Himsrayantra, aka: Hiṃsrayantra, Himsra-yantra; 2 Definition(s)


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Hiṃsrayantra (हिंस्रयन्त्र).—

1) a trap.

2) a mystical text used for malevolent purposes.

Derivable forms: hiṃsrayantram (हिंस्रयन्त्रम्).

Hiṃsrayantra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hiṃsra and yantra (यन्त्र).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hiṃsrayantra (हिंस्रयन्त्र).—n.

(-ntraṃ) 1. A trap. 2. A mystical text used for injurious purposes.

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