Tamastati, Tamas-tati: 6 definitions



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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tamastati (तमस्तति).—spreading darkness.

Derivable forms: tamastatiḥ (तमस्ततिः).

Tamastati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tamas and tati (तति).

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

Tamastati (तमस्तति).—f.

(-tiḥ) Great or diffusive darkness. E. tamas darkness, and tati a spreading.

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

Tamastati (तमस्तति):—[=tamas-tati] [from tamas > tam] f. idem, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Tamastati (तमस्तति):—[tama-stati] (tiḥ) 2. f. Great or extensive darkness.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Tamastati (तमस्तति):—(tamas + 2. tati) f. dichte Finsterniss, zur Erkl. von tamisrā [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 3, 560.] [Medinīkoṣa Rāmāyaṇa 162.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Tamastati (तमस्तति):—f. dichte Finsterniss.

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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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