abhinayaḥ अभिनयः

Definition: अभिनयः 1 Acting, gesticulation, any theatrical action (expressive of some sentiment, passion &c.); नृत्याभिनयक्रियाच्युतम् Ku.5.79; अभिनयान् परिचेतुमिवोद्यता R.9.33; नर्तकीरभिनयातिलङ्घिनीः 19.14; Ki.1.42. -2 Dramatic representation, exhibition on the stage; ललिताभिनयं तमद्य भर्ता मरुतां द्रष्टुमनाः सलोकपालः V.2.18. S.D. thus defines and classifies अभिनय :- भवेदभिनयो$वस्थानुकारः स चतुर्विधः । आङ्गिको वाचिकश्चैवमाहार्यः सात्त्विकस्तथा ॥ 274, 'acting is the imitation of condition', it is of four kinds:- (1) gestural, conveyed by bodily actions; (2) vocal, conveyed by words; (3) extraneous, conveyed by dress, ornaments, decoration &c.; (4) internal, conveyed by the manifestation of internal feeling such as perspiration, thrilling &c. -Comp. -आचार्यः a dancing preceptor; उभावभिनयाचार्यो त्वां द्रुष्टमिच्छतः M.1.1 -विद्या science of acting or dramatic representation; art of dancing; मया तीर्थादभिनयविद्या शिक्षिता M.1.


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