Neta, Netā: 7 definitions

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Neta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.

In Hinduism

Kavyashastra (science of poetry)

Source: Shodhganga: Bhismacaritam a critical study

Netā (नेता) refers to the “hero and other set of characters” and represents one of the primary or the principal characteristics of a Mahākāvya (‘epic poem’).—Netā is one of the primary elements of mahākāvya. The poet as a weaver weaves the beautiful web of plot just with the help of character. As in the drama the characters are the wheels of the vehicle of a plot, the same is the case with a mahākāvya. The characters act always as the mouthpieces of dramatist or the writer of mahākāvya. Whatever the poet wants to convey or put before the reader, he does it through his characters. The poet and the readers are separated generally from each other by several years and quite often even by several centuries. The characters are the only medium of bringing them together mentally. They, by their behaviour, help the reader in knowing what the poet had in his mind at time of projecting his work. The ideas, behaviour, beliefs and faith of the poet’s contemporary society can be brought to light only through the characters in his composition. The proper role of the characters in a story can make or mar the quality of a poem. Thus the characters hold a pivotal place in the structure of a mahākāvya.

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Kavyashastra (काव्यशास्त्र, kāvyaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian tradition of poetry (kavya). Canonical literature (shastra) of the includes encyclopedic manuals dealing with prosody, rhetoric and various other guidelines serving to teach the poet how to compose literature.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Netā (नेता) is another name for Sinduvāra, a medicinal plant identified with Vitex negundo Linn. (or ‘chaste tree’) from the Lamiaceae or “mint” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.151-152 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Netā and Sinduvāra, there are a total of eight Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Netā (नेता): Netā was daughter of Shiva and friend of Manasa Devi.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nēṭa (नेट).—m n Exertion, endeavor, effort, strength put forth. Ex. manuṣyānēṃ kitī nēṭa kēlā tarīṃ kāya parvata lōṭēla? 2 Strain, stress, press; force bearing upon or sustained. Ex. tuḷaīvara nēṭa paḍalā mhaṇūna vāṅkalī. 3 fig. Press (of dunners, taskmasters, beggars). 4 fig. Determinedness and vigor of purpose or endeavor. v . 5 A common term for the stone-sockets of the uprights of a drawwell &c. 6 A carpenter's or a smith's workshop. 7 A chopping block. nēṭācā Firm, resolute &c. See under nēṭaka & nēṭadāra.

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nēta (नेत).—f ( A) Probity, integrity, honesty. Pr. nēta taśī barakata. 2 Uniform good conduct.

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nētā (नेता).—a S That conducts, manages, performs, transacts.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

nēṭa (नेट).—m n Exertion, endeavour. Strain, stress. Press. Determinedness and vigour of purpose.

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nēta (नेत).—f Probity, integrity. Pr. nēta taśī barakata. Uniform good conduct.

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nētā (नेता).—a Leader, manager.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Neta (नेत).—ind. Lest, otherwise; नेत् पाप्मानं मृत्युमन्ववायानीति (net pāpmānaṃ mṛtyumanvavāyānīti) Bṛ. Up.1.2.1.

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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

Netā (नेता):—(nm) a leader; pioneer, ~[gīrī] leadership used in a derogatory sense.

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