Mlana, aka: Mlāna; 5 Definition(s)


Mlana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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)

A type of glance (or facial expression): Mlāna (dull): the pupils moving languidly and slowly, squinting, the lashes seeming to touch; this dull eye indicates insipid matters.

Source: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

mlāna (म्लान).—a (S) Languid, weary, wan. 2 Faded, languishing, drooping.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mlāna (म्लान).—a Languid, wan; faded.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mlāna (म्लान).—p. p. [mlai-kta tasya naḥ]

1) Faded, withered.

2) Wearied, weary, languid.

3) Enfeebled, weak, feeble, faint.

4) Sad, dejected, melancholy.

5) Black.

6) Foul, dirty.

7) Ignominous; कः कुर्वीत शिरः प्रणाममलिनं म्लानं मनस्वी जनः (kaḥ kurvīta śiraḥ praṇāmamalinaṃ mlānaṃ manasvī janaḥ) Bh.1.32.

-nam Withering, fading.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mlāna (म्लान).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) 1. Foul, dirty. 2. Languid, weary. 3. Faded, withered. 4. Melancholy. E. mlai to be languid, aff. kta .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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