Sutrayantra, Sūtrayantra, Sutra-yantra: 5 definitions

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Sutrayantra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Sūtrayantra (सूत्रयन्त्र) refers to “controlling or working by strings”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 18.13.—See notes.—Used as an adjective in Yogavāsiṣṭha, “controlled or tied with a string” (sūtrayantrapatatrivat) (Upaśama 15.15).

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sūtrayantra (सूत्रयन्त्र).—

1) 'a thread-machine', shuttle.

2) a weaver's loom; सूत्रयन्त्रजविशिष्टचेष्टयाश्चर्यसञ्जिबहुशालभञ्जिकः (sūtrayantrajaviśiṣṭaceṣṭayāścaryasañjibahuśālabhañjikaḥ) N.18.13.

3) a shuttle.

Derivable forms: sūtrayantram (सूत्रयन्त्रम्).

Sūtrayantra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sūtra and yantra (यन्त्र).

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

Sūtrayantra (सूत्रयन्त्र).—n.

(-ntraṃ) 1. A shuttle, a thread-machine. 2. A weaver’s loom. E. sūtra a thread, and yantra a machine.

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

Sūtrayantra (सूत्रयन्त्र).—n. 1. a loom. 2. a shuttle.

Sūtrayantra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sūtra and yantra (यन्त्र).

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

1) Sūtrayantra (सूत्रयन्त्र):—[=sūtra-yantra] [from sūtra > sūtr] n. a net (made) of yarn or coarse string, [Maitrī-upaniṣad]

2) [v.s. ...] a weaver’s loom, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a shuttle, [Horace H. Wilson]

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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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