Adhimanthana: 3 definitions



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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adhimanthana (अधिमन्थन).—[manth-bhāve karaṇe vā lyuṭ] Rubbing together for producing fire; suitable for such friction (as wood). अस्तीदमधिमन्थनम् (astīdamadhimanthanam) Rv.3.29.1.

Derivable forms: adhimanthanam (अधिमन्थनम्).

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

1) Adhimanthana (अधिमन्थन):—[=adhi-manthana] [from adhī-mantha] n. friction for producing fire, [Ṛg-veda iii, 29, 1]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. suitable for such friction (as wood), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

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

Adhimanthana (अधिमन्थन):—[tatpurusha compound] m. n.

(-naḥ-nam) (ved.) A piece of wood from the paring of the sacrificial post, placed over the araṇi (q. v.) to kindle a fire by attrition. E. manth with adhi, kṛt aff. lyuṭ; seil. śakala.

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