Isadanta, aka: Īsādanta, Īsādantā, Ishadanta, Īṣādanta, Isha-danta; 3 Definition(s)
Isadanta means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
The Sanskrit term Īṣādanta can be transliterated into English as Isadanta or Ishadanta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
A class of elephants mentioned with Hemavatas and others (Vv.xx.9). They have trunks like the poles of a carriage, slightly curved (VvA.104).Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
īsādanta : (adj.) having tusks as long as a plough-pole, i.e., an elephant.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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.
Īṣādanta (ईषादन्त).—a. with projecting teeth. (-ntaḥ) 1 an elephant with a large tusk or tooth.
2) the handle of a plough; ईषादन्तः कुञ्जरं शात्रवीयम् (īṣādantaḥ kuñjaraṃ śātravīyam) Śi.18.38.
3) the tusk of an elephant.
Īṣādanta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms īṣā and danta (दन्त).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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