Paricchinna: 10 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Parichchhinna.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Paricchinna (परिच्छिन्न).—One of the 32 aṅgahāras (major dance movement) mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 4. The instructions for this paricchinna-aṅgahāra is as follows, “after the Samapāda Sthānaka assuming Paricchinna (i.e. Chinna)-karaṇa then with Āviddha foot assuming Bāhya Bhramaraka1 and with the left foot assuming Sūcī-karaṇa and then observing [successively] Atikrānta, Bhujaṅgatrāsita, Karihasta and Kaṭicchinna Karaṇas.”.

An aṅgahāra represents a ‘major dance movement’ and consists of a sequence of karaṇas (minor dance movements). A karaṇa combines sthāna (standing position), cārī (foot and leg movement) and nṛttahasta (hands in dancing position).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

paricchinna : (pp. of paricchindati) marked out; limited; defined.

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

Paricchinna, (pp. of paricchindati) 1. restricted, limited, small DhA. I, 58; PvA. 136 (°ppamāṇa).—2. divided, measured Vism. 184; PvA. 185 (=mita). (Page 425)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Paricchinna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Paricchinna (परिच्छिन्न).—p. p.

1) Cut off, divided.

2) Accurately defined, determined, ascertained; परिच्छिन्नप्रभावर्धिर्न मया न च विष्णुना (paricchinnaprabhāvardhirna mayā na ca viṣṇunā) Kumārasambhava 2.58.

3) Limited, circumscribed, confined.

4) Remedied.

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

Paricchinna (परिच्छिन्न).—mfn. (-nnaḥ-nnā-nna) 1. Detached, divided, cut off. 2. Resisted, remedied. 3. Limited, confined. E. pari before, chid to cut, kta aff.

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

1) Paricchinna (परिच्छिन्न):—[=pari-cchinna] [from pari-cchid] mfn. cut off, divided, detached, confined, limited, circumscribed (-tva n.), [Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] determined, ascertained, [Kumāra-sambhava]

3) [v.s. ...] obviated, remedied, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Paricchinna (परिच्छिन्न):—[(nnaḥ-nnā-nnaṃ) p.] Cut off; resisted; remedied.

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

Paricchinna (परिच्छिन्न) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Paricchiṇṇa, Palicchinna.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Paricchinna in Prakrit glossary
Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Paricchiṇṇa (परिच्छिण्ण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Paricchinna.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Paricchinna in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Paricchinna (ಪರಿಚ್ಛಿನ್ನ):—

1) [adjective] divided; split.

2) [adjective] bounded; limited; confined within.

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Paricchinna (ಪರಿಚ್ಛಿನ್ನ):—

1) [noun] that which is confined, limited.

2) [noun] the quality, state or fact of being certain.

3) [noun] (dance.) one of the thirty two karaṇas (coordinated movements of hands and feet).

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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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