Janantika, Janāntika, Jana-antika, Janamtika: 6 definitions


Janantika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Janāntika (जनान्तिक).—When out of necessity persons standing close by are supposed not to hear what is spoken to someone else, this constitutes ‘private personal address’ (janāntika). Private personal address and ‘concealed speaking’ (apavāritaka) and should be indicated by a Tripatāka hand covering the speaker.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Janantika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Janāntika (जनान्तिक).—secret communication, whispering or speaking aside (to another). (-ind.) aside to another (in dramas); the S. D. thus defines this stage direction:-त्रिपताककरेणान्यानप- वार्यान्तरा कथाम् । अन्योन्यामन्त्रणं यत् स्याज्जनान्ते तज्जनान्तिकम् (tripatākakareṇānyānapa- vāryāntarā kathām | anyonyāmantraṇaṃ yat syājjanānte tajjanāntikam) || 425.

Derivable forms: janāntikam (जनान्तिकम्).

Janāntika is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jana and antika (अन्तिक).

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

Janāntika (जनान्तिक).—n.

(-kaṃ) Secret communication, whispering, speaking aside, &c. E. jana man, and antika near. tripatākakareṇānyānapavāryāntarā kvathā . anyonyāmantraṇaṃ yat syāt janānte tat janāntikam .

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

Janāntika (जनान्तिक):—[from jana > jan] ‘personal proximity’

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

Janāntika (जनान्तिक):—[janā+ntika] (kaṃ) 1. n. Secret communication, whispering.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Janantika in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Janāṃtika (ಜನಾಂತಿಕ):—

1) [noun] secret communication.

2) [noun] words spoken by an actor in such a way that they are heard by the audience but supposedly not by the other actors; aside.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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