Damshtra, Daṃṣṭra, Damstra, Daṃṣṭrā: 7 definitions



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The Sanskrit terms Daṃṣṭra and Daṃṣṭrā can be transliterated into English as Damstra or Damshtra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Damshtra in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Daṃṣṭrā (दंष्ट्रा).—A daughter of Krodhavaśa and a wife of Pulaha;1 gave birth to lions, tigers, elephants, etc.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 172; Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 205.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 412.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Daṃṣṭra (दंष्ट्र) denoting a prominent tooth, ‘tusk’, or ‘fang’ of an animal, occurs often from the Rigveda onwards.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Daṃṣṭrā (दंष्ट्रा).—[daṃś-ṣṭran ṭāp] A large tooth, tusk, fang; Rām. 2.7.2; प्रसह्य मणिमुद्धरेन्मकरवक्त्रदंष्ट्राङ्कुरात् (prasahya maṇimuddharenmakaravaktradaṃṣṭrāṅkurāt) Bh.2.4; R.2.46; दंष्ट्राभङ्गं मृगाणामधिपतय इव व्यक्तमानावलेपा नाज्ञाभङ्गं सहन्ते नृवर नृपतयस्त्वादृशाः सार्वभौमाः (daṃṣṭrābhaṅgaṃ mṛgāṇāmadhipataya iva vyaktamānāvalepā nājñābhaṅgaṃ sahante nṛvara nṛpatayastvādṛśāḥ sārvabhaumāḥ) || Mu.3.22.

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

Daṃṣṭrā (दंष्ट्रा).—f.

(-ṣṭrā) A large tooth, a tusk. E. daṃś to bite, affix ṣṭran, and ṭāp fem. aff.

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

Daṃṣṭra (दंष्ट्र).—i. e. daṃś + tra, n. and f. , A tusk, a large tooth, [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 39, 11; [Pañcatantra] 55, 15.

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

Daṃṣṭra (दंष्ट्र).—[masculine] daṃṣṭrā [feminine] large tooth, tusk, fang.

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

1) Daṃṣṭra (दंष्ट्र):—[from daṃś] m. a large tooth, tusk, fang, [Ṛg-veda ii, 13, 4; x, 87, 3; Atharva-veda] etc.

2) Daṃṣṭrā (दंष्ट्रा):—[from daṃṣṭra > daṃś] a f. ([gana] ajādi & [Pāṇini 3-2, 182]) idem, [Śikṣā; Mahābhārata etc.]

3) Daṃṣṭra (दंष्ट्र):—[from daṃś] cf. ayo-, aṣṭa-, aṣṭā-, catur-, tīkṣṇa-, bhagna-, raudra-, su-.

4) Daṃṣṭrā (दंष्ट्रा):—[from daṃś] b f. of ra.

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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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