Tampanam, Tampaṉam: 1 definition


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Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Tampaṉam (தம்பனம்) noun < stambhana.

1. Arresting the natural forces; making stiff or rigid; paralysing; இயக்கத்தைத் தடுத்துத் தம்பிக் கச்செய்கை. [iyakkathaith thaduthuth thambig kacheykai.]

2. Magic art of paralysing a person’s activity, one of aṣṭa-karumam, q.v.; அஷ்ட கருமத்துள் ஒருவனியக்கத்தை மந்திரத்தால் தடுத்துக் கட்டுகை. [ashda karumathul oruvaniyakkathai manthirathal thaduthug kattugai.]

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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