Sannipata, Sannipāta: 8 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Sannipata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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

Sannipāta (सन्निपात) refers to one of the twenty aspects of tāla (time-measure), according to the Nāṭyaśāstrahapter chapter 28. In musical performance, tāla refers to any rhythmic beat or strike that measures musical time. It is an important concept in ancient Indian musical theory (gāndharvaśāstra) traceable to the Vedic era.

According to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 31, sannipāta is one of the four varieties of the audible tāla. Accordingly, “the alternate placing (lit. falling) of these, is known as the pāta. These are to be known śamyā, tāla and sannipāta. The śamyā is of the right hand, the tāla of the left hand, and the two hands coming together is the sannipāta, and the dhruvā is stopping (lit. falling) for a mātrā, and it makes for the way of the rāgas, and moreover the placing (lit. falling) of the three kalās mentioned before, is also called dhruvā”. The tāla is so called because it measures time by a division of songs into kalās”.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Sannipāta (सन्निपात) refers to “typhoid” and is one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning sannipāta] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sannipāta : (m.) assemblage; congregation; union of the humours of the body.

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

Sannipāta, (fr. sannipatati) 1. union, coincidence S. IV, 68 sq.; Miln. 60, 123 sq.; Nett 28.—2. assemblage, assembly, congregation D. II, 5; Miln. 7.—3. union of the humours of the body Miln. 303.—4. collocation Dh. 352. (Page 679)

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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

[«previous next»] — Sannipata in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sannipāta (सन्निपात).—m S Mixture or mingling, i. e. mixed or mingling state. 2 Coming together, gathering, collecting: also a gathering, a collection, an assemblage. 3 Falling together, joining, uniting: also contact, conjunction, or union. 4 Alighting or arriving, coming unto. 5 (From the above senses yet the only sense popularly known.) Violent fever with delirium and syncope. Explained as consisting in the corruption of the three humors vāta, pitta, kapha.

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

sannipāta (सन्निपात).—m Violent fever with delirium and syncope; mixed state; falling together.

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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 dictionary

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

Sannipāta (सन्निपात).—m.

(-taḥ) 1. Collection, assemblage, multitude. 2. Union, junction, contact. 3. Mixture, miscellaneous collection. 4. Morbid state of the three humours of the body producing fever and dangerous illness. 5. Alighting, descending, falling down. 6. Arrival. 7. A kind of musical tune or measure. E. sam and ni before pat to go, aff. ghañ .

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

Sannipāta (सन्निपात):—[sanni-pāta] (taḥ) 1. m. Collection; union; mixture; arrival; alighting; morbid state of the three humours.

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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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