Uras, Urash: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1) Uras (उरस्) refers to “breast”. It is one of the six major limbs (aṅga) used in dramatic performance, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. With these limbs are made the various gestures (āṅgika), which form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).

There are five kinds of “gestures of the breast (uras)” defined:

  1. ābhugna (slightly bent),
  2. nirbhugna (unbent),
  3. prakampita (shaking),
  4. udvāhita (raised),
  5. sama (natural).

2) According to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 19 , uras, as the “chest”, refers to a type of ‘vocal representation’ (vācika), which is used in communicating the meaning of the drama and calling forth the sentiment (rasa). Accordingly, to call a person when he is at a short distance the voice should proceed from the chest (uras).

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uras (उरस्).—a. Best, excellent. n. (uraḥ) The breast, bosom; व्यूढोरस्को वृषस्कन्धः (vyūḍhorasko vṛṣaskandhaḥ) R.1.13; Ku.6.51; उरसि कृ (urasi kṛ) to clasp to the bosom.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Uras (उरस्).—mfn.

(-rāḥ-rāḥ-raḥ) Best, excellent. n.

(-raḥ) The breast, the bosom. E. to go, Unadi affix asun, the pen. changed to u; also ura a Soutra root, to go, and asun as before.

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

Uras (उरस्).—probably for varas, i. e. vṛ + as, and akin to uru, n. The breast, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 184, 8.

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

Uras (उरस्).—[neuter] breast; adj. —° uraska.

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

1) Uras (उरस्):—n. (√, [Uṇādi-sūtra iv, 194]), the chest, breast, bosom, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata; Śakuntalā] etc. (urasi kṛtvā, or -kṛtya ind. having assented or adopted, but only urasi kṛtvā in the sense of having put upon the breast, [Pāṇini 1-4, 75])

2) the best of its kind, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) m. Name of a man [gana] tikādi, [Pāṇini 4-1, 154] (in the [Kāśikā-vṛtti])

4) Uraś (उरश्):—[from uras] (in [compound] for uras above).

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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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