Damshtrin, Daṃṣṭrī, Daṃṣṭrin, Damshtri: 17 definitions
Damshtrin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
The Sanskrit terms Daṃṣṭrī and Daṃṣṭrin can be transliterated into English as Damstri or Damshtri or Damstrin or Damshtrin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Daṃṣṭrī (दंष्ट्री).—A monkey chief.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 233.
Daṃṣṭrī (दंष्ट्री) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIV.8.24, XIV.8) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Daṃṣṭrī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)
Daṃṣṭrin (दंष्ट्रिन्) refers to a “tusked (or fanged) animal”, and is mentioned in verse 2.40-44 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] the shadow of a slope, the enemy of a king, a beast of prey, a tusked (fanged) animal [viz., daṃṣṭrin], and horned cattle; intercourse with wicked, dishonourable, and over-shrewd (people and) quarrel with superiors [...] (all these things) one shall eschew. In all activities of a wise (man) the world alone (is) his teacher”.
Note: Daṃṣṭrin, which has changed places with vyāla, signifies any being possessed of tusks (elephant, boar, etc.) or fangs (lion, tiger, leopard, hyena, poisonous snake, etc.). The Tibetans have confined it to sbrul gdug (“poisonous snake”); the exact correspondent would be mche-ba-can.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira
Daṃṣṭrin (दंष्ट्रिन्) refers to “tusked animals”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Lunar and solar eclipses terminate in ten ways [...] If, within the said period [i.e., seven days], there should occur any meteoric fall, the ministers will die; if clouds of various hues should appear, mankind will suffer from various fears; if clouds should begin to roar, there will be miscarriage of pregnancy; if lightning should appear, rulers and tusked animals [i.e., daṃṣṭrin] will suffer. [...]”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Daṃṣṭrin (दंष्ट्रिन्) refers to one of the eight Guardians (kṣetrapāla-aṣṭaka) associated with Oṃkārapīṭha (also called Oḍḍiyāna, Ādipīṭha or Uḍapīṭha), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—[...] The eight guardians (kṣetrapālāṣṭaka): Kāla, Ḍāmara, Laṃboṣṭa, Daṃṣṭrin, Dundhubhi, Dāruṇa, Durdhara, Raudra
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Tusked, having large teeth; Manusmṛti 1.89.
2) Biting or wounding with the teeth.
3) Carnivorous. -m.
1) A wild boar; हन्तुमर्हति शरेण दंष्ट्रिणम् (hantumarhati śareṇa daṃṣṭriṇam) Kirātārjunīya 13.5.
2) A snake.
3) A hyena.
4) Any animal with tusks.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Daṃṣṭrin (दंष्ट्रिन्).—mfn. (-ṣṭrī-ṣṭriṇī-ṣṭri) 1. Biting or wounding with the teeth, (any animal, &c.) 2. Tusked, having tusks or sharp teeth. 3. Carnivorous. m. (-ṣṭrī) 1. A hog. 2. A snake. E. daṃṣṭrā a tooth, and ini aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Daṃṣṭrin (दंष्ट्रिन्).—i. e. daṃṣṭra + in, m. Any animal having teeth, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 29.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Daṃṣṭṛ (दंष्टृ).—[masculine] biter.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Daṃṣṭrin (दंष्ट्रिन्).—[adjective] tusked; [masculine] beast of prey or snake.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Daṃṣṭṛ (दंष्टृ):—[from daṃś] m. a biter, [Atharva-veda x, 4, 26.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Daṃṣṭrin (दंष्ट्रिन्):—[from daṃṣṭrika > daṃś] mfn. ([gana] vrīhy-ādi) tusked
2) [v.s. ...] m. an animal with tusks, [Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata] etc.
3) [v.s. ...] Śiva, [xiv, 205]
4) [v.s. ...] a wild boar, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] a hyena, [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa]
6) [v.s. ...] a snake, [Harivaṃśa 12496.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Daṃṣṭrin (दंष्ट्रिन्):—(ṣṭrī) 5. m. A hog; a snake. a. Biting; tusked.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Daṃṣṭri (ದಂಷ್ಟ್ರಿ):—[noun] that which has a tusk, as a wild boar.
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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