Nat, Naṭ: 10 definitions


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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: Vernacular architecture of Assam with special reference to Brahmaputra Valley

Nat is an Assamese term referring to “Dancer / dancer community”.—It appears in the study dealing with the vernacular architecture (local building construction) of Assam whose rich tradition is backed by the numerous communities and traditional cultures.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Naṭ (नट्).—I. 1 P. (naṭati, the na not changed to ṇa after pra in the sense of 'hurting'.)

1) To dance; यदि मनसा नटनीयम् (yadi manasā naṭanīyam) Gīt.4.

2) To act.

3) To injure (by a deceptive trick). -Caus. (nāṭayati-te)

1) To act, gesticulate, represent dramatically (in dramas); शरसंधानं नाटयति (śarasaṃdhānaṃ nāṭayati) Ś.1. &c.

2) To imitate, copy; स्फटिककटकभूमिर्नाटयत्येष शैलः (sphaṭikakaṭakabhūmirnāṭayatyeṣa śailaḥ) ... अधिगतधवलिम्नः शूलपाणेरभिख्याम् (adhigatadhavalimnaḥ śūlapāṇerabhikhyām) Śi.4.65. (N. B. naṭ forms naṭayati in the sense of 'causing to dance'; nāṭyena kena naṭayiṣyati dīrghamāyuḥ Bh.3.126.) -II. 1. U. (nāṭayati-te)

1) To drop or fall.

2) To shine.

3) To injure.

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

Ṇaṭ (णट्).—[ṇaṭa] r. 1st cl. (naṭati praṇaṭati) 1. To dance. 2. To dance as an actor, to gesticulate, to act; also naṭa. 3. To hurt. bhvā-para-saka-seṭ .

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Naṭ (नट्).—[naṭa] r. 1st and 10th cls. (naṭati nāṭayati-te) 1. To dance, to dance as an actor, to act. 2. To drop or fall. 3. To shake, to move slightly. 4. To injure. 5. To shine. bhvā0 pa0 curā0 ubha0 aka0 seṭ .

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

Naṭ (नट्).— (a form of nart vb. nṛt), i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] 1. To dance, [Gītagovinda. ed. Lassen.] 4, 9. 2. To injure. [Causal.] and i. 10, 1. To dance, to represent as an actor, to act, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 6, 11. 2. † To fall. 3. † To speak or shine. Ptcple. of the pf. pass. nāṭita n. Representing, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 43, 4, v. r.

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

Naṭ (नट्).—naṭati dance, play. [Causative] nāṭayati perform, represent ([drama]).

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

1) Naṭ (नट्):—(Prākṛ. for nṛt q.v.) [class] 1. [Parasmaipada] naṭati ([Dhātupāṭha xix, 19; ix, 23])

—to dance, [Kāvya literature];

—to hurt or injure, [Vopadeva] (cf. un-√naṭ) :—[Causal] nāṭayati ([Dhātupāṭha xxxii, 12]) to represent anything ([accusative]) dramatically, act, perform, imitate, [Mṛcchakaṭikā; Śakuntalā] etc.;

—to fall (cf.naḍ);

—to shine, [Vopadeva]

2) Nat (नत्):—mfn. (√nam) bowing, bowing one’s self (ifc.), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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

1) Ṇaṭ (णट्):—naṭati 1. a. To dance; to act.

2) Naṭ (नट्):—naṭati 1. a. (ka) nāṭayati 10. a. To dance; to act; to drop; to shake; to injure; to shine.

3) nadati (ka) nādayati 1. a. To speak; to shine, to thrive. (i, ṭu) nandati 1. a. With ā to be happy.

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

Naṭ (नट्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇaṭṭa.

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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

1) Nat in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) an acrobat; a particular low-caste amongst the Hindus who earn their livelihood through acrobatic performances; a member of this caste; a rope-dancer, funambulist, tumbler; an actor; ~[nagara] Lord Krishna; ~[raja] Lord Shiv; ~[vara] Lord Krishna hence [natini] (nf)..—nat (नट) is alternatively transliterated as Naṭa.

2) Nat in Hindi refers in English to:—(a) bent, tilted, curved; bowed; humble(d); ~[mastaka] having the head bowed down (through modesty, shame, etc.); respectful..—nat (नत) is alternatively transliterated as Nata.

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