Shauraseni, Śaurasenī: 6 definitions


Shauraseni means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Śaurasenī can be transliterated into English as Sauraseni or Shauraseni, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shaurseni.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Śaurasenī (शौरसेनी) refers to one of the seven “major dialects” (bhāṣā) in language, according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 18. It is also known by the name Śūrasenī. Accordingly, “the Heroines, and their female friends are also to speak Śaurasenī without in any exception”.

Natyashastra book cover
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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

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

Śaurasenī (शौरसेनी).—Name of a Prākṛta dialect.

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

Śaurasenī (शौरसेनी):—[=śaura-senī] [from śaura-sena > śaura] f. ([scilicet] bhāṣā) the language of the Ś° (a Prākṛt dialect supposed to have been spoken at Mathurā and sometimes substituted for Sanskṛt in the plays, [especially] as representing the speech of women of high rank), [Bharata-nāṭya-śāstra; Sāhitya-darpaṇa etc.]

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

Śaurasenī (शौरसेनी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Soraseṇī.

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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»] — Shauraseni in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Śaurasenī (शौरसेनी) [Also spelled shaurseni]:—(a) a regional variation of the Prakrit (—[prākṛta]) and the Apabhransh (-[apabhraṃśa]) languages.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Śaurasēni (ಶೌರಸೇನಿ):—[noun] = ಶೌರಸೇನ [shaurasena]2.

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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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