Kampita, Kaṃpita: 20 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Kampit.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1a) Kampita (कम्पित) refers to a specific ‘movement of the head’ (śiras), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. The head is one of the six major limbs (aṅga) used to perform certain gestures (āṅgika). These gestures form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya). Instructions: when the movements in the Ākampita head are quick and copious. (Uses): The Kampita head is applicable (lit. desired) in anger argument understanding, asserting, threatening, sickness and intolerence.

1b) Kampita (कम्पित, “trembling”) also refers to a specific gesture (āṅgika) made with the cheeks (kapola or gaṇḍa), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. These gestures form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya). Instructions: (cheeks are) throbbing. Uses: in anger and joy.

1c) Kampita (कम्पित, “quivering”) refers to one of the four accents used in vocal representation (vācika), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 19.

1d) Kampita (कम्पित) 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, “kampita is trembling notes of three kalās in low pitch (lit. in the breast)”.

2) Kampitā (कम्पिता) is another name (synonym) for Prakampitā, a Sanskrit technical term referring to a specific ‘movement of the waist’ (kaṭi), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 10.

Source: Wisdom Library: Saṅgītaśiromaṇi

Kampita (कम्पित, “shaken”) refers to one of the fifteen aspects of gamaka (embellishments, ornamentation) that are used in Indian classical music (gāndharva), according to the Saṅgītaśiromaṇi 14.83-94. These gamakas refer to essential elements of the sthāyas (technical phrases) of rāgas (melodic modes). Accordingly, “when a vibration (kampa) is in the speed of half a druta, they regard it as a kampita”.

Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

1) One of the Nine Movements of the Head. Kampita (nodded): shaking the head up and down. Usage: indignation, saying “Halt!”, enquiry, summoning, threatening, etc.

2) One of the Twenty-four Heads. Kampita: raising the head high and shaking it. Usage: recognition, indignation, consideration (vitarka), threatening, hastening, questioning.

Source: archive.org: Shanmukha 07-3-1981

Kampita (कम्पित).—The definition of this gamaka as given by Prof. Sambamoorthy runs: “A large shake—the manipulation of the note is such that there is not even the remotest suggestion of the adjacent note”. Analysing snatches of music in both the styles, vocal and instrumental, one finds that although the kampita-gamaka may not be exclusive to the South Indian style, its use in Carnatic music far exceeds that in the Hindustani style. The employment of this particular type of gamaka, it seems therefore, becomes one identifiable point of divergence between the two systems.

Source: archive.org: Northern Indian Music Volume I

Kampita (कम्पित).—The shake (kampita), now called khaṭkā, refers to one of the gamakas (graces):—“The kampita-gamaka lasts a semi-quaver (i.e. ¼ of a mātrā)”. (Saṅgitaratnākara 2.3.91) “A shake of the note at twice the speed of a quaver (i.e. ¼ mātrā) is known as kampita”. (Saṅgītasamayasāra 1.50)

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (natya)

Kampita (कम्पित) refers to one of the seven movements of the head” (in Sanskrit Dramas), as conveyed through Āṅgikābhinaya: one of the four divisions of Abhinaya or “ways to convey or represent one’s emotion to others”, according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—The āṅgikābhinaya includes the histrionic representation of the limbs which is simply known as physical gestures. In the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, seven types of movements of the head are recorded. Kampita denotes shivering head shows anger, threatening, arguing etc.

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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Kampita (कम्पित).—The same as कम्पन (kampana). See कम्पन (kampana) above

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kaṃpita (कंपित) refers to “nervously (looking around)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.4 (“Search for Kārttikeya and his conversation with Nandin”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “On hearing the words of Śiva they nervously (kaṃpita) looked at one another and spoke before the lord one by one”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kampita : (pp. of kampati) trembled; wavered. || (pp. of kampeti and kampati)

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kampita (कंपित).—p S Shaking, quivering, trembling.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kampita (कम्पित).—p. p.

1) Trembling, shaking.

2) Shaken, swung.

-tam 1 Trembling, tremor.

2) Causing to shake.

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

Kampita (कम्पित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Shaking, shaken, trembling. n.

(-taṃ) Trembling, a trembling, a tremor E. kapi and kta aff.

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

Kampita (कम्पित).—[adjective] trembling; shaken, swing; [neuter] a trembling, tremor.

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

1) Kampita (कम्पित):—[from kamp] mfn. trembling, shaking, [Mahābhārata; Ṛtusaṃhāra]

2) [v.s. ...] caused to tremble, shaken, swung, [Mahābhārata iv, 1290; Tattvasamāsa]

3) [v.s. ...] n. trembling, a tremor.

4) Kampīṭa (कम्पीट):—[from kamp] n. trembling tremor, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kampita (कम्पित):—(taṃ) 1. n. A trembling.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kampita (कम्पित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Kaṃpia, Viccholia.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kampita in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kampita in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kaṃpita (कंपित) [Also spelled kampit]:—(a) trembled; quivered, shivered; wavered.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kaṃpita (ಕಂಪಿತ):—

1) [adjective] shaken; trembled (as from cold).

2) [adjective] frightened; filled with fright; terrified.

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Kaṃpita (ಕಂಪಿತ):—

1) [noun] the act of or fact of trembling; a trembling, shaking or shivering.

2) [noun] (mus.) an instance of moving rapidly above and below a note in a very regulated manner.

3) [noun] (dance) an act of shaking the head up and down in quick succession, to indicate recognition, perception, acceptance, provocation, enquiry, etc.

4) [noun] (dance.) a shaking of the shank.

5) [noun] unsteadiness of one’s voice in singing (considered as a fault).

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Kampita (कम्पित):—adj. shaking; shivering; trembling;

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