Ingita, Iṅgita: 13 definitions



Ingita 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: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

A type of glance (or facial expression): Iṅgita: sidelong glances expressing joy. Usage: secret thought.

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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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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Iṅgita (इङ्गित) refers to “aspect”, as in, a visible trait or charecteristic of a human being. When a King (rājan) is investigating a suit in the court, he is to closely watch the variations (ākāra) of the subject. For the aspect (iṅgita) of a person, this means monitoring for perspiration, trembilng, thrilling hairs etc. The term is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

iṅgita : (nt.) gesture; sign.

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

Iṅgita, (nt.) (pp. of ingati = iñjati) movement, gesture, sign J. II, 195, 408; VI, 368, 459. (Page 117)

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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

iṅgita (इंगित).—n (S) A hint or sign; any indicative gesture or action. 2 Aim, intention, design, covered purpose. 3 (Corr. from vyaṅgita) Covert speech.

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

iṅgita (इंगित).—The pith or core of a thing. A hint. Aim, design. Covert speech.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Iṅgita (इङ्गित).—p. p. Moved, shaken.

-tam [bhāve-kta]

1) Palpitation, shaking.

2) Internal thought, inward thought or secret aim, intention, purpose; °आकारवेदिभिः (ākāravedibhiḥ) K.7; Pt.1.43; अगूढसद्भावमितीङ्गितज्ञया (agūḍhasadbhāvamitīṅgitajñayā) Ku.5.62; तस्य संवृतमन्त्रस्य गूढाकारेङ्गितस्य च (tasya saṃvṛtamantrasya gūḍhākāreṅgitasya ca) R.1.2; Śi.9.69.

3) A hint, sign, gesture; आकारैरिङ्गितैर्गत्या (ākārairiṅgitairgatyā) Pt.1.44.

4) Particularly, the gesture or motion of the various limbs of the body indicating one's intentions; gesture suited to betray internal feelings; आकारैरिङ्गितैर्गत्या गृह्यतेऽन्तर्गतं मनः (ākārairiṅgitairgatyā gṛhyate'ntargataṃ manaḥ) Ms.8. 26. cf. इङ्गितं हृद्गतो भावो बहिराकार आकृतिः । सज्जनः (iṅgitaṃ hṛdgato bhāvo bahirākāra ākṛtiḥ | sajjanaḥ)

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

Iṅgita (इङ्गित).—n.

(-taṃ) 1. Hint, sign, gesture. 2. Going, motion. 3. Intention, purpose. E. igi to go, affix kta.

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

Iṅgita (इङ्गित).—[neuter] gesture, intention.

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

1) Iṅgita (इङ्गित):—[from iṅg] n. palpitation

2) [v.s. ...] change of the voice, internal motion, motion of various parts of the body as indicating the intentions

3) [v.s. ...] hint, sign, gesture

4) [v.s. ...] aim, intention, real but covert purpose, [Manu-smṛti; Rāmāyaṇa; Mahābhārata; Suśruta; Hitopadeśa; Raghuvaṃśa etc.]

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

Iṅgita (इङ्गित):—(taṃ) 1. n. Hint; inquiry.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Iṅgita (इङ्गित):—(partic. von iṅg) n. das Zucken, die Bewegungen verschiedener Theile des Körpers, als Verräther des innern Menschen; Gebärde [Amarakoṣa 3, 3, 15] (auch m.!). [4, 164.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1513.] sa vidyādasya kṛtyeṣu nigūḍheṅgitaceṣṭitaiḥ . ākāramiṅgitaṃ ceṣṭāṃ bhṛtyeṣu ca cikīrṣitam .. [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 7, 67. 63.] bāhyairvibhāvayelliṅgairbhāvamantargataṃ nṛṇām . svaravarṇeṅgitākāraiścakṣuṣā ceṣṭitena ca .. [8, 25. 26.] [Mahābhārata 3, 14669. 16068.] [Nalopākhyāna (BOPP) 2, 5.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 7, 4. 48, 5.] [Rāmāyaṇa 4, 1, 22.29. 5, 12, 4.] [Suśruta 2, 244, 20.] [Pañcatantra I, 49.] [Raghuvaṃśa 1, 20.] [Vetālapañcaviṃśati 7, 20.] = gamana und ceṣṭā [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 3, 250.]

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Iṅgita (इङ्गित):—= abhiprāya [?(Mallinātha) Kirātārjunīya 14, 2.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Iṅgita (इङ्गित):—n.

1) Gebärde , Miene.

2) Absicht.

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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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