Jatibhasha, Jātibhāṣā, Jati-bhasha: 2 definitions


Jatibhasha 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.

The Sanskrit term Jātibhāṣā can be transliterated into English as Jatibhasa or Jatibhasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Jātibhāṣā (जातिभाषा) refers to “the common language”, and is classified as one of the four types of languages (bhāṣā) occurring in dramatic plays (nāṭya), according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 18.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

The Common Language (jātibhāṣā) prescribed for use [on the stage] has various forms. It contains many words of Barbarian (mleccha) origin and is spoken in Bhārata-varṣa only.

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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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