Atantra, Atamtra: 7 definitions


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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Atantra (अतन्त्र).—Implying no specific purpose: not intended to teach anything, अविवक्षित (avivakṣita); e.g. ह्रस्वग्रहणमतन्त्रम् (hrasvagrahaṇamatantram) Kāś and Si. Kau. on तस्यादित उदात्तमर्धह्रस्वम् (tasyādita udāttamardhahrasvam) P.1.2.32: cf. also अतन्त्रं तरनिर्देशः (atantraṃ taranirdeśaḥ) (the use of तरप् (tarap) does not necessarily convey the sense of the comparative degree in Pāṇini's rules) M. Bh. on P. I.2.33. This statement has been given as a distinct Paribhāṣa by Vyāḍi and Sākaṭāyana. The author of the Mahābhāṣya appears to have quoted it from the writings of Vyāḍi and the earlier grammarians See also M. Bh. on अल्पाच्तरम् (alpāctaram) P. II.2.34.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Atantra (अतन्त्र).—a. [na. ba.]

1) Having no ropes or musical strings (as a musical instrument); नातन्त्री वाद्यते वीणा (nātantrī vādyate vīṇā) Rām.

2) Unrestrained; not necessarily binding; not being the object of the rule under consideration; ह्रस्वग्रहणमतन्त्रम्, क्लीबत्वं °न्त्रम् (hrasvagrahaṇamatantram, klībatvaṃ °ntram) Sk. Something which is not intended; on which there is no emphasis or stress (vārttika

3) Without formulas or empirical actions.

4) Not (having the binding force of) a scientific statement; तत्राविज्ञातग्रहणमतन्त्रमिति कल्प्येत (tatrāvijñātagrahaṇamatantramiti kalpyeta) | ŚB. on MS.6.1.7.

-tvam meaninglessness, superfluity, superfluous nature. किं तु इतरस्मिन् पक्षे बाध्यतेतरां श्रुतिः । ऐन्द्रशब्दस्यातन्त्रत्वात् (kiṃ tu itarasmin pakṣe bādhyatetarāṃ śrutiḥ | aindraśabdasyātantratvāt) | ŚB. on MS.6.4.29.

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

1) Atantra (अतन्त्र):—[=a-tantra] mfn. having no cords

2) [v.s. ...] having no (musical) strings

3) [v.s. ...] unrestrained

4) [v.s. ...] n. not the object of a rule or of the rule under consideration.

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

Atantra (अतन्त्र):—I. [tatpurusha compound] n.

(-ntram) Not the object of a rule or of the rule in question. E. a neg. and tantra. Ii. [bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.

(-ntraḥ-ntrī-ntram) 1) Having no string or rope &c.

2) Unrestrained. See tantra. E. a priv. and tantra.

[Sanskrit to German]

Atantra 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

Ataṃtra (ಅತಂತ್ರ):—

1) [adjective] not having or bound by or held by a string or a thread.

2) [adjective] not having a leader, guide or a manager.

3) [adjective] unrestrained; not bound by moral or social rules.

4) [adjective] not secured; not fixed; having no hopes of security.

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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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