Vaideshika, Vaideśika: 10 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Vaideśika can be transliterated into English as Vaidesika or Vaideshika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Vaideshik.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Vaideśika (वैदेशिक) is another name for Vidiśā, a country pertaining to the Āvantī local usage (pravṛtti) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 14. These pravṛttis provide information regarding costumes, languages, and manners in different countries of the world. It is mentioned that this local usage (adopted by these countries) depends on the grand style (sāttvatī) and the graceful style (kaiśikī).

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

Vaideśika (वैदेशिक).—a. (- f.) [विदेश-ठञ् (videśa-ṭhañ)] Belonging to another country, foreign, exotic.

-kaḥ A stranger, foreigner; वैदेशिकोऽस्मीति पृच्छामि कः पुनरसौ जामाता (vaideśiko'smīti pṛcchāmi kaḥ punarasau jāmātā) Uttararāmacarita 1.

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

Vaideśika (वैदेशिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Foreign, stranger. E. videśa, and ṭhak aff.

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

Vaideśika (वैदेशिक).—i. e. vi-deśa + ika, adj. Foreigner, a foreigner, [Pañcatantra] 184, 4.

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

Vaideśika (वैदेशिक).—([feminine] ī) & śya coming from abroad, foreign.

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

1) Vaideśika (वैदेशिक):—mf(ī)n. ([from] vi-deśa) belonging to another country, foreign

2) m. a stranger, foreigner, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

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

Vaideśika (वैदेशिक):—[(kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) a.] Foreign.

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

Vaideśika (वैदेशिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vaidesia.

[Sanskrit to German]

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

Vaideśika (वैदेशिक) [Also spelled vaideshik]:—(a) foreign, external; pertaining to a foreign country; —[kārya] foreign/external affairs; •[maṃtrālaya] Ministry of External Affairs; —[maṃtrī] Minister for External Affairs; —[nīti] foreign policy; —[vyāpāra] foreign trade.

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