natya

noun na·tya \ ˈnätyə \

Definition of natya

plural -s
: the theatrical dance art of India originating in the temple and still devoted largely to the enactment of divine epics and embracing an elaborate system of body postures, hand gestures, and foot movements

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Origin and Etymology of natya

Sanskrit nātya; probably akin to Sanskrit nṛtyati he dances


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