Dantin: 11 definitions



Dantin means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dantin (दन्तिन्) refers to an “elephant”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.21. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] When Kāma (God of Love) reached the vicinity of Śiva, Spring spread all his splendour in accord with the inclination of the lord. [...] Drinking the nectar from her moon-face, Śiva stabilised his body. Sometimes he experienced exhilarating and particularly pleasing state. Just as a huge elephant (mahā-dantin) that is bound with ropes cannot have any other activity. He was also bound by the sweet fragrance of her lotus-like face, her beauty and her jocular pleasantries”.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Dantin (दन्तिन्) is the name of a Vīra (hero) who, together with the Ḍākinī named Dantinī forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Jalacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the jalacakra refers to one of the three divisions of the saṃbhoga-puṭa (‘enjoyment layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs and Vīras [viz., Dantin] are white in color; the shapes of their faces are in accordance with their names; they have four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife..

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dantin.—(IE 8-1-2), ‘eight’. Note: dantin is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dantin (दन्तिन्).—m. An elephant; Bv.1.6; तृणैर्गुणत्वमापन्नेर्बध्यन्ते मत्तदन्तिनः (tṛṇairguṇatvamāpannerbadhyante mattadantinaḥ) H.1.35; R.1.71; Ku. 16.2; दृष्ट्यैवाङ्कुशमुद्रया निगडितो दारिद्र्यदन्तावलः (dṛṣṭyaivāṅkuśamudrayā nigaḍito dāridryadantāvalaḥ) Sūktisundara 5.3. The Nm. adds: दन्ती तु वारणे, क्रोडे, श्वाने, व्याघ्रे, मृगा- धिपे । ओषधीनागहेरम्बसोमेष्वप्यथ (dantī tu vāraṇe, kroḍe, śvāne, vyāghre, mṛgā- dhipe | oṣadhīnāgaherambasomeṣvapyatha)...... ()||

See also (synonyms): dantāvala.

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

Dantin (दन्तिन्).—mfn. (-ntī-ntitī-nti) Toothed, tusked. m. (-ntī) 1. An elephant. 2. A mountain. E. danta a tooth, and ini possessive aff.

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

Dantin (दन्तिन्).—i.e. danta + in, m. An elephant, [Hitopadeśa] i. [distich] 30.

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

Dantin (दन्तिन्).—[adjective] having teeth or tusks; [masculine] elephant.

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

1) Dantin (दन्तिन्):—[from danta] mfn. tusked (Gaṇeśa), [Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā ii, 9, 1] (ti, [Taittirīya-āraṇyaka x, 1, 5])

2) [v.s. ...] m. an elephant, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] a mountain, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Dantin (दन्तिन्):—(ntī) 5. m. An elephant; a mountain. a. Tusked.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Dantin (दन्तिन्):—(von danta)

1) adj. mit Zähnen —, mit Fangzähnen u.s.w. versehen: mātaṅgairdantahastibhiḥ (d. i. dantibhirhastibhiśca) [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 6, 24.] —

2) m. a) Elephant [Amarakoṣa 2, 8, 2, 2.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1217.] [Mahābhārata 1, 288. 3, 12587. 4, 2096.] [Nalopākhyāna 26. 2.] [Raghuvaṃśa 1, 71.] [Hitopadeśa I, 30.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 13, 7. 20, 79.] [Prabodhacandrodaja 35, 3.] dantistha [Kumārasaṃbhava 16, 2] in [Oxforder Handschriften 117],a. dantimada m. der zur Brunstzeit aus den Schläfen des Elephanten träufelnde Saft [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma] — b) Berg [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 3, 1.] —

3) f. dantinī = dantī (s. u. danta) [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Dantin (दन्तिन्):——

1) Adj. mit Zähnen — , mit Fangzähnen versehen. Als Beiw. Gaṇeśa’s [Maitrāyaṇi 2,9,1.] —

2) m. — a) Elephant. — b) *Berg.

3) *f. Croton polyandrum [Rājan 6,160.]

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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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