Antakara, Anta-kara: 12 definitions


Antakara 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

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Antakara (अन्तकर) refers to the “death” (of a reigning prince or king), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 3), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the halo should be to the north of the sun there will be rain; if to the south there will be wind; if on both sides there will be fear from floods; if above the sun (towards the meridian) then the king, if below it (towards the horizon), then his subjects, will perish. If the sun (āditya) should be of blood colour when in mid-heaven, or if he should appear red by a dust storm the reigning prince will die [i.e., antakara]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

antakara : (adj.) putting an end to.

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

Antakara refers to: putting an end to, (n.) a deliverer, saviour; usually in phrase dukkhass’a. (of the Buddha) M.I, 48, 531; A.II, 2; III, 400 sq.; Th.1, 195; It.18; Sn.32, 337, 539; Pug.71. In other combn. A.II, 163 (vijjāy’); Sn.1148 (pañhān’). —

Note: antakara is a Pali compound consisting of the words anta and kara.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Antakara (अन्तकर).—a. causing death or destruction, fatal, mortal, destructive; क्षत्रिया- न्तकरणोऽपि विक्रमः (kṣatriyā- ntakaraṇo'pi vikramaḥ) R.11.75 causing the destruction of; राज्यान्तकरणावेतौ द्वौ दोषौ पृथिवीक्षिताम् (rājyāntakaraṇāvetau dvau doṣau pṛthivīkṣitām) Manusmṛti 9.221; अहमन्तकरो नूनं ध्वान्तस्येव दिवाकरः (ahamantakaro nūnaṃ dhvāntasyeva divākaraḥ) Bk.

Antakara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms anta and kara (कर). See also (synonyms): antakaraṇa, antakārin.

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

Antakara (अन्तकर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Causing death, mortal, destructive. E. anta, and kara what makes.

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

Antakara (अन्तकर).—[anta-kara], adj., f. , Causing death, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 94, 11.

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

Antakara (अन्तकर).—[adjective] making an end, destroying (mostly —°).

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

Antakara (अन्तकर):—[=anta-kara] [from anta] mfn. causing death, mortal, destructive.

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

Antakara (अन्तकर):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-raḥ-rī-ram) Causing death, de-stroying. (The femin. ºrā is grammatically incorrect.) E. anta and kara (kṛ, kṛt aff. ṭa).

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

Antakara (अन्तकर):—[anta-kara] (raḥ-rā-raṃ) a. Causing death.

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Antakara 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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