Sabhastara, Sabha-astara, Sabhāstāra: 7 definitions



Sabhastara 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Sabhāstāra (सभास्तार) refers to “members of the king’s court” according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 34. Accordingly, “I shall next speak of persons who move about in public. They are: the king, the leader of the army (senāpati), the chaplain (purodhas), ministers (mantrin), secretaries (saciva), judges (prāḍvivāka), wardens of princes (kumārādhikṛta) and many other members of the king’s court (sabhāstāra). I shall speak of their classes and characteristics”.

According to verse 98, “members of the court (sabhāstāra) should be appointed by practical people according to the views of Bṛhaspati after taking note of the various qualities of these (i.e., ministers etc.)”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Sabhāstāra (सभास्तार).—

1) an assistant at an assembly.

2) a member of a society.

Derivable forms: sabhāstāraḥ (सभास्तारः).

Sabhāstāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sabhā and āstāra (आस्तार).

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

Sabhāstāra (सभास्तार).—m.

(-raḥ) An assistant at an assembly, one of a company. E. sabhā an assembly, stṛ to cover, aff. aṇ .

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

Sabhāstāra (सभास्तार).—i. e. sabhā-ā -stṛ + a, m. An assistant at an assembly, Mahābhārata 2, 1787.

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

1) Sabhāstāra (सभास्तार):—[from sabhā] m. (sabhāst) an assistant at an ass°, assessor in a court of justice, [Bharata-nāṭya-śāstra]

2) [=sabhā-stāra] [from sabhāstāra > sabhā] a partaker of a game, [Mahābhārata]

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

Sabhāstāra (सभास्तार):—[sabhā-stāra] (raḥ) 1. m. Idem.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Sabhāstāra (सभास्तार):—m. = sabhāsad [Amarakoṣa 2, 7, 16.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 480.] im Rathe des Fürsten sitzend, Richter [Bharata] [NĀṬYAŚ. 34, 62. 76.] am Glücksspiel Theil nehmend [Mahābhārata 2, 1787.] ein Beamter, welcher für den Fürsten die Würfel wirft, [4, 23. 328. 2266.]

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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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