Dantakhalin, Danta-khalin: 1 definition

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Dantakhalin 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dantakhalin (दन्तखलिन्).—m. one who uses his teeth for a mortar, (grinding grain to be eaten between his teeth), an anchorite; cf. Manusmṛti 6.17; Rām.3.6; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 13.141.14.

Dantakhalin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms danta and khalin (खलिन्). See also (synonyms): dantolūkhalika.

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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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