Amatra, Amātra: 12 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Amātra (अमात्र) refers to the “fourth state” (in which the true, absolute nature of the Self is realised), according to the Māṇḍūkyopaniṣad.—The analysis of the audible sound of the syllable OṂ in the principle Upaniṣads is always triplicate. It consists of three basic measures (mātra), namely A, U and the concluding substantive element Ma. The three parts of OṂ are associated with several triads initially conceived through relatively concrete Vedic symbols as we find, for example, in the Praśnopaniṣad. There these three are the three Vedas through which one attains the human world, the Moon and finally the Sun from whence there is no return to the mortal state. This basic triadic pattern was developed further in the Māṇḍūkyopaniṣad according to which the three measures are the states of waking (viśva), dreaming (taijasa) and deep sleep (prājñā). The fourth state in which the true, absolute nature of the Self is realised is ‘without measure’ (amātra).

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

The insight during meditation of Turiya is known as amātra, the 'immeasurable' or 'measureless' in the Mandukya Upanishad, being synonymous to samādhi in Yoga terminology.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Amatra (अमत्र).—a. Ved. [अम् अत्रन् (am atran) Uṇādi-sūtra 3.15.] Overpowering (enemies), strong or disposed to march on (gamanaśīla); स्वरिरमत्रो ववक्षे रणाय (svariramatro vavakṣe raṇāya) Ṛgveda 1.61.9.

-tram, -trakam [amati bhuṅkte annamatra, ādhāre atran]

1) A pot, vessel, utensil. उत्तार्य गोपी सुशृतं पयः पुनः प्रविश्य संदृश्य च दध्यमत्रकम् (uttārya gopī suśṛtaṃ payaḥ punaḥ praviśya saṃdṛśya ca dadhyamatrakam) Bhāg. 1.9.7. अन्येषां चाप्यमत्राणां सौवर्णानामनेकशः (anyeṣāṃ cāpyamatrāṇāṃ sauvarṇānāmanekaśaḥ) Śiva. B.29.59.

2) Strength, power.

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Amātra (अमात्र).—a. [nāsti mātrā iyattā yasya]

1) Boundless, immeasurable; अमात्रं त्वा धिषणा तित्विषे (amātraṃ tvā dhiṣaṇā titviṣe) Ṛgveda 1.12.7.

2) Not whole or entire.

3) Not elementary.

4) Having the measure or quantity of the letter अ (a).

-tram 1 Non-measure.

2) Not a measure or quantity.

-traḥ The Supreme Spirit.

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

Amātra (अमात्र).—m., a high number: Mahāvyutpatti 7752a. So read with v.l. for sumātra, m., which is read by Mironov without v.l. But Tibetan gzhal yas, without measure. Cf. amantra.

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

Amatra (अमत्र).—n.

(-traṃ) A vessel, a utensil. E. ama to go, atran Unadi aff.

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Amātra (अमात्र).—mfn.

(-traḥ-trā-traṃ) 1. Not whole or entire. 2. Not elementary. E. a neg. mātra whole, &c.

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

Amatra (अमत्र).—1. [adjective] strong, firm.

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Amatra (अमत्र).—2. & amatraka [neuter] vessel, cup; p. amatrin.

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

1) Amatra (अमत्र):—[from am] a mfn. violent, strong, firm, [Ṛg-veda i, 61, 9 and iv, 23, 6]

2) [v.s. ...] n. a large drinking vessel, [Ṛg-veda; Pāṇini 4-2, 14]

3) [v.s. ...] m. idem, [Ṛg-veda iii, 36, 4.]

4) b See √am.

5) Amātra (अमात्र):—[=a-mātra] [from a-mā] a mfn. without measure, boundless (as Indra), [Ṛg-veda i, 102, 7]

6) [v.s. ...] (as Brahman), [Bṛhad-āraṇyaka-upaniṣad]

7) [v.s. ...] not metrical or prosodical, [Māṇḍūkya-upaniṣad, 12 mantra] having the measure or quantity of the letter a, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā-prātiśākhya]

8) [=a-mātra] b See 2. a-mā.

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

1) Amatra (अमत्र):—(traṃ) 1. n. A vessel.

2) Amātra (अमात्र):—[a-mātra] (traḥ-trā-traṃ) a. Unelementary.

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

Amatra (अमत्र) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Amatta, Matta, Mattaga, Mattaya.

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Amatra 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

Amatra (ಅಮತ್ರ):—

1) [noun] a flattish metal vessel; a plate.

2) [noun] a pot; a vessel.

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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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