Plavangama, Plavaṅgama, Plavamgama: 6 definitions


Plavangama means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Plavaṅgama (प्लवङ्गम) is another name name for Pravaṅga, a country pertaining to the Oḍramāgadhī local usage (pravṛtti) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 14. It can also be spelled as Plavaṃgama (प्लवंगम). These pravṛttis provide information regarding costumes, languages, and manners in different countries of the world. It is mentioned that this local usage (adopted by these countries) depends on the verbal style (bhāratī) and the graceful style (kaiśikī).

Natyashastra book cover
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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

plavaṅgama : (m.) a monkey.

Pali book cover
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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»] — Plavangama in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Plavaṅgama (प्लवङ्गम).—

1) A monkey; एवमुक्तस्तु भीमेन स्मितं कृत्वा प्लवङ्गमः (evamuktastu bhīmena smitaṃ kṛtvā plavaṅgamaḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.15.2; संचेरुरात्मान इवापरं क्षणात् क्षमारुहं देहमिव प्लवङ्गमाः (saṃcerurātmāna ivāparaṃ kṣaṇāt kṣamāruhaṃ dehamiva plavaṅgamāḥ) Si.12.55.

2) A frog.

Derivable forms: plavaṅgamaḥ (प्लवङ्गमः).

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

Plavaṅgama (प्लवङ्गम).—m.

(-maḥ) 1. A monkey, an ape. 2. A frog. E. plava leaping, gam to go, aff. khac .

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

Plavaṅgama (प्लवङ्गम):—[plava-ṅgama] (maḥ) 1. m. Idem.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Plavaṃgama (ಪ್ಲವಂಗಮ):—[noun] = ಪ್ಲವಂಗ - [plavamga -] 1 & 2.

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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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