it is an adj. opposed to kosajja lazy, remiss; and means either scrupulous or punctilious. At D.I, 5 it is used of a pain. At Sn.385 we are told of a dhutadhamma, meaning a scrupulous way of life, first for a bhikkhu, then for a layman. This poem omits all higher doctrine and confines itself to scrupulousness as regards minor, elementary matters. Cp. Vism.61 for a definition of dhuta.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dhūta (धूत).—p S Washed. 2 Scoured, cleared out, forcibly purged. 3 Agitated or shaken: also shaking or trembling.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhuta (धुत).—a.

1) Shaken; तीव्रवेगधुतमावृक्षया (tīvravegadhutamāvṛkṣayā) (tāḍakayā) R.11.16.

2) Left, abandoned.

3) Chastened; आत्मानं चेद्विजानीयात्परं ज्ञानधुताशयः (ātmānaṃ cedvijānīyātparaṃ jñānadhutāśayaḥ) Bhāg.7.15.4.

-ti f. Shaking, flapping; श्येनेयस्य बृहत्पतत्रधुतयः प्रख्यापयन्त्यागमम् (śyeneyasya bṛhatpatatradhutayaḥ prakhyāpayantyāgamam) Mv.5.1.

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Dhūta (धूत).—p. p. [dhū-kta]

1) Shaken.

2) Shaken off, removed.

3) Fanned.

4) Abandoned, deserted.

5) Reviled.

6) Judged.

7) Disregarded, treated with contempt.

-tā A wife.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Dhuta (धुत).—adj. and subst. (= Pali id.; as adj. rarely in Sanskrit, in comp. dhuta-pāpa, having purified his sin, BR), purified, got rid of (evil, as in Sanskrit); arahāṃ dhutakleśo Mv i.247.12; pure, of persons: buddhaṃ dhuta-janārcitaṃ Mv i.186.13; oftener (as also in Pali tho not clearly in- dicated in PTSD; compare dhutadhara, Childers dhutavata, and Aṅguttaranikāya (Pali) i.23.19 dhuta-vādānaṃ aggaṃ) = dhuta-guṇa (dhū°), -dharma (compare dhuta-dhara): āraṇya-dhutā- bhiyuktāḥ SP 310.3 (verse; compare Pali araññakaṅga, ār°); śikṣa dhutāṃś ca RP 30.15 (verse), the instructions and qualities of the purified man (Finot p. X strangely les exhortations!); dhuta-yāna (ms. dhuna°) deśita jinebhiḥ RP 27.17, the way of the dhuta(-guṇa), taught by the Jinas; tatra dhute satataṃ ca prayukto id. 18, in that dhuta(-guṇa)… (In SP 83.2 (verse) KN jīrṇapravṛddhaṃ dhutavedikaṃ ca, reporting Kashgar recension as jīrṇapravṛddhoddhṛtavedikaṃ ca; WT with ms. Ḱ jīrṇu pravṛddhoddhṛta°; certainly uddhṛta, not dhuta, must be intended.)

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

Dhuta (धुत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Abandoned, deserted, left. 2. Shaken, agitated, (as leaves by wind, &c.) E. dhu to shake, affix kta.

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Dhūta (धूत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Shaken, agitated. 2. Reproached, reviled. 3. Abandoned, deserted. 4. Judged, discriminated. f.

(-tā) A wife. E. dhū to shake, &c. affix kta; this root also forms dhūna with the same aff.

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

Dhūtā (धूता).—[feminine] daughter.*

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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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