Mushtibandha, Muṣṭibandha, Mushti-bandha: 4 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Muṣṭibandha can be transliterated into English as Mustibandha or Mushtibandha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) clenching the fist.
2) a handful.
Derivable forms: muṣṭibandhaḥ (मुष्टिबन्धः).
Muṣṭibandha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms muṣṭi and bandha (बन्ध).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Muṣṭibandha (मुष्टिबन्ध) or Muṣṭi-saṃbandha.—m., a particular technique of grasping (the bow) with the fist (see s.v. muṣṭi); several times muṣṭi-b° is mentioned in a list of arts to be mastered by a prince: Mvy 4978; LV 156.12; Divy 100.12 and 442.7, along with pada-bandha or pāda°, and (in all but Divy 100.12) also śikhā-bandha; in both Divy passages these words are directly followed by dūra- vedha, which occurs not far away in Mvy (4991). That [Page436-a+ 71] a manner of wielding the bow is meant is suggested by the context in all, and proved by Mv ii.82.17 muṣṭisaṃ- bandho ca, yatra nāma vārāṇasyāṃ sthitena kāṇḍaṃ kṣiptaṃ. Tibetan on Mvy and LV ḥdzin staṅs, grasping posture.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ndhaḥ) Clenching the fist. E. muṣṭi the fist, bandha binding.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Muṣṭibandha (मुष्टिबन्ध):—[=muṣṭi-bandha] [from muṣṭi > muṣ] m. = -karaṇa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as Amarasiṃha, Halāyudha, Hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] closing the hand (in taking hold of anything), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as Amarasiṃha, Halāyudha, Hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] a handful, [Pāṇini 3-3, 36. [Scholiast or Commentator]] (dham ind., [Kāśikā-vṛtti on Pāṇini 3-4, 4]).
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