mudra

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Sculpture detail showing use of mudra (1)

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit मुद्रा (mudrā) (seal).

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  • IPA(key): /muːˈdrɑː/, /mʊˈdrɑː/
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  • Rhymes: -ɑː

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mudra (plural mudras)

  1. (dance, art) 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. (Hinduism) 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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mudra f

  1. mudra

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit मुद्रा (mudrā) (seal).

Noun[edit]

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

  1. mudra

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mudra f (Cyrillic spelling мудра)

  1. mudra