Adanta, Adāntā, Adamta: 10 definitions


Adanta means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Adanta (अदन्त).—Ending with the short vowel अ; cf. P. VIII.4.7: a term applied to nouns of that kind, and roots of the tenth conjugation which are given with the letter अ (a) at their end which is not looked upon as mute (इत् (it)) c.g. कथ,गण (katha, gaṇa). etc. Mark also the root पिच (pica) described by पतञ्जलि (patañjali) as अदन्त (adanta) cf. पिबिरदन्तः (pibiradantaḥ) M. Bh. on I.1.56., M. Bh. on II. 4.43.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Adāntā (अदान्ता) is the name of Dūtī (i.e., messengers of Lord Vajrapāṇi) mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Adāntā).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Adānta (अदान्त) refers to “untamed (minds)”, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 3.—Accordingly, “The four immeasurable feelings (apramāṇa-citta) are loving-kindness (maitrī), compassion (karuṇā), joy (muditā) and equanimity (upekṣā). [...] To untamed minds (adānta-citta) that cannot merge from one trance in order to enter into the others successively, one should speak of the nine successive absorptions. To those who do not possess complete illumination on all objects in order to liberate them at will, one should speak of the ten totalities. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adanta (अदन्त).—a. [na. ba.]

1) Toothless.

2) Not yet having the teeth formed or grown (said of young ones of men or animals before the teething time).

3) Ending in अत् (at) or अ (a). P.VIII.4.7.

-taḥ 1 A leech.

2) Name of Pūṣan, one of the 12 Ādityas, he having lost his teeth at the destruction of Dakṣa's sacrifice by Vīrabhadra.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adanta (अदन्त).—mfn.

(-ntaḥ-ntā-ntaṃ) Toothless. So adantaka (-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) E. a neg. danta a tooth.

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Adānta (अदान्त).—mfn.

(-ntaḥ-ntā-ntaṃ) Untamed, unsubdued, undaunted. E. a neg. dānta daunted.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Adanta (अदन्त):—[=a-danta] 1. a-danta mfn. toothless

2) [v.s. ...] m. a leech, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [=ad-anta] 2. ad-anta mfn. (in [grammar]) ending in at id est. in the short inherent vowel a.

4) Adānta (अदान्त):—[=a-dānta] mfn. unsubdued.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adanta (अदन्त):—[bahuvrihi compound] I. 1. m. f. n.

(-ntaḥ-ntā-ntam) Toothless. See the preceding. 2. m.

(-ntaḥ) A leech. E. a priv. and danta. Ii. m. f. n.

(-ntaḥ-ntā-ntam) (In grammar.) Ending in the short vowel ‘a’. E. at (the grammatical designation of short ‘a’ and anta.

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Adānta (अदान्त):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-ntaḥ-ntā-ntam) Untamed, unsubdued, undaunted. E. a neg. and dānta.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adanta (अदन्त):—[a-danta] (ntaḥ-ntā-ntaṃ) a. Toothless.

[Sanskrit to German]

Adanta 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Adaṃta (ಅದಂತ):—[noun] the state of a word or a consonant inflexed with the vowel 'ಅ'.

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Adaṃta (ಅದಂತ):—[adjective] having no teeth; teethless.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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