Sannata, Saṃnata, Samnata, Saññāta: 13 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Sannata (सन्नत).—One of the 108 karaṇas (minor dance movement) mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 4. It can also be spelled as Saṃnata (संनत). The instructions for this sannata-karaṇa is as follows, “after jumping, the two feet are to be put forward in Svastika form and the two hands to show Sannata (i.e. Dolā) gesture.”.

A karaṇa represents a minor dance movements and combines sthāna (standing position), cārī (foot and leg movement) and nṛttahasta (hands in dancing position).

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Saṃnata (संनत) refers to “kneeling low (in reverence)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.6 (“Prayer to Śiva”).—Accordingly, after the Gods eulogized Śiva: “After eulogising lord Śiva thus, the distressed gods stood in front of him with palms joined in reverence and kneeling low (saṃnata-mūrti). Eulogised thus by Indra and others and by the repetition of Japas by Viṣṇu, the delighted lord came there seated on his bull. Getting down from Nandīśa and embracing Viṣṇu, lord Śiva delighted in his mind cast his benign look on all with his hand resting on Nandin. Casting a sympathetic glance on the gods, the delighted Śiva, lord of Pārvatī, spoke to Viṣṇu in a majestic tone”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sannata in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Sannata, (pp. of saṃ+nam, cp. sannāmeti) 1. bent down, low J. VI, 58 (opp. unnata).—2. bent, prepared J. V, 215 (C. suphassita). (Page 678)

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Saññāta, (pp. of sañjānāti) skilled M. I, 396. (Page 670)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃnata (संनत).—p. p.

1) Bent down, stooping.

2) Downcast.

3) Contracted.

4) Filled with; परमानन्दसंनतो मन्त्री ममानेक- विधां संभावनामकार्षीत् (paramānandasaṃnato mantrī mamāneka- vidhāṃ saṃbhāvanāmakārṣīt) Daśakumāracarita 1.3.

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

Sannata (सन्नत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Bent, bowed down. E. sam, and nata bowed.

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

Saṃnata (संनत).—[adjective] bent, curved; stooping, bowing to ([genetive]); depressed, deepened, straightened; [dual] yielding to or harmonizing with each other.

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

1) Saṃnata (संनत):—[=saṃ-nata] a etc. See saṃ-√nam.

2) [=saṃ-nata] [from saṃ-nam] b mfn. bent together, curved, stooping or bowing to ([genitive case]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] bowed, before, revered, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] deepened, sunk in, depressed, [Śulba-sūtra; Mahābhārata] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] bent down through sorrow, dispirited, downcast, [Rāmāyaṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] (saṃ-) [dual number] conforming to or harmonizing with each other, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

7) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a monkey, [Rāmāyaṇa]

8) Sāṃnata (सांनत):—n. ([from] saṃ-nati) Name of two Sāmans, [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa]

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

Sannata (सन्नत):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Bent.

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

Saṃnata (संनत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Saṃnaya.

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Sannata 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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Hindi dictionary

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

Sannāṭā (सन्नाटा):—(nm) still; silence, quietude; —[khīṃcanā/māranā] to keep still/mum; —[honā] to have no activity whatever; to be still; [sannāṭe meṃ ānā] to be stunned/dumbfounded/stupefied.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saṇṇāṭa (ಸಣ್ಣಾಟ):—[noun] a smaller version of Yakṣagāna, a folk dance-drama.

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Sannata (ಸನ್ನತ):—

1) [adjective] bent; bowed.

2) [adjective] subdued; subjugated; fallen under the control of (another).

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Sannata (ಸನ್ನತ):—

1) [noun] the act of bending or bowing.

2) [noun] he who has bowed (either in respect or from fear).

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Sannāṭā (सन्नाटा):—n. 1. a dead silence; stillness; 2. a numbing blow; shock; 3. state of fear/consternation; stunned amusement; a penetrating sound;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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