Antastha, Antasthā, Amtastha: 10 definitions


Antastha 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Antasthā (अन्तस्था).—f. also अन्तस्थः (antasthaḥ) semi-vowel; see under अन्तःस्थ (antaḥstha).

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Antasthā (अन्तस्था) means “to live inside (a certain place)”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Or else, (he may be an ascetic who) always lives in a cave [i.e., gahvara-antasthā] and eats roots, wears bark clothes, keeps silence and is firm (in the observance of his ascetic’s) vow; whether he has dreadlocks or shaved head, he is ever intent on the practice of chastity. He knows the reality of concentration and meditation and does not keep the company of the worldly(-minded). [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

antastha (अंतस्थ).—n (S) pop. antasta n Money &c. given secretly to bribe.

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antastha (अंतस्थ).—a (S) Secret, privy, held or done in a private place. 2 Also antasthita a Situated or standing within.

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

antastha (अंतस्थ).—a Secret; situated within.

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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 dictionary

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

1) Antastha (अन्तस्थ):—[=anta-stha] [from anta] mfn. standing at the end

2) [v.s. ...] See also antaḥ-stha.

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

Antastha (अन्तस्थ):—[tatpurusha compound] I. m. f. n.

(-sthaḥ-sthā-stham) Being, standing in the end. E. anta and stha. Ii. 1. m. f. n., 2. m. plur. and 3. f. The same as antaḥstha; the dropping of the Visarga being optional before s followed by a hard consonant.

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Antastha 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

Aṃtastha (ಅಂತಸ್ಥ):—[adjective] internal; lying or being within; inherent; immanent.

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Aṃtastha (ಅಂತಸ್ಥ):—

1) [noun] (gram.) any of the four consonants - ಯ, ರ, ಲ [ya, ra, la] and ವ.

2) [noun] that what one feels to be true; opinion.

3) [noun] the mind.

4) [noun] that which is kept in one’s mind from others; a secret.

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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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Nepali dictionary

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Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Antastha (अन्तस्थ):—adj. 1. located inside; internal; 2. situated at the end; final; 3. constant sounds; य, र, ल, व [ya, ra, la, va] ;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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