Mantratantra, Mantra-tantra: 3 definitions


Mantratantra 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

[«previous (M) next»] — Mantratantra in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mantratantra (मंत्रतंत्र).—m pl (mantra & tantra here a form of redup.) Charms and spells; schemes and devices; contrivances and expedients. v laṭapaṭa, ḍagamaga, ḍaḷamaḷa, kōsaḷa, ḍhāsaḷa, ḍhakala, hara & g. of s. (i. e. To have one's plans and projects dished, smashed, marred; to be utterly baffled or foiled).

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

mantratantra (मंत्रतंत्र).—m pl Charms and spells. Schemes and devices.

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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

[«previous (M) next»] — Mantratantra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mantratantra (मन्त्रतन्त्र).—see अमन्त्र (amantra).

Mantratantra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mantra and tantra (तन्त्र).

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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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