Samunnata: 11 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Samunnat.

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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Samunnata (समुन्नत, “raised”) refers to a specific gesture (āṅgika) made with the sides (pārśva), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 10. The sides are one of the six major limbs (aṅga) used to perform certain gestures (āṅgika). These gestures form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (natya)

Samunnata (समुन्नत) refers to one of the “five kinds of side-movements” (in Sanskrit Dramas), as conveyed through Āṅgikābhinaya: one of the four divisions of Abhinaya or “ways to convey or represent one’s emotion to others”, according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—The āṅgikābhinaya includes the histrionic representation of the limbs which is simply known as physical gestures. There are five kinds of side movements accepted in the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa. Samunnata movement should be adopted to show retreat. In the Nāṭyaśāstra, the side movement called unnata is mentioned which suggests the position of going backward. The side movement called samunnata is not accepted in the Nāṭyaśāstra.

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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)

[«previous next»] — Samunnata in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Samunnata (समुन्नत) refers to “upraised (breasts)”, according to the Kulakaulinīmata 5.88-99.—Accordingly, “The goddess (Tripurabhairavī) is red like vermillion and the Bandhūka flower. She wears red clothes and is adorned with all the ornaments. She has matted hair and, peaceful, the moon is her crest jewel. She is replete with all (auspicious) characteristics and sits on a cot. She has large, round and upraised breasts [i.e., samunnata-payodharā], her navel has three folds, and she is adorned with (a fine) line of hair (travelling down from it). [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Samunnata (समुन्नत).—p. p.

1) Upraised, lifted up.

2) Elevated, high, lofty.

3) Exalted, sublime.

4) Proud.

5) Projecting.

6) Upright, just.

7) Arched, vaulted.

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

Samunnata (समुन्नत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. High, lofty, elevated. 2. Full, prominent. 3. Exalted, dignified. 4. Proud, arrogant. 5. Lifted up, raised up. 6. Just, upright. E. sam and ud before nam to bow, aff. kta .

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

Samunnata (समुन्नत).—[adjective] lifted up, risen; prominent, projecting; high, sublime.

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

1) Samunnata (समुन्नत):—[=sam-unnata] [from samun-nam] mfn. risen up, lifted up, raised aloft, [Kāvya literature]

2) [v.s. ...] arched, vaulted, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

3) [v.s. ...] high, sublime, [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]

4) [v.s. ...] proud, arrogant, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Samunnata (समुन्नत):—[samu-nnata] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. High, exalted; prominent; proud.

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

Samunnata (समुन्नत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Samunnaya.

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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

[«previous next»] — Samunnata in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Samunnata (समुन्नत) [Also spelled samunnat]:—(a) risen, elevated; progressed, developed; ~[] progress, development; elevation, rise; hence —[yana] (nm).

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Samunnata (ಸಮುನ್ನತ):—

1) [adjective] very tall; lofty.

2) [adjective] raised up; elevated.

3) [adjective] superior; excellent.

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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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