Socchvasa, Socchvāsā, Socchvāsa: 10 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Sochchhvasa.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Socchvāsā (सोच्छ्वासा, “panting”) refers to a specific gesture (āṅgika) made with the nose (nāsā), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. These gestures form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).

Source: Natya Shastra

Socchvāsā (सोच्छ्वासा).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with the nose (nāsā);—Instructions: lobes when air is drawn in. Uses: in sweet smell and deep breathing.

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

Socchvāsā (सोच्छ्वासा) refers to one of the “six movements of the nose” (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. In the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa as well as in the Nāṭyaśāstra, the varieties of nose movements have been mentioned in feminine gender. If a person feels good smell by taking long breath with his nose, the movement is called socchvāsā .

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»] — Socchvasa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Socchvāsa (सोच्छ्वास).—a. Glad; Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 3.4.

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

Socchvāsa (सोच्छ्वास).—[adjective] taking breath; [adverb]

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

1) Socchvāsa (सोच्छ्वास):—mfn. breathing hard, panting (-tva n.), [Rāmāyaṇa; Pratāparudrīya]

2) relaxed, loose (as a bandage), [Suśruta]

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

Socchvāsa (सोच्छ्वास) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Sūsāsa, Sosāsa.

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

Socchvāsa (सोच्छ्वास) [Also spelled sochchhvas]:—(a and adv) with or accompanied by a sigh, heaving a sigh.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Sōcchvāsa (ಸೋಚ್ಛ್ವಾಸ):—[noun] (dance.) an exaggerated inhaling, with an audible sound (as in taking the fragrance of a flower or exhibiting one’s apathy, etc.).

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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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