from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A series of symbolic body postures and hand movements used in East Indian classical dancing.
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- n. Any of several formal symbolic hand postures used in classical dance of India and in Hindu and Buddhist iconography.
- n. Formal body positions and postures used in yoga and meditation.
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- n. ritual hand movement in Hindu religious dancing
Sanskrit mudrā, seal, mystery, mudra, from Iranian *mudrā, perhaps ultimately from Akkadian musarû, mušarû, object bearing a royal inscription, from Sumerian mu-sar : mu, name, fame + sar, to write.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Sanskrit मुद्रा (mudrā) (seal). (Wiktionary)