Namita, Nāmita: 13 definitions


Namita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Hindi. 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 Nakit.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Saṅgītaśiromaṇi

Nāmita (नामित, “bent”) refers to one of the fifteen aspects of gamaka (embellishments, ornamentation) that are used in Indian classical music (gāndharva), according to the Saṅgītaśiromaṇi 14.83-94. These gamakas refer to essential elements of the sthāyas (technical phrases) of rāgas (melodic modes). Accordingly, “as the word itself indicates, nāmita trditionally means a way of performing which creates the impression of bowing (nāmnī = namana) of the notes”.

Source: Northern Indian Music Volume I

Nāmita (नामित, “obeisance”) refers to one of the gamakas (graces):—“A bowing down of the notes the expert in music call nāmita”. (Saṅgītaratnākara 2.3.96) “Nāmita is an ornament (gamaka) in which the notes come down to a lower pitch as if bowing”. (Siṃhabhūpāla’s commentary on Saṅgītaratnākara 2.3.95)

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Namita (नमित) refers to “bowing” (i.e., paying obeisance ?), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “ The sacred seat Jāla is the Unmanifest. It is well placed in the southern quarter. [...] The sacred seat (i.e. maṭha?) Ūṣma, very fierce, is pure in heaven and on the earth. The gesture is Vikārālyā, which removes the fear of phenomenal existence. Conjoined with the (secret) language and the Choma, this is the unstruck sound of Jālāvvā. Well known as the Vidyā, the three worlds bow to it [i.e., tribhuvana-namita]. Accomplished, divine, with six faces, giving supreme bliss, the guardian of the field is called ‘Jaya’. I praise the sacred seat Jāla, revered by the gods, which is divided into sixteen divisions”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nāmita : (pp. of nāmeti) bent; wielded.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Namita, (pp. nameti) bent on, disposed to (-°), able or capable of J. III, 392 (pabbajjāya-namita-citta); Miln. 308 (phalabhāra°). (Page 347)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Namita (नमित).—a. Bowed, bent down.

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Nāmita (नामित).—a. Bent, bowed down &c.; नामितं नु गगनं स्थगितं नु (nāmitaṃ nu gaganaṃ sthagitaṃ nu) Kirātārjunīya 9.15.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Nāmita (नामित).—(ppp. of nāmayati; seems unrecorded in this sense; nearest approach is Pali pitthiṃ nāmetvā Jātaka (Pali) vi.349.24), bent, of limbs; distorted, deformed: na khañja- kubjo nāpi ca nāmitāṅgaḥ Śikṣāsamuccaya 304.11.

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

Namita (नमित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Bowed, making salutation or obeisance. 2. Bowed, bent down. E. nam to bend, causal form, affix ṇic kta vā hrasvaḥ .

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Nāmita (नामित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Bent, bent down, bowed. E. ṇam to bow, causal form, kta aff.

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

1) Namita (नमित):—[from nam] mfn. bowed, bent down, [Kāvya literature]

2) Nāmita (नामित):—mfn. (√nasn, [Causal]) bent, bowed, [Rāmāyaṇa; Mṛcchakaṭikā]

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

1) Namita (नमित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Reverenced, worshipped; bowed to, bent.

2) Nāmita (नामित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Made to bend.

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

Namita (नमित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ṇamia, Ṇamiā, Ṇāmiya.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Nāmita (नामित) [Also spelled nakit]:—(a) named; nominated.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Namita (ನಮಿತ):—

1) [adjective] that is bowed, bent downward or inward.

2) [adjective] bowed, revered, worshipped.

3) [adjective] (phys.) subjected to diffraction; diffracted.

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Namita (ನಮಿತ):—[noun] a man who or that which is revered, respected or worshipped.

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Nāmita (ನಾಮಿತ):—[noun] a particular mode or manner of singing.

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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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