Hamho, Haṃho: 6 definitions



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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Haṃho (हंहो, “hey man”) refers to a specific “mode of address” (nāman) used in drama (nāṭya), according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 19. Vayasya is used to address lowly persons.

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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

Haṃho (हंहो).—ind.

1) A vocative particle corresponding to, 'ho', 'hallo'; हंहो चिन्मयचित्तचन्द्रमणयः संवर्धयध्वं रसान् (haṃho cinmayacittacandramaṇayaḥ saṃvardhayadhvaṃ rasān) Chandr.1.2.

2) A particle expressing haughtiness, contempt or wonder; तां गामृषिः स्यूमरश्मिः प्रविश्य यतिमब्रवीत् । हंहो वेदा (tāṃ gāmṛṣiḥ syūmaraśmiḥ praviśya yatimabravīt | haṃho vedā) 3 यदि मता धर्माः केनापरे मताः (yadi matā dharmāḥ kenāpare matāḥ) || Mb.12.268.9.

3) A particle of interrogation. (In dramas it is mostly used as a form of address by characters of the middling class haṃho brāhmaṇa mā kupya Mu.1.).

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

Haṃho (हंहो).—Ind. 1. An interjection of calling, (ho, hollo!) 2. A particle of haughtiness or arrogance. 3. An arrogantly interrogative particle. In drama it is found used as a form of address in speeches assigned to characters of the middling class. E. haṃ and ho both vocative particles.

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

Haṃho (हंहो).—1. An interjection of calling, [Caurapañcāśikā] 22; Ho! holloa! [Pañcatantra] 192, 12; [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 61, 12. 2. A particle of contempt.

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

Haṃho (हंहो).—[adjective] vocative particle.

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

Haṃho (हंहो):—ind. (cf. ham) a vocative particle (corresponding to ‘ho!’ ‘hollo!’ [according to] to some also expressing haughtiness or contempt; in [dramatic language] a form of address used by equals to each other), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

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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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