Natti, Ñatti, Naṭṭi: 4 definitions



Natti means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Illustrations of Indian Music and Dance in Western Indian Style

Naṭṭi (नट्टि) refers to a type of mūrchanā (melodic mode), and its illustration as a Goddess (according to 15th-century Indian art) is as follows.—The colour of her body is dark-green. She holds been with both hands. She wears a bodice of rosy colour with crimson-coloured design and a scarf of yellow-saffron colour with black design. She wears a lower garment (a trouser) of rosy colour bearing a white design.

The illustrations (of, for example Naṭṭi) are found scattered throughout ancient Jain manuscripts from Gujarat. The descriptions of these illustrations of this citrāvalī are based on the ślokas of Vācanācārya Gaṇi Sudhākalaśa’s Saṅgītopaniṣatsāroddhāra (14th century) and Śārṅgadeva’s Saṅgītaratnākara (13th century).

Shilpashastra book cover
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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

F (Words destined to let the sangha know about something).

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ñatti : (f.) announcement; declaration.

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

Ñatti, (f.) (Sk. jñapti, from jñāpayati, caus of jñā) announcement, declaration, esp. as t. t. a motion or resolution put at a kammavācā (proceedings at a meeting of the chapter. The usual formula is “esā ñatti; suṇātu me bhante saṅgho”: Vin. I, 340; III, 150, 173, 228;— °ṃ ṭhapeti to propose a resolution Vin. IV, 152.—Vin. V, 142, 217 (na c’âpi ñatti na ca pana kammavācā). This resolution is also called a ñattikamma: Vin. II, 89; IV, 152; V, 116; A. I, 99. Two kinds are distinguished, viz. that at which the voting follows directly upon the motion, i.e. a ñatti-dutiya-kamma, & that at which the motion is put 3 times, & is then followed (as 4th item) by the decision, i.e. a ñ-catuttha-kamma. Both kinds are discussed at Vin. I, 56, 317 sq.; II, 89; III, 156; IV, 152; & passim. Cp. Divy 356: jñapticaturtha. Cp. āṇatti, viññatti. (Page 287)

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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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