Antarmukha, Antar-mukha: 6 definitions


Antarmukha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Dhanurveda (science of warfare)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dhanurveda

Antarmukha (अन्तर्मुख) refers to a weapon (“a kind of scissors used in surgery”). It is a Sanskrit word defined in the Dhanurveda-saṃhitā, which contains a list of no less than 117 weapons. The Dhanurveda-saṃhitā is said to have been composed by the sage Vasiṣṭha, who in turn transmitted it trough a tradition of sages, which can eventually be traced to Śiva and Brahmā.

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Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

antarmukha (अंतर्मुख).—a S One ever absorbed in meditation (esp. upon the Deity); abstracted from sensuous objects and attent internally; contemplative.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

antarmukha (अंतर्मुख).—a Contemplative.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Antarmukha (अन्तर्मुख).—a.

-khī f.)

Antarmukha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms antar and mukha (मुख).

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

Antarmukha (अन्तर्मुख).—adj. (pendant to Sanskrit bahirmukha), turned towards (loc.): antarmukho nirvāṇe bahirmukhaḥ saṃsārād Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya iv.22.6; this (perhaps with MIndic antemukho or antomukho?) was surely the orig. reading in Divyāvadāna 1.18 (delete na; construe bahirmukhaḥ with the abl. as regularly).

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

1) Antarmukha (अन्तर्मुख):—[=antar-mukha] mfn. going into the mouth

2) [v.s. ...] turned inwards, [Mahāvīra-caritra]

3) [v.s. ...] n. a kind of scissors used in surgery, [Suśruta]

4) [v.s. ...] n. the interior of the mouth, [Vāmana’s Kāvyālaṃkāravṛtti]

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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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