Hasa, aka: Hāsa, Hāsā, Hasha; 7 Definition(s)


Hasa means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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)

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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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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)

Hasa or hasi is humour or sense of humour.

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

hāsa : (m.) laughter; mirth.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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.

—kara giving pleasure, causing joy Miln.252. —kkhaya ceasing of laughter Dhtp 439 (in defn of gilāna, illness). —dhamma merriment, sporting Vin.IV, 112. (Page 731)

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

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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

haśā (हशा).—m Laughter or laughing.

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

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

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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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