Lajjanvita, Lajjānvitā, Lajjānvita, Lajja-anvita: 4 definitions


Lajjanvita 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: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Lajjānvitā (लज्जान्विता, “bashful”) refers to a specific “glance” (dṛṣṭi), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. This is a type of glance that expresses a ‘transitory state’ (saṃcāribhāva). There are a total thirty-six glances defined.

Source: Natya Shastra

Lajjānvitā (लज्जान्विता).—A type of glance (dṛṣṭi) expressing a transitory state (saṃcāribhāva);—The Glance in which ends of the eyelashes are slightly bent, the upper eyelid is descending in shyness, the eyeballs are lowered due to shame, is called Lajjānvitā (bashful).

Uses of Lajjānvitā—(bashful)—in shame.

Natyashastra book cover
context information

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).

Discover the meaning of lajjanvita in the context of Natyashastra from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (L) next»] — Lajjanvita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lajjānvita (लज्जान्वित).—a. modest, bashful.

Lajjānvita is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms lajjā and anvita (अन्वित).

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

Lajjānvita (लज्जान्वित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Ashamed, bashful. E. lajjā, anvita possessed of.

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.

Discover the meaning of lajjanvita in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: