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तन्त्र

tántra [ tantra ]


n. ( Pāṇ. vii, 2, 9, Kāś. ) a loom, v, 2, 70

the warp, RV. x, 71, 9; AV. x, 7, 42, TBr. ii. TāṇḍyaBr. x, 5, ŚBr. xiv. Kauś. MBh. i, 806 and 809

the leading or principal or essential part, main point, characteristic feature, model, type, system, framework, ŚBr. xii. TāṇḍyaBr. xxiii, 19, 1, Lāṭy. KātyŚr. etc. ( e.g. kulasya t°, ' the principal action in keeping up a family, i.e. propagation, ' MBh. xiii, 48, 6, ifc. ' depending on, ' cf. ātma-, sva-, para-, etc. )

doctrine, rule, theory, scientific work, chapter of such a work ( esp. the 1st section of a treatise on astron., VarBṛS. i, 9, Parāśara's work on astron., ii, 3, vii, 8 ) MBh. etc. ( cf. ṣaṣṭi- etc. )

a class of works teaching magical and mystical formularies ( mostly in the form of dialogues between Śiva and Durgā and said to treat of 5 subjects, 1. the creation, 2. the destruction of the world, 3. the worship of the gods, 4. the attainment of all objects , esp. of 6 superhuman faculties, 5. the 4 modes of union with the supreme spirit by meditation, cf. RTL. pp. 63, 85, 184, 189, 205 ff. ). VarBṛS. xvi, 19, Pañcat. Daś. Kathās. xxiii, 63, Sarvad.

a spell, HYog. i, 5, Vcar.

oath or ordeal, L.

N. of a Sāman ( also called ' that of Virūpa ' ), ĀrshBr.

an army ( cf. °trin ), BhP. x, 54, 15

ifc. a row, number, series, troop, Bālar. ii f. vi

= rājya-t°, government, Daś. xiii. Śiś. ii, 88

( para t°, ' the highest authority ' ) Subh.

a means which leads to two or more results, contrivance, Hariv. ii, 1, 31

a drug ( esp. one of specific faculties ), chief remedy, cf. °trâ`vāpa

= paricchada, L.

= anta, L.

wealth, L.

a house, L.

happiness, W.

( eṇa ), instr. ind. so as to be typical or hold good, KātyŚr. xvi, xx

( ā ), f. for °ndrā Suśr.

( īs, cf. Pāṇ. v, 4, 159. Kāś. 'ī L. ) f. = °ntī, Gobh. iii, 6, 7 and BhP. iii, 15, 8 ( v.l. for °ntī see also vatsatantrī )

the wire or string of a lute, ŚāṅkhŚr. xvii Lāṭy. iv, 1, 2, Kauś. etc. ( °tri R. vi, 28, 26 )

( fig. ) the strings of the heart, Hariv. 3210 ( v.l. )

any tubular vessel of the body, sinew, vein, Pāṇ. v, 4, 159

the plant °trikā, L.

a girl with peculiar qualities, L.

N. of a river, L.

cf. ku-tantrī.




tántra-kāra [ tantrakAra ]

m. the author of any scientific treatise, Mālav. i, 8/9, Daś. xiii, 87.



tántra-kāṣṭha [ tantrakASTha ]

n. = °ntu-k°, L.



tántra-kaumudí [ tantrakaumudi ]

f., N. of a work, Tantras. ii.



tántra-gandharva [ tantragandharva ]

n., N. of a work, Śāktâ`n.



tántra-garbha [ tantragarbha ]

m., N. of a work, vii.



tántra-cūḍāmaṇi [ tantracUDAmaNi ]

m., N. of a work, Tantras. ii.



tántra-ṭīkā [ tantraTIkA ]

f., N. of -vārttika i-iv, W.



tántra-tā [ tantratA ]

f. the state of anything that serves as a tantra, ĀśvŚr. xi, 1

comprehending several rites in one, ceremony in lieu of a number, W.



tántra-tva [ tantratva ]

n. dependence on ( in comp. ), Sarvad. i, 41.



tántra-prakāśa [ tantraprakAza ]

m., N. of a work, Vratapr.



tántra-pradīpa [ tantrapradIpa ]

m., N. of a Comm. on Dhātup.



tántra-bheda [ tantrabheda ]

m., N. of a Tantra, Ānand. 31, Sch.



tántra-mantra-prakāśa [ tantramantraprakAza ]

m., N. of a work, Śāktâ`n. iv.



tántra-ratna [ tantraratna ]

n., N. of a work by Pārtha-sārathi.



tántra-rāja [ tantrarAja ]

m., N. of a work, Tantras. i. Ānand. 99, Sch.



tántra-rājaka [ tantrarAjaka ]

m., N. of a medical work by Jābāla, BrahmavP. i, 16, 18.



tántra-vāpa [ tantravApa ]

for -vāya, L.



tántra-vāya [ tantravAya ]

m. ( = °ntu-v° ) a weaver, R. ( G ) ii, 90, 15.

a spider, L.

m. n. weaving, L.



tántra-vārttika [ tantravArttika ]

n. = mīmānsā-t°.



tántra-śāstra [ tantrazAstra ]

n., N. of a work, Pratāpar., Sch.



tántra-sāra [ tantrasAra ]

m. ' Tantra-essence, ' N. of a compilation.



tántra-hṛdaya [ tantrahRdaya ]

n., N. of a work, Tantras. ii.



tantrântarīya [ tantrAntarIya ]

m. pl. the Sāṃkhya philosophers, Bādar. ii, 4, 9, Sch.



tantrâ`vāpa [ tantrAvApa ]

n. sg. ' attention to the affairs of both one's own and an enemy's country ' [ Daś. xiii, 92 ], and ' drugs and their preparation, ' Śiś. ii, 88.



tantrôttara [ tantrottara ]

n., N. of a work ( v.l. matôtt° ), Ānand. 31, Sch.