Sampheta, Saṃpheṭa: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1) Saṃpheṭa (संफेट, “angry words”) refers to ‘altercation’. Saṃpheṭa represents one of the thirteen vimarśasandhi, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 21. Vimarśasandhi refers to the “segments (sandhi) of the pause part (vimarśa)” and represents one of the five segments of the plot (itivṛtta or vastu) of a dramatic composition (nāṭaka).

2) Saṃpheṭa (संफेट, “angry words”) refers to one of the four varieties of the energetic style (ārabhaṭī), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 22. Ārabhaṭī represents one of the four styles (vṛtti) employed in a dramatic production.

Source: Natya Shastra

1) Saṃpheṭa (संफेट).—One of the thirteen elements of the ‘pause segment’ (vimarśasandhi);—(Description:) Words spoken in anger are called Angry Words (saṃpheṭa).

2) Saṃpheṭa (संफेट).—One of the four varieties of ārabhaṭī (energetic style);—Conflict (saṃpheṭa) is known to include excitement, many fights, personal combats, deception, betrayal and much striking of weapons.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃpheṭa (संफेट).—An angry or tumultuous conflict, an incident describing the mutual encounter of angry persons; see S. D.379,42; e. g. The encounter between माधव (mādhava) and अधोरघण्ट (adhoraghaṇṭa) in Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 5.

Derivable forms: saṃpheṭaḥ (संफेटः).

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

Sampheṭa (सम्फेट).—m.

(-ṭaḥ) (In dramatic language,) Wrathful encounter, defiance, combat, the incident of an angry and tumultuous conflict.

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

Saṃpheṭa (संफेट).—[masculine] quarrel, altercation ([rhetorie]).

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

Sampheṭa (सम्फेट):—[=sam-pheṭa] m. ([probably] for saṃ-spheṭa q.v.) mutual conflict or encounter of angry persons, angry or passionate contention (in [dramatic language] one of the 13 elements of the vimarśa q.v., illustrated by the altercation between Śakuntalā and the king in [Śakuntalā]; or as one of the 4 elements of the ārabhaṭi q.v., illustrated by the encounter of Mādhava and Aghora-ghaṇṭa in [Mālatīmādhava]), [Bharata-nāṭya-śāstra; Daśarūpa; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

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

Sampheṭa (सम्फेट):—(ṭaḥ) 1. m. Defiance, combat.

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Sampheta 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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