Svamini, Svāmini: 8 definitions

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Svamini means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Swamini.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1) Svāmini (स्वामिनि, “madam”) refers to a specific “mode of address” (nāman) used in drama (nāṭya), according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 19. Svāmini is used by servants and attendants addressing the king’s wives. Similair terms to be used in the same situation would be Bhaṭṭini and Devī.

2) Svāminī (स्वामिनी, “ highborn wives”) refers to one of the classes of “women” (strī) who have dealings with the king, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 34. Accordingly, “daughters of generals, or ministers or of other employees when they (i.e. their daughters) are elevated by the king through bestowal of affection and honour, and become his favourite due to good manners and physical charm, and attain importance through their own merits, are known as highborn wives (svāminī)”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Svāminī.—(CII 3), a noble lady or mistress. Cf. also Vihāra-svāminī. Note: svāminī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

svāminī (स्वामिनी).—f (S) A mistress, governess, proprietress &c.

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

svāminī (स्वामिनी).—f A mistress, governess.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Svāminī (स्वामिनी).—A mistress, proprietress.

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

1) Svāminī (स्वामिनी):—[from svāmin] a f. See next.

2) [from svāmin] b f. a proprietress, mistress, lady (used in addressing a queen or a king’s favourite wife), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Svāminī (स्वामिनी) [Also spelled swamini]:—(nf) mistress; female proprietor, proprietress; patroness; ~, [gṛha] wife; housewife.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Svāmini (ಸ್ವಾಮಿನಿ):—

1) [noun] a woman who has authority, control or power; the female head of a household, institution or other establishment; a mistress.

2) [noun] a woman employing or has authority over, servants or attendants; a mistress.

3) [noun] a woman owner (as of an animal, wealth, etc.); a mistress.

4) [noun] a woman as is related to her husband; a wife.

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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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