Vidhuta, Vidhūta, Vidhūtā: 11 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1a) Vidhuta (विधुत) refers to a specific ‘movement of the head’ (śiras), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. The head is one of the six major limbs (aṅga) used to perform certain gestures (āṅgika). These gestures form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).

(Instructions of Vidhuta): A quick movement of the head is called the Vidhuta. (Uses): The Vidhuta head is applied in an attack of cold, terror, panic, fever and the first stage of drinking (i.e. intoxication).

1b) Vidhuta (आस्य, “dispersed”) also refers to a specific gesture (āṅgika) made with the mouth (āsya), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. These gestures should be used in conformity with the varieties of glances (dṛṣṭi). These gestures form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).

(Instructions of Vidhuta): the obliquely open (mouth). Uses: in restraining, saying ‘not so’ and the like.

2) Vidhūta (विधूत, “refusal”) refers to ‘trembling’ due to rejection. Vidhūta represents one of the thirteen pratimukhasandhi, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 21. Pratimukhasandhi refers to the “segments (sandhi) of the progressing part (pratimukha)” and represents one of the five segments of the plot (itivṛtta or vastu) of a dramatic composition (nāṭaka).

(Description of Vidhūta): Refusal (vidhūta) is not complying with the request made by any one.

3) Vidhūtā (विधूता) refers to one of the eighteen jātis: rules used in the playing of drums (puṣkara) [with reference to Mṛdaṅga, Paṇava and Dardura] according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 33. Accordingly, “the vidhūtā-jāti produced with various charming (divya-) karaṇas and strokes of mṛdaṅgas, is to be applied in case of natural movement of superior persons. It should consist of syllables like darige gudughin titthi klāma totthi kaṇaṃ kukrāṃ”.

Source: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

One of the Twenty-four Heads. Vidhuta: the same head, moved quickly. Usage: cold, heat, fear, the first moment of drinking liquor.

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (natya)

Vidhuta (विधुत) refers to one of the seven movements of the head” (in Sanskrit Dramas), as conveyed through Āṅgikābhinaya: one of the four divisions of Abhinaya or “ways to convey or represent one’s emotion to others”, according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—The āṅgikābhinaya includes the histrionic representation of the limbs which is simply known as physical gestures. In the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, seven types of movements of the head are recorded. The Vidhuta movement expresses suffering by cold or old age or because of the consumption of liquor.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vidhūta : (pp. of vidhunāti) shaken off; removed.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vidhuta (विधुत).—See विधूत (vidhūta).

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Vidhūta (विधूत).—p. p.

1) Shaken or tossed about, waved.

2) Tremulous.

3) Shaken off, dispelled, removed.

4) Unsteady.

5) Abandoned.

-tam Repugnance.

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

Vidhuta (विधुत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Left, abandoned, relinquished. 2. Shaken, trembling. E. vi before, dhu to tremble, aff. ktaḥ see vidhūta .

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Vidhūta (विधूत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Shaken. 2. Trembling, tremulous. 3. Unsteady. 4. Abandoned. 5. Tossed, waving. E. vi before, dhū to agitate, aff. kta .

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

1) Vidhuta (विधुत):—[=vi-dhuta] [from vi-dhu > vi-dhū] mfn. shaken about or off, dispersed, removed, abandoned, relinquished, [Inscriptions; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) Vidhūta (विधूत):—[=vi-dhūta] [from vi-dhū] mfn. shaken or tossed about etc.

3) [v.s. ...] shaken off, dispelled, removed, discarded, abandoned, relinquished, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] trembling, tremulous, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] unsteady, [ib.]

6) [v.s. ...] n. the repelling of affection, repugnance, [Bharata-nāṭya-śāstra; Daśarūpa]

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

1) Vidhuta (विधुत):—[vi-dhuta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Left; shaken.

2) Vidhūta (विधूत):—[vi-dhūta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Shaken; abandoned; tossing.

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

Vidhūta (विधूत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Vidhūya, Vihua, Vihuṇiya, Vihūa.

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Vidhuta 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vidhuta (ವಿಧುತ):—

1) [adjective] stirred; agitated.

2) [adjective] left; abandoned; relinquished.

3) [adjective] perturbed; excited; greatly disturbed.

4) [adjective] unsteady; not firm.

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Vidhuta (ವಿಧುತ):—

1) [noun] the act of moving unsteadily; unsteadiness.

2) [noun] that which is abandoned, relinquished.

3) [noun] (dance.) a moving of the head rapidly from side to side repeatedly to express the feelings of feverishness, fright, intoxication, ec.

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Vidhūta (ವಿಧೂತ):—

1) [adjective] shaken or tossed about; shaken off.

2) [adjective] abandoned; relinquished.

3) [adjective] trembling; tremulous.

4) [adjective] scattered or strewn; dispelled.

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Vidhūta (ವಿಧೂತ):—

1) [noun] that which is shaken, caused to quiver, tremble, etc or he who is frightened.

2) [noun] the quality or fact of being discordant; absence of harmony; discordance.

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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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