Hasa, Hāsa, Hasha, Hāsā: 12 definitions


Hasa means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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

Hāsa (हास, “mirth”).—One of the eight ‘permanent states’ (sthāyibhāva), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 7.31. These ‘permanent states’ are called ‘the source of delight’ and are not interfered with by other States. The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature. (Also see the Daśarūpa 4.43-44)

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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

Hasa or hasi is humour or sense of humour.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: JAINpedia: Jainism

Hāsa (हास) refers to “comedy” or “humour” and represents one of the “nine sentiments” (navarasa) in poetics and dramaturgy and represents one of the topics dealt with in the Anuyogadvārasūtra : a technical treatise on analytical methods, a kind of guide to applying knowledge.—In Muni Puṇyavijaya’s words, “the Nandi which is of the form of five Jñānas serves as a mangala in the beginning of the study of the Āgamas; and the Anuyogadvāra-sūtra serves as a key to the understanding of the Āgamas”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

hāsa : (m.) laughter; mirth.

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

Hāsa, (fr. has, cp. Sk. hāsa & harṣa) laughter; mirth, joy Dh.146; DA.I, 228=SnA 155 (“āmeṇḍita”); J.I, 33; II, 82; V, 112; Miln.390. See also ahāsa.

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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

haśā (हशा).—m ( A) The border of a garment.

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haśā (हशा) [or हंशा, haṃśā].—m ( H) Laughter or laughing. v kara. A fondling term for the laughing of little children.

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hāśā (हाशा).—m ( A) The border of a garment.

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hāśā (हाशा) [or हांशा, hāṃśā].—m hāśī f The name of a Jungle tree.

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hāsa (हास).—m S Laughing or laughter.

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

haśā (हशा).—m Laughter or laughing.

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hāśā (हाशा).—m The border of a garment. port. Profit.

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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

Hasa (हस).—

1) Laugh, laughter.

2) Derision.

3) Merriment, mirth.

Derivable forms: hasaḥ (हसः).

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Hāsa (हास).—[has-bhāve ghañ]

1) Laughter, laughing, smile; भासो हासः (bhāso hāsaḥ) P. R.1.22.

2) Joy, mirth, merriment.

3) Laughter, as the prevailing feeling of the rasa called हास्य (hāsya); see S. D.27.

4) Derisive laughter; संरम्भं मैथिली- हासः क्षणसौम्यां निनाय ताम् (saṃrambhaṃ maithilī- hāsaḥ kṣaṇasaumyāṃ nināya tām) R.12.36.

5) Opening, blowing, expanding (as of lotuses &c.); कूलानि सामर्षतयेव तेनुः सरोजलक्ष्मीं स्थलपद्महासैः (kūlāni sāmarṣatayeva tenuḥ sarojalakṣmīṃ sthalapadmahāsaiḥ) Bk.2.3.

6) Pride, arrogance; अनन्यहेतुष्वथ मे गतिः स्यादात्यन्तिकी यत्र न मृत्युहासः (ananyahetuṣvatha me gatiḥ syādātyantikī yatra na mṛtyuhāsaḥ) Bhāg.3. 27.3.

Derivable forms: hāsaḥ (हासः).

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Hāsā (हासा).—(Ved.) कालाः (kālāḥ); Uṇ.4.228.

Derivable forms: hāsāḥ (हासाः).

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

Hasa (हस).—m.

(-saḥ) 1. Laughter, laughing, laugh. 2. Mirth, merriment, joy. 3. Derision. E. has to laugh, aff. ap; also with ghaña, hāsa m. (-saḥ .)

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Hāsa (हास).—m.

(-saḥ) 1. Laughing, laughter. 2. Joy, merriment. 3. One of the eight sentiments in poetry. 4. Derision. 5. Blowing, opening. E. has to laugh, aff. ghañ .

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

Hasa (हस).—[has + a], m. 1. Laughter. 2. Derision, [Padma-Purāṇa, (ed. Wollheim.)] 16, 82.

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Hāsa (हास).—i. e. has + a, m. 1. Laughing, [Hitopadeśa] ii. [distich] 56. 2. Joy, [Nalodya, (ed. Benary.)] 1, 31, 3. Derision, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 3, 19.

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

1) Hasa (हस):—[from has] (or hasa) m. (ifc. f(ā). ) mirth, laughter, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) Hāsa (हास):—[from has] a m. (ifc. f(ā). ) laughing, laughter, mirth (often in [plural]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] mocking, derision of ([genitive case]), [Rāmāyaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] a jest, joke, fun (ākhyāna-h, ‘a funny story’), [Kathāsaritsāgara]

5) [v.s. ...] dazzling whiteness (regarded as laughter in which the teeth are shown), [Rāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] pride, arrogance, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

7) Hāsā (हासा):—[from hāsa > has] f. Name of Durgā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) Hāsa (हास):—b hāsya See p.1294, [columns] 2 and 3.

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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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