Amantrya, Āmantrya: 6 definitions


Amantrya 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Āmantrya (आमन्त्र्य).—A word in the vocative case; lit. a word possessed of the sense of invocation; cf. आमन्त्र्यमाणेर्थं वर्तमानः शब्द आमन्त्र्यः (āmantryamāṇerthaṃ vartamānaḥ śabda āmantryaḥ) Śāk. I.3.88; cf. also अमन्त्रयते यत्तदामन्त्र्यम् (amantrayate yattadāmantryam) com. on Hem. II.1.25.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Āmantrya (आमन्त्र्य) refers to “taking leave” (of one’s preceptor), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.23 (“Attempt of Himavat to dissuade Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Pārvatī performed her penance: “[...] All of them, Indra and others, who were extremely agitated, took leave [i.e., āmantrya] of their preceptor and sought refuge in me on the mountain Sumeru. All their limbs had been scorched. Devoid of splendour, and agitated excessively they bowed to and eulogised me. They spoke simultaneously thus:—[...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āmantrya (आमन्त्र्य).—pot. p. to be addressed or called to, to be invited &c.

-tryam A word in the vocative case.

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

1) Āmantrya (आमन्त्र्य):—[=ā-mantrya] [from ā-mantr] 1. ā-mantrya mfn. to be addressed or called to

2) [v.s. ...] to be invited

3) [v.s. ...] standing in the vocative case (as a word), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] 2. ā-mantrya ind. having addressed or saluted

5) [v.s. ...] having taken leave

6) [v.s. ...] bidding farewell.

[Sanskrit to German]

Amantrya 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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