Gambhirya, Gāmbhīrya: 8 definitions

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Gambhirya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Gāmbhīrya (गाम्भीर्य, “gravity”) refers to one of the eight aspects of the male’s sattva, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 24. These sattvas form the support of sentiments (rasa) in drama and are defined according to the science of sāmānyābhinaya, or “harmonious representation”.

According to the Nāṭyaśāstra, “‘gravity’ (gāmbhīrya) is something due to an influence of which outward changes in cases of anger, joy and tear do not occur”.

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

[«previous (G) next»] — Gambhirya in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gāmbhīrya (गांभीर्य).—n S Gravity, sedateness, seriousness. 2 Depth (of water, of sound &c.) See the adj gambhīra.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

gāmbhīrya (गांभीर्य).—n Gravity, seriousness. Depth.

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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

[«previous (G) next»] — Gambhirya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gāmbhīrya (गाम्भीर्य).—[gambhīrasya bhāvaḥ ṣyañ]

1) Deepness, depth (of water, sound &c.).

2) Depth, profundity (of meaning, character &c.); cf. भीशोकक्रोधहर्षाद्यैः गाम्भीर्यं निर्विकारता । समुद्र इव गाम्भीर्ये (bhīśokakrodhaharṣādyaiḥ gāmbhīryaṃ nirvikāratā | samudra iva gāmbhīrye) Rām.; Śi.1.55; R.3.32.

3) Dignity; गाम्भीर्यात्सोऽप्युवाच तम् (gāmbhīryātso'pyuvāca tam) Ks.86.32.

4) Generosity; गाम्भीर्य- गरिमा चित्रमपूर्वस्तस्य च प्रभोः । ददाति यद्ग्राममिति ब्रुवन्राज्यमपी- दृशम् (gāmbhīrya- garimā citramapūrvastasya ca prabhoḥ | dadāti yadgrāmamiti bruvanrājyamapī- dṛśam) || Ks.124.83.

5) Calmness, composure.

Derivable forms: gāmbhīryam (गाम्भीर्यम्).

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

Gāmbhīrya (गाम्भीर्य) or Gāmbhīryya.—n.

(-ryaṃ) 1. Depth, (of water, sound, &c.) 2. The deep sound of the voice of a jaina saint, like distant thunder or the muttering of clouds. E. gambhīra deep, affix ṣyañ or jya.

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

Gāmbhīrya (गाम्भीर्य).—[neuter] depth, profundity, dignity, generosity.

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

1) Gāmbhīrya (गाम्भीर्य):—[from gāmbhīra] mfn. being in the depths, [Pāṇini 4-3, 58]

2) [v.s. ...] n. deepness, depth (of water, sound, etc.), [Mahābhārata xiii, 4637; Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] (of the voice of a Jaina saint), V.

4) [v.s. ...] depth or profundity of character, earnestness, [Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] depth of meaning, deep recondite sense, [Horace H. Wilson]

6) [v.s. ...] dignity, [Kathāsaritsāgara lxxxvi, 32]

7) [v.s. ...] generosity, [cxxiv, 83]

8) [v.s. ...] calmness, composure, [Daśarūpa ii, 12; Sāhitya-darpaṇa iii, 50 and 53]

9) [v.s. ...] (in [rhetoric]) a hidden allusion, [Pratāparudrīya]

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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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