Madhyamapurusha, Madhyamapuruṣa, Madhyama-purusha, Madhyamapūruṣa, Madhyama-purūṣa: 8 definitions

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The Sanskrit terms Madhyamapuruṣa and Madhyamapūruṣa and Madhyama-purūṣa can be transliterated into English as Madhyamapurusa or Madhyamapurusha or Madhyama-purusa or Madhyama-purusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

[«previous next»] — Madhyamapurusha in Natyashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Madhyamapurusha (मध्यमपुरुस्ह) refers to a mediocre male character (prakṛti) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 34. Accordingly, “a man who is an expert in the manners of people, proficient in arts and crafts as well as in śāstras, has wisdom, sweetness of manners, is to be known as a ‘middling’ (madhyama) male character”.

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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»] — Madhyamapurusha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Madhyamapuruṣa (मध्यमपुरुष).—the second person (in grammar).

Derivable forms: madhyamapuruṣaḥ (मध्यमपुरुषः).

Madhyamapuruṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms madhyama and puruṣa (पुरुष).

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Madhyamapūruṣa (मध्यमपूरुष).—a mediocre person.

Derivable forms: madhyamapūruṣaḥ (मध्यमपूरुषः).

Madhyamapūruṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms madhyama and pūruṣa (पूरुष).

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

Madhyamapuruṣa (मध्यमपुरुष).—m.

(-ṣaḥ) The second person, (in gram.)

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

Madhyamapuruṣa (मध्यमपुरुष).—[masculine] the 2nd (middle) person ([grammar]).

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

1) Madhyamapuruṣa (मध्यमपुरुष):—[=madhyama-puruṣa] [from madhyama > madhya] m. a [particular] personification, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra]

2) [v.s. ...] (in gram.) the second person in verbal conjugation, a termination of the second person (cf. prathama-puruṣa, uttama-puruṣa).

3) Madhyamapūruṣa (मध्यमपूरुष):—[=madhyama-pūruṣa] [from madhyama > madhya] m. a mediocre person, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German]

Madhyamapurusha 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Madhyamapuruṣa (ಮಧ್ಯಮಪುರುಷ):—[noun] (gram.) any of the forms of pronoun that refers to the person or thing spoken to; second person.

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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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