Dima, Ḍima: 11 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Ḍima (डिम) refers to one of the “ten kinds of dramatic plays” (daśarūpa), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 20. These different types of dramas are considered to have originated from the various styles (vṛtti), which is discussed in chapter 22 of the same work. The Ḍima type of drama includes the following styles: Verbal (bhāratī), Grand (sāttvatī) and Energetic (ārabhaṭī).

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Ḍima (डिम).—One of the ten types of play (nāṭya).—The Ḍima is a play with a well-constructed Plot and its Hero should be well-known and of the exalted type. It is to contain all the Sentiments except the Comic and the Erotic, an should consist of four Acts only. Incidents depicted in it are mostly earthquake, fall of meteors, eclipses, battle, personal combat, challenge and angry conflict. It should abound in deceit, jugglery and energetic activity of many kinds. The sixteen characters which it must contain are to include different types such as gods, Nāgas, Rākṣasas, Yakṣas and Piśācas.

The Ḍima and the Samavakāra are to have four segments (sandhi), and the playwright should never make the Pause (vimarśa) in them.

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (natya)

Ḍima (डिम) refers to one of the twelve kinds of Rūpaka, which represents the dṛśyakāvya division of Kāvya (“poetry”), according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—The Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa states that the plot and the hero of ḍima should be well known. In the Nāṭyaśāstra it is said that six sentiments except śṛṅgāra and hāsya are to be associated in a ḍima. According to the Sāhityadarpaṇa, ḍima consists of four acts. This book relates that the hero of a dima should be a devatā, gandharva, yakṣa, rākṣasa, mahānāga, bhūta, preta or piśāca

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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

Ḍima (डिम).—One of the ten kinds of dramas; मायेन्द्रजालसंग्रामक्रोधोद्भ्रान्तादिचेष्टितैः । उपरागैश्च भूयिष्ठो डिमः ख्यातोऽतिवृत्तकः (māyendrajālasaṃgrāmakrodhodbhrāntādiceṣṭitaiḥ | uparāgaiśca bhūyiṣṭho ḍimaḥ khyāto'tivṛttakaḥ) || S. D.517.

Derivable forms: ḍimaḥ (डिमः).

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

Ḍima (डिम).—m.

(-maḥ) A dramatic entertainment, dramatic exhibition of battle or seige, such as the Tripurabadha, in which the destruction of the three cities of Tripura by Siva is dramatised. E. ḍima affray, and affix ka 2. One of the ten kinds of drama, thus defined:—māyendrajālasaṃgrāmakrodhodbhāntādiceṣṭitaiḥ . uparāgaiśca bhūyiṣṭho ḍimaḥ khyāto'tivṛttakaḥ ..

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

Ḍima (डिम).—[masculine] a kind of drama; a cert. caste.

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

1) Ḍima (डिम):—m. a dramatic exhibition of a siege (as of Tripura-dāha q.v.), [Daśarūpa; Pratāparudrīya; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

2) a kind of mixed caste, [Brahma-purāṇa i, 10, 105.]

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

Ḍima (डिम):—(maḥ) 1. m. A dramatic entertainment or exhibition of battle.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dima in German

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ḍima (ಡಿಮ):—[noun] the dramatic exhibition of an invasion or siege.

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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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