Plavita: 12 definitions


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

Alternative spellings of this word include Plavit.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Saṅgītaśiromaṇi

Plavita (प्लवित, “prolonged”) refers to one of the fifteen aspects of gamaka (embellishments, ornamentation) that are used in Indian classical music (gāndharva), according to the Saṅgītaśiromaṇi 14.83-94. These gamakas refer to essential elements of the sthāyas (technical phrases) of rāgas (melodic modes). Accordingly, “a vibrato (kampa) having the duration of a pluta is a plāvita”.

Source: Northern Indian Music Volume I

Plāvita (प्लावित, “overflow”) refers to one of the gamakas (graces):—“When the shake of the note lasts three crotchets (1 pluta = 3 mātrās) this is called an overflow (plāvita)”. (Saṅgītaratnākara 2.3.94)

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Plāvita (प्लावित) means “to flood with” (i.e., that which is ‘flooded’ with the drops of energy), according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] Purification takes place in the middle of the Secret Place (guhya) (the Yoni). He should check the inhaled breath (apāna). He should check the exhaled breath (prāṇa) there. By checking (the two breaths, Kuṇḍalinī) straightens and should enter the Circle of the Moon. The Supreme Energy (kalā), whose form is (subtle and straight) like a spider’s thread, rains down (nectar). Thus, one should recollect that the Self is flooded [i.e., plāvita] with the drops (of that energy) blazing with rays (of power). (One should recollect) that it is sprinkled by means of that Yoga of Nectar (amṛtayoga). [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

plavita : (pp. of plavati) floated; moved quickly; swum.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Plāvita (प्लावित).—p. p. [plu ṇic kta]

1) Made to swim, float, or overflow.

2) Deluged, inundated, overflowed.

3) Moistened, wetted, sprinkled; गलन्मधुप्लावितदूरवर्त्मनि (galanmadhuplāvitadūravartmani) Śi. 12.26; विविक्तेऽस्मिन्नगे भूयः प्लाविते जह्नुकन्यया (vivikte'sminnage bhūyaḥ plāvite jahnukanyayā) Kirātārjunīya 11.36.

4) Covered with, smeared.

5) Lengthened, prolated (as a vowel); प्लावितेन स्वरेणोच्चैराजुहावाकुलेन्द्रियः (plāvitena svareṇoccairājuhāvākulendriyaḥ) Bhāgavata 6.1.29.

-tam 1 Inundation, flood.

2) A song in which the vowels are prolated.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Plavita (प्लवित).—nt., swimming (as exercise, sport, or art); so Tibetan rkyal on Mahāvyutpatti and Lalitavistara 151.17: Mahāvyutpatti 5000 (°tam); °te, loc., Lalitavistara 151.17; 156.10; Mahāvastu ii.423.16; 434.12.

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

1) Plavita (प्लवित):—[from plu] n. swimming or springing, [Lalita-vistara]

2) Plāvita (प्लावित):—[from plāvana > plu] mfn. made to swim or overflow, deluged, soaked, moistened or covered with ([compound]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] washed away, removed, destroyed, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] lengthened, prolated (as a vowel See pluta), [???; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] n. inundation, food, deluge, [Kādambarī]

6) [v.s. ...] a song in which the vowels are prolated, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Plāvita (प्लावित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Inundated.

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

Plāvita (प्लावित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Auṃbālia, Palāvia, Pavvālia, Pāvia.

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Plavita 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

Plāvita (प्लावित) [Also spelled plavit]:—(a) inundated, flooded, submerged.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Plāvita (ಪ್ಲಾವಿತ):—[noun] a being covered, envoloped with.

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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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