Tanti, Tamti, Taṇṭi, Tāṇṭi, Tāṃtī: 14 definitions


Tanti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, biology, Tamil. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Tanti (तन्ति) refers to a “series (of cows)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.49 (“The delusion of Brahmā”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] O great God, O lord of gods, the ocean of mercy, you are the creator, the sustainer and the annihilator of everything. It is at your will that the entire world including the mobile and immobile is kept checked as the bulls amongst a series (tanti) of cows. After saying so I bowed to Him with palms joined in reverence. Viṣṇu and others too eulogised lord Śiva. On hearing the piteous eulogies made by me as well as by Viṣṇu and others lord Śiva became delighted. He granted me the boon of fearlessness delightedly. All were happy, O sage, and I rejoiced much”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Tanti (तन्ति).—A son of Nandana.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 46. 27.

1b) A Dhūmra Parāśara.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 201. 38.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Tanti in India is the name of a plant defined with Crotalaria verrucosa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Phaseolus bulai Blanco (among others).

2) Tanti is also identified with Croton tiglium It has the synonym Oxydectes pavanae Kuntze (etc.).

3) Tanti is also identified with Merremia turpethum It has the synonym Convolvulus turpethus L. (etc.).

4) Tanti in Sri Lanka is also identified with Terminalia bellirica It has the synonym Myrobalanus laurinoides (Teijsm. & Binn.) Kuntze (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Florae Fluminensis Icones (1831)
· Wuyi Science Journal (1982)
· Hortus Mauritianus (1837)
· FBI (1887)
· A Hand-book to the Flora of Ceylon (1931)
· Botanical Gazette (1907)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

tanti : (f.) a cord of lute; a secret text.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Tanti, (f.) (Vedic tantrī, see tanta) 1. the string or cord of a lute, etc.; thread made of tendon Vin. I, 182; Th. 2, 390 (cp. ThA. 257); J. IV, 389; DhA. I, 163; PvA. 151.—2. line, lineage (+paveṇi custom, tradition) J. VI, 380; DhA. I, 284. —dhara bearer of tradition Vism. 99 (+vaṃsânurakkhake & paveṇipolake).—3. a sacred text; a passage in the Scriptures Vism. 351 (bahu-peyyāla°); avimutta-tanti-magga DA. I, 2; MA. I, 2.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tanti (तन्ति).—f. [tan-karmaṇi ktic]

1) A cord, line, string; सासज्जत शिचस्तन्त्यां महिषी कालयन्त्रिता (sāsajjata śicastantyāṃ mahiṣī kālayantritā) Bhāgavata 7.2.52.

2) A row, series, (Mar. dāvaṇa); वत्सानां न तन्तयस्त इन्द्र (vatsānāṃ na tantayasta indra) Ṛgveda 6.24.4; यथा गावो नसि प्रोतास्तन्त्र्यां बद्धाः स्वदामभिः (yathā gāvo nasi protāstantryāṃ baddhāḥ svadāmabhiḥ) Bhāgavata 1.13.42.

3) Extension, expansion.

4) A cow.

5) A weaver.

Derivable forms: tantiḥ (तन्तिः).

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

Tanti (तन्ति).—m.

(-ntiḥ) A weaver. f.

(-ntiḥ) Expantion, extension. E. tan to stretch, affix ktic.

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

Tanti (तन्ति).—[feminine] cord, rope, line.

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Tantī (तन्ती).—[feminine] cord, rope, line.

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Tānti (तान्ति).—[feminine] choking, suffocation.

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

1) Tanti (तन्ति):—[from tan] a f. ([Pāṇini 6-4, 39; Kāśikā-vṛtti on iii, 3, 174 and vii, 2, 9]) a cord, line, string ([especially] a long line to which a series of calves are fastened by smaller cords), [Ṛg-veda vi, 24, 4; Bhāgavata-purāṇa [Scholiast or Commentator] on Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] xiii and, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra xx] (ifc.)

2) [v.s. ...] (ntī), [Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa iii, 6, 7 and 9]

3) [v.s. ...] extension, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a weaver, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] cf. 2. tati.

6) Tantī (तन्ती):—[from tan] f. = ti q.v.

7) [v.s. ...] See also vatsa-.

8) Tanti (तन्ति):—b , tantu, etc. See [column]1.

9) Tānti (तान्ति):—[from tānta] f. suffocation, [Āpastamba-śrauta-sūtra xii, 11, 8/9.]

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

Tanti (तन्ति):—(ntiḥ) 1. m. A weaver.

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Tanti in German

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Taṃtī (तंती) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Tantrī.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Taṃti (ತಂತಿ):—

1) [noun] a slender, string-like piece or filament of relatively rigid or flexible metal, usu. circular in section, of different diameters; a wire.

2) [noun] a slender cord of wire stretched on a musical instrument and bowed, plucked or struck to make a musical sound; a string.

3) [noun] a message transmitted by telegraph; telegram.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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