Oshthya, Oṣṭhya: 8 definitions


Oshthya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Oṣṭhya can be transliterated into English as Osthya or Oshthya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Oshthy.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Oṣṭhya (ओष्ठ्य) refers to “labial consonants” in Sanskrit grammar. It is a classification of consonants (vyañjana) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 15.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., 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) and poetic works (kavya).

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Shiksha (linguistics: phonetics, phonology etc.)

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Language and Grammar (shiksha)

Oṣṭhya (ओष्ठ्य, “labial”) refers to one of the five places of articulation (uccāraṇa).—According to Indian linguistic tradition (viz., śikṣā, ‘phonetics’, vyakaraṇa, ‘grammar’, nirukta, etymology’ and chandas, ‘prosody’.), the places of articulation (passive) are classified as five. They are, for example, oṣṭhya.

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Shiksha (शिक्षा, śikṣā) deals with Sanskrit linguistics and represents a branch of vedanga (vedic ancillary science). Shiksha deals with subjects such as phonetics, phonology, study of sound, letters of the Sanskrit alphabet and related topics. Much attention is also given to the study of recitation (patha) of Vedic verses.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Oṣṭhya (ओष्ठ्य).—a. [oṣṭha-yat Vārt. on P.IV.2.14.]

1) Being at the lips.

2) Belonging to the lips, labial (as the sounds).

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

1) Oṣṭhya (ओष्ठ्य):—[from oṣṭha] mfn. being at the lips, belonging to the lips, [Suśruta] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] [especially] produced by the lips, labial (as certain sounds), [Ṛgveda-prātiśākhya; Atharvaveda-prātiśākhya] [commentator or commentary] on [Pāṇini] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] m. a labial sound, [Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra iii, 16.]

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Oshthya in German

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Oṣṭhya (ओष्ठ्य) [Also spelled oshthy]:—(a) labial; —[varṇa] a labial letter.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ōṣṭhya (ಓಷ್ಠ್ಯ):—

1) [adjective] being at the lips; of the lips; labial.

2) [adjective] articulated with one or both the lips.

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Ōṣṭhya (ಓಷ್ಠ್ಯ):—[noun] any of the letters articulated with one or two lips; the sound so produced; a labial sound.

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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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