Madhyamapurusha, aka: Madhyamapuruṣa, Madhyama-purusha, Madhyamapūruṣa; 2 Definition(s)


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

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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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”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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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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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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