Mottayita, Moṭṭāyita: 8 definitions


Mottayita 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

Moṭṭāyita (मोट्टायित, “expression of affection”) refers to one of the ten “natural graces” of women (svābhāvikā), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 24. These natural graces, also known as svabhāvaja or sahaja, represent one of the three aspects of graces (alaṃkāra) which forms which forms the support of sentiments (rasa) in drama. The natural graces (such as moṭṭāyita) are defined according to the science of sāmānyābhinaya, or “harmonious representation”.

According to the Nāṭyaśāstra, “‘manifestation of affection’ (moṭṭāyita) occurs through sportive mimicry (līlā), amorous gesture (vilāsa) and the like, when at the mention of the beloved, one is being absorbed in thought of him”.

Natyashastra book cover
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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»] — Mottayita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Moṭṭāyita (मोट्टायित).—Silent involuntary expression of affection towards an absent lover, as when a woman, her mind being taken up by her lover, scratches the ear &c. when he is remembered or talked of; it is thus defined by उज्ज्वलमणि (ujjvalamaṇi):-कान्तस्मरणवार्तादौ हृदि तद्भावभावतः । प्राकट्य- मभिलाषस्य मोट्टायितमुदीर्यते (kāntasmaraṇavārtādau hṛdi tadbhāvabhāvataḥ | prākaṭya- mabhilāṣasya moṭṭāyitamudīryate) see S. D.141 also; सद्यो मोट्टा- यितमधुरिमोल्लासभङ्गीविधाता (sadyo moṭṭā- yitamadhurimollāsabhaṅgīvidhātā) Ud. S.35.

Derivable forms: moṭṭāyitam (मोट्टायितम्).

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

Moṭṭāyita (मोट्टायित).—n.

(-taṃ) One of the ten Bhavas, or properties of women, the silent expression of returned affection.

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

Moṭṭāyita (मोट्टायित):—n. showing affection in the absence of a loved object, the silent expression of returned affection, [Daśarūpa; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

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

Moṭṭāyita (मोट्टायित):—(taṃ) 1. n. A woman’s silent expression of affection.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Moṭṭāyita (मोट्टायित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Moṭṭāia.

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Mottayita 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»] — Mottayita in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mōṭṭāyita (ಮೋಟ್ಟಾಯಿತ):—[noun] (rhet.) the expression of warm affection made by the heroine towards her lover, in his the absence (when his name is mentioned or news about him is received).

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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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