Tamoghna, Tamas-ghna: 5 definitions

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tamoghna (तमोघ्न).—

1) the sun.

2) the moon

3) fire.

4) Viṣṇu.

5) Śiva.

6) Knowledge.

7) a Buddha.

Derivable forms: tamoghnaḥ (तमोघ्नः).

Tamoghna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tamas and ghna (घ्न).

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

Tamoghna (तमोघ्न).—m.

(-ghnaḥ) 1. Fire. 2. The sun. 3. The moon. 4. The legislater Budd'Ha. 5. Vishnu. 6. Siva. E. tamas darkness, (physical or moral,) and ghna destroyer. tamo'ndhakāraṃ mohamajñānaṃ vā hanti tama-ṭhak .

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

Tamoghna (तमोघ्न).—i. e. tamas-ghna, m. The sun, Mahābhārata 3, 193.

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

Tamoghna (तमोघ्न).—[adjective] destroying darkness; [masculine] the sun.

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

1) Tamoghna (तमोघ्न):—[=tamo-ghna] [from tamo > tam] m. ‘destroying darkness’, the sun, [Mahābhārata iii, 193; vii, 6296]

2) [v.s. ...] the moon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] fire, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Viṣṇu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] Śiva

6) [v.s. ...] a Buddha (‘bodha, knowledge’ [Tārānātha tarkavācaspati’s Vācaspatyam, Sanskrit dictionary]), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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