Hantu, Hamtu: 9 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Hantu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

hantu : (m.) one who kills or strikes.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hantu (हन्तु).—

1) Killing, death; वधान्निवृत्तं तं भूयो हन्तवेऽत्रिरचोदयत् (vadhānnivṛttaṃ taṃ bhūyo hantave'triracodayat) Bhāg.4.19.15;11.5.5.

2) A bull.

Derivable forms: hantuḥ (हन्तुः).

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

Hantu (हन्तु).—m.

(-ntuḥ) 1. Death. 2. A bull. E. han to kill, tun aff.

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

Hantu (हन्तु).—[han + tu], m. 1. Death. 2. A bull.

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

Hantu (हन्तु).—[masculine] killing (hantum, hantave, hantavai & hantos infin. to han).

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

1) Hantu (हन्तु):—[from han] m. killing, slaying (cf. su-h and root), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a bull, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Hantu (हन्तु):—(ntuḥ) 2. m. Killing; death; a bull.

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Hantu 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Haṃtu (हंतु) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Hantṛ.

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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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