Prasangika, Prāsaṅgika, Prasamgika: 12 definitions


Prasangika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Prāsaṅgika (प्रासङ्गिक, “subsidiary plot”) refers to one of the two kinds of “plot” (itivṛtta or vastu) of a dramatic play (nāṭya), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 21. The plot of the play is divided into five segments (sandhi).

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prasangika in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prāsaṅgika (प्रासंगिक).—a S Incidental, occasional, springing from the occasion. 2 Pertaining or suitable to the occasion or current subject, relevant: also seasonable, timely, opportune.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

prāsaṅgika (प्रासंगिक).—a Incidental, occasional. Rele- vant: timely.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prasangika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Prāsaṅgika (प्रासङ्गिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) 1. Proceeding from or belonging to any connexion or relation. 2. Relevant, belonging to any topic. 3. Inherent, innate. 4. Inseparably connected with. 5. Incidental, episodical. E. prasaṅga and ṭhañ aff.

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

Prāsaṅgika (प्रासङ्गिक).—i. e. prasaṅga + ika, adj., f. . 1. Belonging to any connexion, connected, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 37, 17. 2. Inherent. 3. Incidental, episodical, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 67.

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

Prāsaṅgika (प्रासङ्गिक).—[feminine] ī relating to attachment or connection; occasional, accidental.

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

1) Prāsaṅgika (प्रासङ्गिक):—[=prā-saṅgika] [from prā] mf(ī)n. ([from] -saṅga) resulting from attachment or close connection, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] incidental, casual, occasional, [Uttararāma-carita; Kathāsaritsāgara; Rājataraṅgiṇī; Sāhitya-darpaṇa] (opp. to ādhikārika)

3) [v.s. ...] inherent, innate, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] relevant, [ib.]

5) [v.s. ...] opportune, seasonable, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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

Prāsaṅgika (प्रासङ्गिक):—[prā+saṅgika] (kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) a. Relative to; innate; inseparable; incidental.

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

Prāsaṅgika (प्रासङ्गिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pāsaṃgia.

[Sanskrit to German]

Prasangika 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Prāsaṃgika (ಪ್ರಾಸಂಗಿಕ):—

1) [adjective] incidental a) happening as a result of or in connection with something more important; b) likely to happen as a result or concomitant.

2) [adjective] secondary or minor, but usu. associated; incidental.

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Prāsaṃgika (ಪ್ರಾಸಂಗಿಕ):—

1) [noun] an incidental, concommitant or secondary thing.

2) [noun] an anecdote in a store, that is intertwined as incidental to the main literary work.

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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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