Mantrika, Māntrika: 9 definitions
Mantrika 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.
Arthashastra (politics and welfare)Source: archive.org: Studies in Kautilya Vocabulary
Māntrika (मान्त्रिक) refers to a type of profession mentioned in the Śukranītisāra 2.128-188.—The Śukranītisāra is a Sanskrit work on ethics by Śukrācārya comprised of four chapters. The second chapter (uvarājādikṛtya, “the duties of the royal princes and the like”) describes a large number of varied topics, eg., it contains observations on the ministers, priests, sacive, treasury, a large number of officers and employees (such as a Māntrika).
Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
māntrika (मांत्रिक).—a (S) Arising from, done or produced by, relating to mantra (mystical verses, incantations &c.) Hence māntrika āmbā-bhāta-jhāḍa-rupayā-ghōḍā-vastū. 2 Acquainted with mantra.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
māntrika (मांत्रिक).—a Rising from; done or produced by mantra.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Māntrika (मान्त्रिक).—One who is conversant with charms or spells, a conjurer, sorcerer.
Derivable forms: māntrikaḥ (मान्त्रिकः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) One who is conversant with spells or incantations.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mantrika (मन्त्रिक).—i. e. mantra + ika, m. One who is conversant with charms, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 17, 8.
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Māntrika (मान्त्रिक).—i. e. mantra + ika, m. A sorcerer, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 102.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Māntrika (मान्त्रिक).—[masculine] reciter of a text or spell, enchanter, sorcerer.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mantrika (मन्त्रिक):—[from man] (ifc.) = mantrin (See sa-m).
2) Mantrikā (मन्त्रिका):—[from man] f. Name of an Upaniṣad (also kopan; cf. mantropaniṣad).
3) Māntrika (मान्त्रिक):—[from māntra] m. a reciter of spells, enchanter, sorcerer, [Rājataraṅgiṇī; Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā; Siṃhāsana-dvātriṃśikā or vikramāditya-caritra, jaina recension]
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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Ends with: Samantrika.
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