Duratman, Dur-atman, Durātman: 9 definitions


Duratman 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Durātman (दुरात्मन्) refers to an “evil-minded person”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.28. Accordingly as Satī said to Śiva:—“[...] O Śiva, lord of all, you by whom sacrifice becomes fruitful have not been invited by my father, thus he has committed a foul deed. Hence, O Śiva, I wish to know the trend of thought of that evil-minded person (durātman) as well as that of the celestial sages and all other wicked persons assembled there”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Durātman (दुरात्मन्).—a. evil-natured, low, wicked, vile, base, mean; ये च प्राहुर्दुरात्मानो दुराराध्या महीभुजः (ye ca prāhurdurātmāno durārādhyā mahībhujaḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.39. (-m.) a rascal, villain, scoundrel.

Durātman is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dur and ātman (आत्मन्).

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

Durātman (दुरात्मन्).—mfn. (-tmā-tmā-tma) Vile, wicked, bad. m.

(-tmā) A rascal, a scoundrel, a villain. E. dur, and ātman soul. duṣṭaḥ ātmā antaḥ karaṇaṃ yasya .

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

Durātman (दुरात्मन्).—[adjective] of bad nature, evil, wicked.

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

Durātman (दुरात्मन्):—[=dur-ātman] [from dur] mfn. evil-natured, wicked, bad, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

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

Durātman (दुरात्मन्):—[durā+tman] (tmā-tmā-tma) a. Vile, base.

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

Durātman (दुरात्मन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Durappa.

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Duratman 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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