Hantri, Hantṛ: 8 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Hantṛ can be transliterated into English as Hantr or Hantri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra
Hantṛ (हन्तृ) refers to the “killer (of villains)”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 15.4cd-7ab, while describing protection rituals]—“Since all Rakṣasas run away and are killed, then O Devi, I call [white mustard seeds] rakṣoghna. They spread on Earth and in all battles between demons and the chiefs of gods. [Mustard seeds] are employed as killers of villains (duṣṭa-hantṛ) in order to accomplish the destruction of enemies. Since their purpose is accomplished then they are called white mustard on Earth. They take away pride in evil-minded spirits”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Hantṛ (हन्तृ).—a. (-ntrī f.) [हन्-तृच् (han-tṛc)]
1) One who strikes or kills, striking, killer; न तादृशं भवत्येनो मृगहन्तुर्धनार्थिनः (na tādṛśaṃ bhavatyeno mṛgahanturdhanārthinaḥ) Manusmṛti 5. 34; Kumārasambhava 2.2.
2) One who removes, destroys, counteracts &c. -m.
1) A slayer, killer.
2) A thief, robber.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ntā) 1. A murderer, a slayer. 2. A thief, a robber. 3. A measure of food, four times four double handfuls. f. (-ntrī) 1. Who or what strikes or kills. 2. One who destroys or removes. E. han to kill, tṛc Unadi aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hantṛ (हन्तृ).—[han + tṛ], m. 1. A murderer, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 34. 2. A theif, a robber. 3. One who injures, [Hitopadeśa] i. [distich] 76, M. M. (kārya-, another’s interest).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hantṛ (हन्तृ).—([genetive]) & hantṛ ([accusative]) slaying, slayer.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Hantṛ (हन्तृ):—[from han] hantṛ or hantṛ, mf(trī)n. (the former with [genitive case], the latter with [accusative]) slaying, killing, a slayer, killer, murderer, robber, disturber, destroyer (-tva n.), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.
2) [v.s. ...] m. a [particular] measure of food, [Horace H. Wilson]
3) Hantrī (हन्त्री):—[from hantṛ > han] f. See next.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Hantṛ (हन्तृ):—(ntā) 4. m. A murderer; four times four double handfuls of food.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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