Agantu, Āgantu: 8 definitions


Agantu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Āgantu (आगन्तु) refers to “accidental diseases”, as mentioned in verse 4.32 and 4.34 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] those which (are) caused by demons, poison, wind, fire, ruptures, fractures etc. and (include) passion, anger, fear etc. are the (so-called) accidental diseases [viz., āgantu-gada]”.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

āgantu : (m.) one who is coming.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Āgantu, (adj.) (Sk. āgantu) — 1. occasional, incidental J.VI, 358. — 2. an occasional arrival, a new comer, stranger J.VI, 529 (= āgantuka-jana C.); ThA.16. (Page 95)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āgantu (आगन्तु).—a. [ā-gam-tun]

1) Coming, arriving.

2) Stray.

3) Coming from the outside; external (as a cause &c.)

4) Adventitious, accidental, casual नियमस्तु स यत्कर्म नित्यमागन्तुसाधनम् (niyamastu sa yatkarma nityamāgantusādhanam) Ak.

5) what (or who) comes later or afterwards. वास्तव्यैराक्रान्ते देशे आगन्तुर्जनोऽसम्भवादन्ते निविशते (vāstavyairākrānte deśe āganturjano'sambhavādante niviśate) | ŚB. on MS.1.5.4.

-ntuḥ 1 A new-comer, stranger, guest; (mene) वैदर्भमागन्तुमजं गृहेशम् (vaidarbhamāgantumajaṃ gṛheśam) R.5.62; H. 1.

2) A late-comer, what comes later or afterwards (See āgamaḥ for quotation)

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

Āgantu (आगन्तु).—mfn. (-ntuḥ-ntuḥ-ntu) 1. Coming, arriving. 2. Incidental, adventitious. m.

(-ntuḥ) 1. A guest. 2. A stranger, a new comer. 3. An accident, any accidental hurt or wound. E. āṅ before gam to go, to come, tu affix; ma becomes na; also āgāntu and āgantuka.

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Āgāntu (आगान्तु).—mfn. (-ntuḥ-ntuḥ-ntu) A guest: see āgantu.

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

Āgantu (आगन्तु).—i. e. ā-gam + tu, adj. 1. One who arrives, [Hitopadeśa] 18, 2. 2. Incidental, adventitious.

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

Āgantu (आगन्तु).—[adjective] coming, arriving; [masculine] new-comer, guest.

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

1) Āgantu (आगन्तु):—[=ā-gantu] [from ā-gam] mfn. anything added or adhering, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā-prātiśākhya; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] adventitious, incidental, accidental, [Nirukta, by Yāska; Kauśika-sūtra; Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] m. ‘arriving’, a new comer, stranger, guest, [Raghuvaṃśa v, 62; Pañcatantra etc.]

4) Āgāntu (आगान्तु):—[=ā-gāntu] [from ā-gam] a m. (= ā-gantu) a guest, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [=ā-gāntu] b See ā-√gam.

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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. 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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