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mudra

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English

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Etymology

From Sanskrit मुद्रा (mudrā) (seal).

Pronunciation

Noun

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mudra

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  1. (dance, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Any of several formal symbolic hand postures used in classical dance of India and in Hindu and Buddhist iconography.
    • 1996 — Victor Pelevin, Crystal World (1994); translated from Russian by Andrew Bromfield.
      The king of creation would not have curved his palm into the likeness of a Hindu mudra in an attempt to protect the tiny launching pad on his thumbnail from the dank wind.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Formal body positions and postures used in yoga and meditation.
    • 1915 — Swami Swatmarama, Hatha Yoga Pradipika (14th c.), translated by Pancham Sinh.
      The Kechari Mudra is accomplished by thrusting the tongue into the gullet, by turning it over itself, and keeping the eyesight in the middle.

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Bosnian

Noun

mudra f (plural mudre)

  1. mudra

Croatian

Noun

mudra f (plural mudre)

  1. mudra

Czech

Noun

mudra f.

  1. mudra

Norwegian

Etymology

From Sanskrit मुद्रा (mudrā) (seal).

Noun

mudra n. (definite singular mudraet, indefinite plural mudraer, definite plural mudraene)

  1. mudra

Serbian

Noun

mudra f. () ()

  1. mudra

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