Mantravid, Mantra-vid: 6 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mantravid (मन्त्रविद्).—see मन्त्रज्ञ (mantrajña) above.

Mantravid is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mantra and vid (विद्).

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

Mantravid (मन्त्रविद्).—[mantra-vid], I. adj. 1. Conversant with the Vedas, [Johnson's Selections from the Mahābhārata.] 42, 51. 2. Conversant with charms, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 187, 9. Ii. m. 1. A spy. 2. A counsellor, Chr. 55, 6. 3. A priest.

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

Mantravid (मन्त्रविद्).—[adjective] knowing sacred texts or magical incantations.

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

1) Mantravid (मन्त्रविद्):—[=mantra-vid] [from mantra > man] mfn. knowing s° t°, [Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] knowing magical formulas (superl. -vittarma), [Daśakumāra-carita]

3) [v.s. ...] skilled in counsel, [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a counsellor or a learned Brāhman or a spy, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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