Pariparshvaka, Pāripārśvaka: 8 definitions


Pariparshvaka means something in 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.

The Sanskrit term Pāripārśvaka can be transliterated into English as Pariparsvaka or Pariparshvaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

[«previous next»] — Pariparshvaka in Natyashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Pāripārśvaka (पारिपार्श्वक) refers to the “assistant” of the director (sūtradhāra) of a dramatic play (nāṭya).

Natyashastra book cover
context information

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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pāripārśvaka (पारिपार्श्वक).—[paripārśvaṃ pārśvaṃ vyāpya vartate ṭhak]

1) A servant or an attendant; N.12.6;17.5.

2) An assistant of the manager of a play, one of the interlocutors in the prologue; प्रविश्य पारिपार्श्वकः (praviśya pāripārśvakaḥ); तत् किमिति पारिपार्श्विक नारम्भयसि कुशीलवैः सह संगीतम् (tat kimiti pāripārśvika nārambhayasi kuśīlavaiḥ saha saṃgītam) Ve.1.

Derivable forms: pāripārśvakaḥ (पारिपार्श्वकः).

See also (synonyms): pāripārśvika.

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

Pāripārśvaka (पारिपार्श्वक).—[pāripārśva + ka], 1. m. An attendant, Mahābhārata 12, 4339. 2. f. vikā, A chambermaid, [Mālavikāgnimitra, (ed. Tullberg.)] 47, 8.

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

Pāripārśvaka (पारिपार्श्वक).—[adjective] standing at the side, attending. [masculine] servant, attendant; assistant of the manager of the play; [feminine] rśvikā female attendant ([drama]).

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

1) Pāripārśvaka (पारिपार्श्वक):—[=pāri-pārśvaka] [from pāri-pārśva > pāri] mf(ikā)n. standing at the side attending on [Mahābhārata]

2) [=pāri-pārśva-ka] [from pāri-pārśvaka > pāri-pārśva > pāri] m. (with or sc. nara) a servant, attendant, [ib.]

3) [v.s. ...] an assistant of the manager of a play, [Bharata-nāṭya-śāstra]

[Sanskrit to German]

Pariparshvaka in German

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Pāripārśvaka (ಪಾರಿಪಾರ್ಶ್ವಕ):—

1) [noun] a man appointed for attending to personal and menial works; a servant.

2) [noun] a man who sings a invocatory song (at the beginning of a play in a theatre).

context information

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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