Abhidhanatantra, Abhidhānatantra, Abhidhana-tantra: 3 definitions


Abhidhanatantra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Kosha (encyclopedic lexicons)

[«previous next»] — Abhidhanatantra in Kosha glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Technical study of the dictionaries published in Sanskrit language since 1800 AD

Abhidhānatantra (अभिधानतन्त्र) is a lexicon of synonyms and homonyms authored by Jatadhara who lived before the 15th C.A.D. He has made certain additions to Amarakosa. This lexicon is largely based on the Amarakosa and has been divided into 18 vargas. All these vargas are put into three kandas as in the Amarakosa. The lexicon appears to have not mentioned any authority. Abhidhanaratna and Linqanusasana are two other names given to this lexicon.

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Kosha (कोश, kośa) refers to Sanskrit lexicons intended to provide additional information regarding technical terms used in religion, philosophy and the various sciences (shastra). The oldest extant thesaurus (kosha) dates to the 4th century AD.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhidhanatantra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Abhidhānatantra (अभिधानतन्त्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—lex. by Jaṭādhara. Io. 217. Oxf. 189^b. L. 592.

Abhidhānatantra has the following synonyms: Nāmaliṅgānuśāsana.

[Sanskrit to German]

Abhidhanatantra in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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