Hanta, Hantā, Hamta: 13 definitions

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Hanta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Hantā (हन्ता).—One of the 20 of Amitābha gaṇa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 16.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

hantā (हंता).—a S That strikes or hits. 2 That kills.

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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

Hanta (हन्त).—ind. A particle implying

1) Joy, surprise, flurry (oh !); हन्त भो लब्धं मया स्वास्थ्यम् (hanta bho labdhaṃ mayā svāsthyam) Ś.4; हन्त प्रवृत्तं संगीतकम् (hanta pravṛttaṃ saṃgītakam) M.1.

2) Compassion, pity; पुत्रक हन्त ते धानाकाः (putraka hanta te dhānākāḥ) G. M.

3) Grief (oh !, alas !); हन्त धिङ् मामधन्यम् (hanta dhiṅ māmadhanyam) U.1. 42;

-smarāmi hanta smarāmi U.1; काचमूल्येन विकीतो हन्त चिन्तामणिर्मया (kācamūlyena vikīto hanta cintāmaṇirmayā) Śānti.1.12; Me.16.

4) Good luck or benediction.

5) It is often used as an inceptive particle (expressive of an exhortation to do any thing, or asking attention); हन्तास्मिञ्जन्मनि भवान्न मां द्रष्टुमिहार्हति (hantāsmiñjanmani bhavānna māṃ draṣṭumihārhati) Bhāg. 1.6.22; Bṛ. Up.2.4.1; हन्त ते कथयिष्यामि (hanta te kathayiṣyāmi) Rām.

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

Hanta (हन्त).—Ind. 1. An inceptive particle. 2. An exclamation of grief, (ah, alas !) 3. Of pity. 4. Of pleasure. 5. Of hurry or haste. 6. Of joy. 7. Of surprise. E. han to kill, ta aff.

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

Hanta (हन्त).—I. An inceptive particle, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 2. ed. 69, 44. Ii. An interjection. 1. Of grief, pity, Alas! [Mālatīmādhava, (ed. Calc.)] 24, 6; [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 13, 17. 2. Of pleasure, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 10, 9; [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 37, 5; joy, ib. 39, 15. 3. Of hurry, [Śṛṅgāratilaks] 14. 4. Of surprise, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 142, 10.

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

Hanta (हन्त).—interj. come! go to! well! often repeated or [with] .

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

Hanta (हन्त):—ind. an exclamation or inceptive particle (expressive of an exhortation to do anything or asking attention, and often translatable by ‘come on!’ ‘here!’ ‘look!’ ‘see!’ in later language also expressive of grief, joy, pity, haste, benediction etc. and translatable by ‘alas!’ ‘ah!’ ‘oh!’ etc.; often repeated or joined with other particles e.g. hā hanta, hanta hanta, hanta tarhi), [Ṛg-veda]; etc.

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

Hanta (हन्त):—interj. Of grief, (alas!) pity; pleasure; haste.

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

Hanta (हन्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Haṃtā.

[Sanskrit to German]

Hanta 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Hanta in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a slayer, murderer..—hanta (हंता) is alternatively transliterated as Haṃtā.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Haṃtā (हंता) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Hanta.

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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

Haṃta (ಹಂತ):—

1) [noun] a solemn promise or pledge dedicating oneself to an act, service or way of life; a vow; a pledge.

2) [noun] utterly unyielding and quarrelsome in attitude; adamancy.

3) [noun] a striving in competition or rivalry with another; a vying.

4) [noun] any game of uncertainty played with a wager.

5) [noun] (in gen.) any game played by two teams to establish supremacy of one over other.

6) [noun] a pledge of a forfeit risked on some uncertain outcome; wager; a bet.

7) [noun] haughtiness; insolence; disdain; arrogance.

8) [noun] an announcement, declaration or narration made in an open or ostentatious way.

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Haṃta (ಹಂತ):—

1) [noun] a rest for the foot in climbing; a step; a rung; a stair.

2) [noun] a level or degree in a process of development, growth or change; a stage.

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Haṃta (ಹಂತ):—

1) [noun] a way beaten, formed or trodden by the people; a path.

2) [noun] a right course of action procedure.

3) [noun] one’s status, rank, position or office.

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Haṃta (ಹಂತ):—[independent] a term used to express one’s disgust, disappointment, contempt, etc.

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Haṇta (ಹಣ್ತ):—

1) [adjective] fully grown or developed; ripe.

2) [adjective] mature as in judgement, knowledge, etc.; ripe.

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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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