Meaning of nayika in English:

nayika

Pronunciation /ˈnʌɪ(j)iːkə/

noun

South Asian Dance
  • In the performing arts (especially dance) of India: a lead female role; specifically a female lover or mistress, a romantic heroine in drama.

Origin

Late 19th century. From Sanskrit nāyikā, feminine form corresponding to nāyaka nayaka.