Sapatni, aka: Sapatnī; 5 Definition(s)
Sapatni means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Sapatnī (सपत्नी, “co-wife”).—One of the Eleven Hands denoting Relationships.—(Instructions:) The Pāśa hand is shown first, and then Strī with both hands.Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
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).
General definition (in Hinduism)
Sapatnī (सपत्नी) occurs in the Rigveda in the sense of ‘co-wife’; in the first and the last Maṇḍalas it means co-wife as a ‘rival’. In post-Vedic Sanskrit the word becomes a synonym for ‘rival’.Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects
Languages of India and abroad
sapatnī (सपत्नी).—f (S sa for samāna, & pati. Female having the same lord.) A fellow-wife, a rival-wife.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
sapatnī (सपत्नी).—f A rival-wife, a fellow-wife.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Sapatnī (सपत्नी).—[samānaḥ patiryasyāḥ sā] A rival or fellow wife, rival mistress, co-wife (having the same husband with another); दिशः सपत्नी भव दक्षिणस्याः (diśaḥ sapatnī bhava dakṣiṇasyāḥ) R.6.63;14.86; कुरु प्रियसखीवृत्तिं सपत्नीजने (kuru priyasakhīvṛttiṃ sapatnījane) Ś.4.17.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.
Starts with: Sapatnika.
Ends with: Kritasapatni.
Search found 4 books and stories containing Sapatni, Sapatnī; (plurals include: Sapatnis, Sapatnīs). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Śrī Hari-bhakti-kalpa-latikā (by Sarasvati Thkura)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
The Mirror of Gesture (abhinaya-darpana) (by Ananda Coomaraswamy)