Five minor sciences 五（小）明
The five minor sciences (Tib. rigné chung nga; Wyl. rig gnas chung lnga) are part of the ten sciences or traditional fields of knowledge in which a learned person, or pandita, is supposed to be well versed.
- synonyms (Skt. abhidhāna; Wyl. mngon brjod)
- mathematics and astrology (jyotiṣa; skar rtsis)
- performance, drama (nāṭaka; zlos gar)
- poetry (kāvya; snyan ngag)
- composition (chanda; sdeb sbyor)