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तमस्

támas [ tamas ]


n. darkness, gloom ( also pl. ) RV. ( °maḥ, práṇīta, ' led into darkness, ' deprived of the eye's light or sight, i, 117, 17 ) etc.

the darkness of hell, hell or a particular division of hell, Mn. iv, viii f. VP. ii, 6, 4. MārkP. xii, 10

the obscuration of the sun or moon in eclipses, attributed to Rāhu ( also m., L. ), R. VarBṛS. v, 44. VarBṛ. ii. VarYogay. Sūryas

mental darkness, ignorance, illusion, error ( in Sāṃkhya phil. one of the 5 forms of a-vidyā, MBh. xiv, 1019. Sāṃkhyak. etc. one of the 3 qualities or constituents of everything in creation [ the cause of heaviness, ignorance, illusion, lust, anger, pride , sorrow, dulness, and stolidity, sin, L. sorrow, Kir. iii. n guṇa and cf. RTL. p. 45 ], Mn. xii, 24 f. and 38. Sāṃkhyak. etc. ) RV. v, 31, 9. R. ii. Śak. Rājat. v, 144

N. of a son ( of Śravas, MBh. xiii, 2002. of Daksha, i, Sch. of Pṛthu-śravas, VP. iv, 12, 2 )

[ cf. timira ; Lat. temere etc. ]




támas-kalpa [ tamaskalpa ]

mfn. like darkness, gloomy, W.



támas-kāṇḍa [ tamaskANDa ]

m. ( g. kaskâ`di, not in Kāś. ) great or spreading darkness, Śiś.



támas-tati [ tamastati ]

f. id., L.



támas-vat [ tamasvat ]

( tam° ), mf ( atī ) n. gloomy, AV. xix, 47, 2. Naigh. i, 7

( ), f. night, L. Sch.

turmeric, T.



támas-van [ tamasvan ]

( tám° ), mf ( arī ) n. = -vat, TS. ii, 4, 7, 2

cf. ám°.



támas-vinī [ tamasvinI ]

f. = -vatī, MBh. iv, 732. Kād.



तमस्
 támas [ tamas ]

°sá, etc. See col. 1.