Narman: 10 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Narman (नर्मन्, “joke”) refers to ‘amorous playfulness’. Narmand represents one of the thirteen pratimukhasandhi, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 21. Pratimukhasandhi refers to the “segments (sandhi) of the progressing part (pratimukha)” and represents one of the five segments of the plot (itivṛtta or vastu) of a dramatic composition (nāṭaka).

Source: Natya Shastra

Narman (नर्मन्).—One of the twelve elements of the ‘progression segment’ (pratimukhasandhi);—(Description:) The laughter which is meant for sports, is called Joke (narman).

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context information

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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Narman (नर्मन्).—n. [nṝ-manin]

1) Sport, amusement, diversion, merriment, pleasure, amorous pastime or sport; जित- कमले विमले परिकर्मय नर्मजनकमलकं मुखे (jita- kamale vimale parikarmaya narmajanakamalakaṃ mukhe) Gītagovinda 12. (kautukajanaka); R.19.28.

2) Jest, joke, humour, wit; सुहृत्प्रयुक्ता इव नर्मवादाः (suhṛtprayuktā iva narmavādāḥ) Kirātārjunīya 17.33. नर्मप्रायाभिः कथाभिः (narmaprāyābhiḥ kathābhiḥ) K.7; 'jocular, humorous'.

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

Narman (नर्मन्).—probably nard + man, n. Jest, sport, Mahābhārata 1, 1000

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

Narman (नर्मन्).—[neuter] sport, jest; narmārtham for sport.

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

Narman (नर्मन्):—[from narma] n. sport, play, amusement, pleasure, pastime, pleasantry, dallying, jest, joke, wit, humour, (māṇi-√kṛ, to joke; maṇā ind. in jest, for sport), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

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

Narman (नर्मन्):—(rmma) 5. n. Sport, a joke; wit.

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

Narman (नर्मन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇamma.

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Narman in German

context information

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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