Mahayantra, Mahāyantra: 6 definitions


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

Mahāyantra (महायन्त्र).—n.

(-ntraṃ) Any great mechanical work, as a lock, or dyke, &c. E. mahā and yantra mechanical contrivance.

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

Mahāyantra (महायन्त्र).—n. any great mechanical work, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 63.

Mahāyantra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and yantra (यन्त्र).

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

Mahāyantra (महायन्त्र):—[=mahā-yantra] [from mahā > mah] n. a gr° mechanical work, [Mahābhārata]

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

Mahāyantra (महायन्त्र):—[mahā-yantra] (ntraṃ) 1. n. Any great mechanical work or instrument.

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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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