Vismita, Vismitā: 15 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Vismit.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Vismitā (विस्मिता, “astonished”) refers to a specific “glance” (dṛṣṭi), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. This is a type of glance that expresses the ‘dominant state’ (sthāyibhāva) of astonishment (vismaya). There are a total thirty-six glances defined.

Source: Natya Shastra

Vismitā (विस्मिता).—A type of glance (dṛṣṭi) expressing a dominant state (sthāyibhāva);—The level Glance which is fully blown and in which eyeballs are throughly turned up and the two eyelids are motionless, is called Vismitā (astonished); it is used in astonishment.

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

Vismitā (विस्मिता) refers to one of the Thirty six kinds of Glances (dṛṣṭi) or “proper accomplishment of glances” (in Indian Dramas), 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.—Dṛṣṭi is very important in a dance form. The appropriate movements of eyes, eyeballs and eyebrows of an artist make the performance more charming. There are thirty six kinds of glances (dṛṣṭi) accepted in the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, for example vismitā, belonging to the sthāyībhāvadṛṣṭi division.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vismita (विस्मित) (Cf. Suvismita) refers to “(disagreeably) surprised”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.14 (“The Birth of Tāraka and Vajrāṅga”).—Accordingly, after Varāṅgī spoke to Vajrāṅga: “On hearing the words of his beloved, he was disagreeably surprised [i.e., vismita] and vexed. He was free from inimical thoughts. With perfect wisdom and Sāttvika feelings in his heart he said:—[...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vismita (विस्मित).—p (S) Astonished, surprised, wonderstruck.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vismita (विस्मित).—p Astonished, surprised.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vismita (विस्मित).—p. p.

1) Astonished, surprised, amazed, wonder-struck.

2) Disconcerted.

3) Proud; दृप्तं संख्ये द्विपबलाद्वयसा चापि विस्मितम् (dṛptaṃ saṃkhye dvipabalādvayasā cāpi vismitam) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 7.27.8.

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

Vismita (विस्मित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Astonished, surprised. 2. Proud. E. vi, smi to smile, aff. kta .

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

Vismita (विस्मित).—[adjective] astonished, surprised.

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

1) Vismita (विस्मित):—[=vi-smita] [from vi-smi] mfn. amazed, surprised, perplexed, [Maitrī-upaniṣad; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] wondered at, surprising, [Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] proud, arrogant, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] n. and f(ā). a kind of metre, [Colebrooke]

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

Vismita (विस्मित):—[vi-smita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Astonished, surprised.

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

Vismita (विस्मित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Viṃbhia, Vimhaia, Vimhia.

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Vismita 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

Vismita (विस्मित) [Also spelled vismit]:—(a) wonder-struck, amazed, surprised, astonished; —[karanā] to amaze, to astonish, to surprise.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vismita (ವಿಸ್ಮಿತ):—[adjective] struck with wonder, surprise, admiration, etc.; wonder-struck.

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Vismita (ವಿಸ್ಮಿತ):—

1) [noun] the fact or condition of being bewildered; bewilderment; utter confusion.

2) [noun] a man who is struck with wonder.

3) [noun] (dance.) a looking with love or eagerness (without blinking the eyelids).

4) [noun] (dance.) a sighing as from indifference, lack of interest, etc.

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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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