Danti, Dantī, Dānti, Damti: 16 definitions



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In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Dantī (दन्ती):—One of the sixty-seven Mahauṣadhi, as per Rasaśāstra texts (rasa literature). These drugs are useful for processing mercury (rasa), such as the alchemical processes known as sūta-bandhana and māraṇa.

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

1) Dantī (दन्ती):—A Sanskrit word referring to the “wild croton”, a plant species from the Euphorbiaceae (euphorbias) family, and is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. It is also known as Dantikā. Its official botanical name is Baliospermum montanum and is commonly referred to in english as “wild croton”, “wild castor” and “wild sultan seed”. It is found throughout the Himalayan tracts such as Khasi Hills and Kashmir.

This plant (Dantī) is also mentioned as a medicine used for the treatment of all major fevers, as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which forms the first chapter of the Sanskrit work called Mādhavacikitsā.

2) Dantī (दन्ती):—A Sanskrit word referring to “snaketooth” and is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. It is also known as Nāgavinnā. Its official botanical name is Baliospermum solanifolium. It is found throughout areas such as the Indochina, Himalayas and Yunnan.

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci

Dantī (दन्ती) refers to a medicinal plant known as Baliospermum solanifolium Suresh., and is mentioned in the 10th century Yogaśataka written by Pandita Vararuci.—The Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci is an example of this category. This book attracts reader by its very easy language and formulations which can be easily prepared and have small number of herbs (viz., Dantī). It describes only those formulations which are the most common and can be used in majority conditions of diseases.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Dantī (दन्ती) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Baliospermum montanum (Willd.) Muell.–Arg.” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning dantī] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Dantī (दन्ती, “elephant”) refers to the first of eight yoni (womb), according to the Mānasāra. It is also known by the name Gajā. Yoni is the fourth of the āyādiṣaḍvarga, or “six principles” that constitute the “horoscope” of an architectural or iconographic object. Their application is intended to “verify” the measurements of the architectural and iconographic object against the dictates of astrology that lay out the conditions of auspiciousness.

The particular yoni (e.g., dantī) of all architectural and iconographic objects (settlement, building, image) must be calculated and ascertained. This process is based on the principle of the remainder. An arithmetical formula to be used in each case is stipulated, which engages one of the basic dimensions of the object (breadth, length, or perimeter/circumference). The first, third, fifth and seventh yonis are considered auspicious and therefore to be preferred, and the rest, inauspicious and to be avoided.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

Danti is the name of a Gaṇa depicted in the Adi Kumbeswarar Temple (Ādi Kumbheśvara) in Kumbakonam (Kumbhakonam), representing a sacred place for the worship of Śiva.—The mūla-bera of the Ādi Kumbheśvar temple is liṅga. In the garbhagṛha, there is a liṅga with two Gaṇas named Danti and Munti.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dantī (दंती).—a (S) Having teeth--a comb, an elephant, a wheel &c.

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dantī (दंती).—f S A plant, Ficus parasitica.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dānti (दान्ति).—f. [dam-ktin]

1) Self-restraint, subjection, control.

2) The patient endurance of bodily mortifications, religious austerities &c.

3) Humiliation.

Derivable forms: dāntiḥ (दान्तिः).

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Dānti (दान्ति).—See under दम् (dam).

Derivable forms: dāntiḥ (दान्तिः).

See also (synonyms): dānta.

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

Dānti (दान्ति).—f.

(-ntiḥ) 1. The patient endurance of religious austerities or privations. 2. Subjection, humiliation. E. dam to tame, &c. affix ktin .

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

1) Dantī (दन्ती):—[from danta] f. = tikā, [Suśruta; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

2) [v.s. ...] (in music) Name of a composition

3) [v.s. ...] cf. ibha-dantā

4) [v.s. ...] kuḍmalaand krūra-a-dantī etc.

5) Danti (दन्ति):—[from danta] for tin q.v.

6) Dānti (दान्ति):—[from dānta] f. sell-restraint, patience, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Dānti (दान्ति):—(ntiḥ) 2. f. Patient endurance of austerities; subjection.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Dantī (दन्ती) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Daṃtī.

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Danti 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Daṃti (दंति) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Dantin.

2) Daṃtī (दंती) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Dantī.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Daṃṭi (ದಂಟಿ):—[noun] a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money; a whore; a prostitute.

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Daṃti (ದಂತಿ):—

1) [noun] a tusked elephant (but in gen. any elephant).

2) [noun] the plant Croton tigilium of Euphorbiaceae family.

3) [noun] its seed which is used as a purgative.

4) [noun] the plant Baliospermum montanum (= B. axillare, = Croton polyandrus of the same family.

5) [noun] the plant Datura stramonium of Solanaceae family.

6) [noun] the plant Anthericum tuberosum (= Chlorophytum tuberosum) of Liliaceae family.

7) [noun] (math.) a symbol for the number eight.

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Dāṃti (ದಾಂತಿ):—

1) [noun] = ದಾಂತತೆ [damtate].

2) [noun] an enduring of religious austerities.

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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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