Kincitsadrishi, Kiñcitsadṛśī, Kincit-sadrishi: 1 definition



Kincitsadrishi 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 Kiñcitsadṛśī can be transliterated into English as Kincitsadrsi or Kincitsadrishi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Kinchitsadrishi.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Kiñcitsadṛśī (किञ्चित्सदृशी, “simile of partial likeness ”) refers to one of the five kinds of upamā, according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 17. Upamā (‘simile’) is one of the four “figures of speech” (alaṃkāra), used when composing dramatic compositions (kāvya). It can also be spelled as Kiṃcitsadṛśī (किंचित्सदृशी).

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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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