Vibodha: 11 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Vibodh.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1) Vibodha (विबोध, “awakening”).—One of the thirty-three vyabhicāribhāva (transitory states), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 7. These ‘transitory states’ accompany the ‘permanent state’ in co-operation. The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature. (Also see the Daśarūpa 4.8-9)

2) Vibodha (विबोध, “awakening”) refers to ‘impediment’. Vibodha represents one of the fourteen nirvahaṇasandhi, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 21. Nirvahaṇasandhi refers to the “segments (sandhi) of the concluding part (nirvahaṇa)” and represents one of the five segments of the plot (itivṛtta or vastu) of a dramatic composition (nāṭaka).

Source: Natya Shastra

1) Vibodha (विबोध, “awakening”) is the break of sleep, and it is caused by determinants (vibhāva) such as digestion of food, bad dreams, loud sound, sensitive touch and the like. It is to be represented on the stage by consequents (anubhāva) such as yawning, rubbing the eyes, leaving the bed, and the like.

2) Vibodha (विबोध).—One of the fourteen elements of the ‘concluding segment’ (nirvahaṇasandhi);—(Description:) Looking duly for the Action (kārya) is called Awakening (vibodha).

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vibodha (विबोध).—

1) Awakening, being awake.

2) Perceiving, discovering.

3) Intelligence.

4) Awaking, becoming conscious, one of the 33 or 34 subordinate feelings (or vyabhicāribhāva) in Rhetoric; निद्रानाशोत्तरं जायमानो बोधो विबोधः (nidrānāśottaraṃ jāyamāno bodho vibodhaḥ) R. G.

5) Inattention, absence of mind.

6) (In drama) The unfolding of the faculties in carrying out an object.

Derivable forms: vibodhaḥ (विबोधः).

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

Vibodha (विबोध).—m.

(-dhaḥ) 1. Inattention, absence. 2. Intelligence. 3. Awaking. 4. Discovering any circumstance. 5. Becoming conscious, (considered as one of the thirty-three subordinate feelings in rhetoric.) E. vi privative or intensitive, and bodha understanding.

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

Vibodha (विबोध).—[masculine] awaking, perceiving, knowing.

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

1) Vibodha (विबोध):—[=vi-bodha] [from vi] 1. vi-bodha m. (for 2. See, [ib.]) inattention, absence of mind, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [=vi-bodha] [from vi-budh] 2. vi-bodha m. (for 1. See p. 951, col. 3) awaking, [Maitrī-upaniṣad; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] perception, intelligence, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] (in [dramatic language]) the unfolding of the faculties in carrying out an object, [Bharata-nāṭya-śāstra; Daśarūpa] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a bird (a son of Droṇa), [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

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

Vibodha (विबोध):—[vi-bodha] (dhaḥ) 1. m. Mental absence; awaking; discovery; intelligence.

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

Vibodha (विबोध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Vioha, Viboha.

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Vibodha 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vibodha (विबोध) [Also spelled vibodh]:—(nm) awakening, consciousness; ~[dhana] awakening; arousing consciousness; ~[dhita] awakened, (made) conscious.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vibōdha (ವಿಬೋಧ):—

1) [noun] the act or fact of being roused from sleep; a being in a wake-up state.

2) [noun] mental ability; quick grasping or reacting capacity of the mind; intelligence.

3) [noun] the fact or state of knowing; knowledge.

4) [noun] absence of mind; inadvertence.

5) [noun] a kind of play with a single act.

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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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