Dramida, Drāmiḍa, Dramiḍa: 6 definitions



Dramida means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Drāmiḍa (द्रामिड) refers to a variety of prāsāda (upper storey of any building), according to the Kamikāgama (57.8). In the Śilparatna (32.6) and the Mayamata (18.14), this variety is known as Drāviḍa.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1) Dramiḍa (द्रमिड) is the name of a country situated within the Dākṣiṇāpatha (Deccan) region. Countries within this region pertain to the Dākṣinātyā local usage (pravṛtti) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 14. These pravṛttis provide information regarding costumes, languages, and manners in different countries of the world. It is mentioned this region lies between the Southern Ocean and the Vindhya mountains.

2) Dramiḍa (द्रमिड) refers to one of the seven “minor dialects” (vibhāṣā) of language used in dramatic composition (nāṭya), according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 18.

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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

Dramiḍa (द्रमिड).—See द्रविडः (draviḍaḥ).

Derivable forms: dramiḍaḥ (द्रमिडः).

See also (synonyms): dramila.

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

Dramiḍa (द्रमिड).—name of a nāga king: Mahāvyutpatti 3299; Mahā-Māyūrī 247.37.

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Drāmiḍa (द्रामिड).—adj. (precisely this form seems to be un-recorded; compare AMg. Dāmila), Dravidian: (avyaktāḥ śabdā yeṣām artho na vijñāyate; tad yathā) °ḍānāṃ mantrā- ṇāṃ…Bodhisattvabhūmi 69.3.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Dramiḍā (द्रमिडा) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—dramiḍāḥ opposed to Āryāḥ as grammarians by Kṣīrasvāmin. See Draviḍāḥ.

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

Dramiḍa (द्रमिड):—m. [plural] Name of a school of grammarians (opposed to the Āryas), [Catalogue(s)] (cf. next and draviḍa).

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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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