Isadanta, Īsādanta, Īsādantā, Ishadanta, Īṣādanta, Isha-danta: 7 definitions

Introduction

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 (?).

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

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).

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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).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

īsādanta : (adj.) having tusks as long as a plough-pole, i.e., an elephant.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Īsādanta refers to: having teeth (tusks) as long as a plough-pole (of an elephant) Vin. I, 352; M. I, 414; Vv 209 = 439 (= ratha-īsā-sadisa-danto); J. VI, 490 = 515. (Page 124)

Note: īsādanta is a Pali compound consisting of the words īsā and danta.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Īśādanta (ईशादन्त).—m.

(-ntaḥ) 1. An elephant with large tusks. 2. The tusk of an elephant. E. īśā and danta a tooth; whose tooth is of the size of a plough-shaft, or the tooth which is so.

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Īṣādanta (ईषादन्त).—m.

(-ntaḥ) An elephant with a large tusk or tooth. E. īṣā and danta a tooth: see īśādanta.

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

Īśādanta (ईशादन्त).—or

Īśādanta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms īśā and danta (दन्त).

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

1) Īṣādanta (ईषादन्त):—[=īṣā-danta] [from īṣā] mfn. having tusks as long as a pole

2) [v.s. ...] m. an elephant with a large tusk, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

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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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