Kamatantra, Kāmatantra, Kama-tantra, Kamatamtra: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Kamatantra in Ayurveda glossary
Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Kāmatantra (कामतन्त्र) refers to the “manual of love”, mentioned in verse 3.38 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] And on a moonbeam-flooded palace-roof garden (one shall fix) at night one’s bedstead. From him whose mind is at ease, (who is) moist with sandal (and) adorned with garlands, by whom the manual of love has been put aside [viz., nivṛtta-kāmatantra], (and) whose clothes are very thin and fine”.

Note: nivṛtta-kāmatantra (“by whom the manual of love has been put aside”) has been interchanged with susūkṣmatanuvāsas and converted into the main clause: ’dod-pai rgyun-las ldog-par bya—“one shall turn away from the stream of love”. Although fitting the context, there can be no doubt whatever that rgyun “stream” is simply corrupt for rgyud, the proper equivalent of tantra “manual”.—ldog-pa has been replaced in CD by the synonymous dog-pa.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kamatantra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kāmatantra (कामतन्त्र).—Name of a work.

Derivable forms: kāmatantram (कामतन्त्रम्).

Kāmatantra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāma and tantra (तन्त्र).

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

Kāmatantra (कामतन्त्र).—[neuter] the book of love, T. of a work.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Kāmatantra (कामतन्त्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—tantra. Quoted in Śaktiratnākara Oxf. 101^b, by Śivarāma on Vāsavadattā 283, Prāṇatoṣiṇī p. 2.

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

Kāmatantra (कामतन्त्र):—[=kāma-tantra] [from kāma] n. Name of [work]

[Sanskrit to German]

Kamatantra 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kamatantra in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kāmataṃtra (ಕಾಮತಂತ್ರ):—[noun] = ಕಾಮಸೂತ್ರ [kamasutra].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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