Bahudantaka, Bāhudantaka, Bahu-dantaka: 5 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Bahudantaka in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bahudantaka (बहुदन्तक).—A book on the science of Ethics (Nītiśāstra), the work of Brahmā. It contains ten thousand chapters. This book was abridged into five thousand chapters by Purandara. (Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 69, Stanza 83).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bahudantaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bāhudantaka (बाहुदन्तक).—A treatise on moral duties said to be composed or abridged by Indra.

Derivable forms: bāhudantakam (बाहुदन्तकम्).

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Bāhudantaka (बाहुदन्तक).—Name of a Nītiśāstra treatise.

Derivable forms: bāhudantakam (बाहुदन्तकम्).

Bāhudantaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bāhu and dantaka (दन्तक).

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

Bāhudantaka (बाहुदन्तक):—[=bāhu-dantaka] [from bāhu] n. (with śāstra) Name of a treatise on morals abridged by Indra, [Mahābhārata] (cf. next).

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Bahudantaka 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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