Sviya, aka: Svīya; 4 Definition(s)


Sviya 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Svīya (स्वीय) is an alternative name for Svakīya, which refers to a “heroine of good character” and represents one of the three kinds of “heroines” (nāyikā) in a dramatic representation, according to the Abhinaya-sara-samputa, as used within the classical tradition of Indian dance and performance, also known as Bharatanatyam.—In the depiction of any mood or sentiment, a dance performance or a dramatic representation takes the medium of the hero (nāyaka) and the heroine (nāyikā). The nāyikās (heroines) are generally classified into three types [viz., Svīya or Svakīya].

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

svīya (स्वीय).—a (S) Own, belonging or relating to self.

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svīyā (स्वीया).—f S One's own wife or mistress.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

svīya (स्वीय).—a Own, belonging to self.

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

Svīya (स्वीय).—a. Own, one's own; लोकालोकविसारि तेन विहितं स्पीयं विशुद्धं यशः (lokālokavisāri tena vihitaṃ spīyaṃ viśuddhaṃ yaśaḥ) S. D.97.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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Search found 4 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Nāyikā (नायिका) refers to the “heroine” in a dramatic representation, as used within the classi...
Svakīya (स्वकीय).—mfn. (-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) 1. Of one’s own family. 2. Own in general, as property, &a...
sōyarā (सोयरा).—m A connection, one related by marriage. sōyarēṃ māṇūsa n A kins-man or woman.
Anyastrī (अन्यस्त्री).—another's wife, a woman not one's own. [In Rhetoric she is considered as...

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