Mantrika, aka: Māntrika; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

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.

In Hinduism

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

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).

Source: archive.org: Studies in Kautilya Vocabulary
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

māntrika (मांत्रिक).—a Rising from; done or produced by mantra.

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

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Māntrika (मान्त्रिक).—One who is conversant with charms or spells, a conjurer, sorcerer.

Derivable forms: māntrikaḥ (मान्त्रिकः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Māntrika (मान्त्रिक).—m.

(-kaḥ) One who is conversant with spells or incantations.

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