Murcchita, aka: Mūrcchita; 3 Definition(s)


Murcchita 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Murchchhita.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Mūrcchita (मूर्च्छित) refers to “fainting”. According to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8, when fainting, the gesture (āṅgika) made with the eyelids (puṭa) should be pihita (resting).

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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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mūrcchita (मूर्च्छित).—a Fainted, swooned.

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

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Mūrcchita (मूर्च्छित).—p. p. [mūrcchā jātā asya tāra° itac, mūrcch-kta-vā]

1) Fainted, swooning, insensible; मुग्धा कान्तस्य यात्रोक्ति- श्रवणादेव मूर्च्छिता (mugdhā kāntasya yātrokti- śravaṇādeva mūrcchitā) Kāv.2.153.

2) Foolish, stupid, silly.

3) Increased, augmented; जयारवक्ष्वेडितनादमूर्च्छितः (jayāravakṣveḍitanādamūrcchitaḥ) Ki.14. 29.

4) Made violent, intensified.

5) Perplexed, bewildered.

6) Filled; वारुणीमदगन्धश्च माल्यगन्धश्च मूर्च्छितः (vāruṇīmadagandhaśca mālyagandhaśca mūrcchitaḥ) Rām. 2.114.2;6.56.2.

7) Calcined.

8) Rising upwards, lofty.

9) Reflected; Śataślokī 53.

-tam A kind of song or air.

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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