Romanca, aka: Romāñca, Roman-anca; 8 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Romancha.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Romānca (sizzling sensation)

Source: PMC: Effect of Grīvā Vasti
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Romāñca (रोमाञ्च, “horripilation”).—One of the eight ‘involutary states’ (sāttvikabhāva), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 7. These ‘involutary states’ are different from consequents (anubhāva) because of their arising from the inner nature (sattva). The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature. (Also see the Daśarūpa 4.6-7)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Romāñca (रोमाञ्च, “horripilation”) occurs due to touch, fear, cold joy, anger and sickness. Horripilation should be represented on the stage by repeated thrills, hairs standing on the end, and by touching the body.

Source: Natya Shastra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., 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) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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romañca : (m.) horripilation or bristling of hair.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Romañca, (?) (fr. roma, cp. Vedic romaśa) hairy (?) Dāvs. V, 14 (°kancuka). (Page 577)

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

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rōmāñca (रोमांच).—m S Erection or bristling up of the hair of the body from any strong mental emotion, horripilation.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rōmāñca (रोमांच).—m Horripilation.

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

Romāñca (रोमाञ्च).—a thrill (of rapture, horror, surprise &c.), horripilation; हर्षाद्भुतभयादिभ्यो रोमाञ्चो रोमविक्रिया (harṣādbhutabhayādibhyo romāñco romavikriyā) S. D.167.

Derivable forms: romāñcaḥ (रोमाञ्चः).

Romāñca is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms roman and añca (अञ्च). See also (synonyms): romāṅkura.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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