Amantra, Āmantra: 9 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Amantra (अमन्त्र).—a.

1) Not accompanied by Vedic verses, not requiring the repetition of Vedic texts, as a ceremony &c.; सायं त्वन्नस्य सिद्धस्य पत्न्यमन्त्रं बलिं हरेत् (sāyaṃ tvannasya siddhasya patnyamantraṃ baliṃ haret) Manusmṛti 3. 121,2.66.

2) Not entitled to Vedic verses, such as a Śūdra, a female &c.; निरिन्द्रिया ह्यमन्त्राश्च स्त्रियोऽनृतमिति स्थितिः (nirindriyā hyamantrāśca striyo'nṛtamiti sthitiḥ) Manusmṛti 9.18.

3) Not knowing Vedic texts; अव्रतानाममन्त्राणाम् (avratānāmamantrāṇām) Manusmṛti 12.114.

4) Not accompanied by the use of spells or incantations, as a cure &c.; अनया कथमन्यथावलीढा न हि जीवन्ति जना मनागमन्त्राः (anayā kathamanyathāvalīḍhā na hi jīvanti janā manāgamantrāḥ) Bv.1.111.

See also (synonyms): amantraka.

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Āmantra (आमन्त्र).—The castor-oil plant.

Derivable forms: āmantraḥ (आमन्त्रः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Amantra (अमन्त्र).—nt., or amantrā, f., a high number: °tram Gaṇḍavyūha 133.17; Mahāvyutpatti 7880, cited from Gaṇḍavyūha, Tibetan gzal yas, implying amātra, q.v.; amantrā Gaṇḍavyūha 106.7.

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

Amantra (अमन्त्र).—mfn.

(-ntraḥ-ntrā-ntraṃ) Unentitled to, or unaccompanied by holy texts, as a Sudra, a female, certain ceremonies, &c. E. a neg. mantra a text of the Vedas.

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

Amantra (अमन्त्र).—adj. 1. not accompanied by holy texts, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 121. 2. excluded from the use of the Veda, 9, 18.

Amantra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and mantra (मन्त्र).

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

Amantra (अमन्त्र).—[adjective] not having or knowing mantras.

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

1) Amantra (अमन्त्र):—[=a-mantra] m. not a Vedic verse or text or any formula

2) [v.s. ...] mf(ā)n., unaccompanied by Vedic verses or texts, [Manu-smṛti iii, 121]

3) [v.s. ...] unentitled to or not knowing Vedic texts (as a Śūdra, a female, etc.), [Manu-smṛti ix, 18 and xii, 114]

4) [v.s. ...] not using or applying Mantra formulas, [Bhāminī-vilāsa]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Āmantra (आमन्त्र) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āmaṃta.

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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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