Hasita: 11 definitions


Hasita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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

Hasita (हसित) refers to one of the thirty-three alaṃkāras (embellishments), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 29. These alaṃkāras, or, ‘embellishments of song’, depend upon the four types of varṇas, which refers to a specific order of musical notes (svara). They are attached to the songs of seven forms, although not generally used in the dhruvās.

According to the Nāṭyaśāstra, “hasita constituted with double kalās of two consecutive notes like laughter, as in the ākṣipta”.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Hasita (हसित) refers to “blooming” (viz., of a flower), as mentioned in a list of twenty-six synonyms, according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Hasita] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

hasita : (pp. of hasati) smiled; laughed. (nt.), laughter. || hāsita (pp. of hāseti), made laugh; gladdened.

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

Hasita, (pp. of hasati, representing both Sk. hasita & hṛṣita) laughing, merry; (nt.) laughter, mirth A.I, 261; Pv III, 35 (=hasitavant hasita-mukhin C.); Miln.297; Bu I.28; J.I, 62 (? read hesita); III, 223; Vism.20.

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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

hasita (हसित).—n S Laughter.

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

hasita (हसित).—n Laughter.

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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

Hasita (हसित).—p. p. [has-kartari kta]

1) Laughed, laughing.

2) Blown, expanded.

-tam 1 Laughter.

2) Joke, jesting; कीर्तितानि हसितेऽपि तानि यं व्रीडयन्ति चरितानि मानिनम् (kīrtitāni hasite'pi tāni yaṃ vrīḍayanti caritāni māninam) Ki.13.47.

3) The bow of the god of love.

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

Hasita (हसित).—see a-hasita-keśa.

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

Hasita (हसित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Blown, budded, (as a flower.) 2. Smiling. n.

(-taṃ) 1. Laughter. 2. Smiling. 3. Jesting. 4. The bow of Kama- Deva. E. has to laugh, aff. kta .

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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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