Kumantra, Ku-mantra: 4 definitions

Introduction

Kumantra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kumantra (कुमंत्र).—n S Evil counsel.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kumantra (कुमंत्र).—n Evil counsel. kumantrī m An evil counsellor, a wicked or foolish adviser.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kumantra (कुमन्त्र).—

1) bad advice.

2) a charm used to secure success in a bad cause.

Derivable forms: kumantraḥ (कुमन्त्रः).

Kumantra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ku and mantra (मन्त्र).

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

1) Kumantra (कुमन्त्र):—[=ku-mantra] [from ku] m. a bad advice, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] a bad charm, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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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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