Dantin: 7 definitions

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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 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 geogprahy

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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English 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.

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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. 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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