Trimudhaka, Trimūḍhaka, Tri-mudhaka: 6 definitions



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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Trimūḍhaka (त्रिमूढक) refers to one of the twelve types of lāsya, or “gentle form of dance” according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 20. It is also known by the name Trimūḍha. These various lāsya are presented as a specific type of dramatic play (nāṭya) similar to that of the Bhāṇa type

Source: Natya Shastra

Trimūḍhaka (त्रिमूढक).—One of the twelve types of lāsya;—A play adorned with even metres and abounding in manly feelings and composed of words which are neither harsh nor large, is called the Trimūḍhaka.

Source: svAbhinava: Abhinavagupta’s Treatment of the lāsyāṅgas

Trimūḍhaka (त्रिमूढक).—One of the ten type of lāsyāṅga, or ‘elements of the gentle dance’;—The nāṭya adorned with even meters, having deli cate and soft words and rich in manly states is called trimūḍhaka. Abhinava explains that in it there is the confusion or the infatuation of the three, i.e., of the hero due to his resort ing to falsehood, of the heroine who feels hatred, and of the new heroine due to bashfulness, etc., caused by the first sprouting of love. In such circumstances, the words of the hero are bound to be delicate. In this aṅga, such portions of excellences an d figures of speech are to be accepted which are helpful for evoking of the sentiment. Even the use of proper meters brings in strikingness. The character effects manly states profusely.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Trimudhaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Trimūḍhaka (त्रिमूढक):—[=tri-mūḍhaka] [from tri] n. = -gūḍha, [Bharata-nāṭya-śāstra xviii.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Trimūḍhaka (त्रिमूढक):—n. Bez. einer Art von Tanz [Bharata] [NĀṬYAŚ. 18, 125.] — Vgl. trigūḍha, trigūḍhaka .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Trimūḍhaka (त्रिमूढक):—n. ein best. Tanz , = trigūḍhaka.

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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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