Tantri, Tamtri, Tantrī: 13 definitions


Tantri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, biology. 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: academia.edu: The Yoga of the Mālinīvijayottaratantra

Tantrī (तन्त्री) or Tantrīghoṣa refers to the “sounds of a stick-zither” and represents one of the ten kinds of sounds (śabda) according to Jayaratha (author of the 13th century commentary Tantrālokaviveka on Abhinavagupta’s Tantrāloka) and the Haṃsa-upaniṣad. Jayaratha cites the Brahmayāmala passage giving this order of the ten sounds (e.g., Tantrī).

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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

1) Tantri in India is the name of a plant defined with Dillenia pentagyna in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Dillenia hainanensis Merrill.

2) Tantri is also identified with Tinospora cordifolia It has the synonym Menispermum cordifolium Willd. (etc.).

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

· Indian Journal of Pharmacology (2003)
· Ethnobotany (2004)
· Quarterly Journal of Mythic Society (1963)
· Taxon (1980)
· Annals and Magazine of Natural History (1851)
· Ethnobotany (2002)

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tantrī (तंत्री).—f (tantra S) A wire. 2 The win̤a or Indian lute.

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tantrī (तंत्री).—a (S) Chorded, stringed, having chords or wires. 2 Spun, woven, made of threads. 3 Having a tantra q. v. Hence deep, designing, plotting, schemeful.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

tantrī (तंत्री).—f A wire. The Indian lute a String- ed. Spun. Fig. Deep, designing.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tantri (तन्त्रि) or Tantrī (तन्त्री).—f.

1) A string, cord; न लङ्घयेद्वत्सतन्त्रीम् (na laṅghayedvatsatantrīm) Manusmṛti 4.38.

2) A bow-string.

3) The wire of a lute; इमास्तन्त्रीः सुमधुराः (imāstantrīḥ sumadhurāḥ) Rām.7.93.13; तन्त्रीमार्द्रां नयनसलिलैः सारयित्वा कथंचित् (tantrīmārdrāṃ nayanasalilaiḥ sārayitvā kathaṃcit) Meghadūta 88.

4) A sinew.

5) A tail.

6) A young woman having peculiar qualities.

7) A lute.

8) Name of the plant Amṛtā.

Derivable forms: tantriḥ (तन्त्रिः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Tantrī (तन्त्री).—name of a daughter of Māra according to Mahāvastu iii.281.15; 283.15; 284.3; 286.6. The Mahāvastu is clearly secondary here; thruout most of the passage it mentions only two daughters of Māra, Tantrī and Arati, but in 286.6 three, the third being Rati. Originally (Lalitavistara 378.4 ff.; Pali, see Childers s.v. Ragā) there were three, Tṛṣṇā, Arati, and Rati (or, in Pali, Ragā, SN i.124.15 ff.). It is clear that Mahāvastu replaces Tṛṣṇā by Tantrī. Could it be a corruption of MIndic *Taṇhī = [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] tṛṣṇī, q.v. ? Or is the corruption based on some form of the numeral for three (which is lost in Mahāvastu except in the final verse), compare tās tisro…Lalitavistara 378.4 ?

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

Tantri (तन्त्रि).—1. for tantrī (see tantra), [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 28, 26. 2. for tandri, Mahābhārata 13, 6538 (ought to be corrected; also

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Tantrī (तन्त्री).—see tantra.

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

1) Tantrī (तन्त्री):—[from tantra > tan] a f(īs; ī). (īs cf. [Pāṇini 5-4, 159; Kāśikā-vṛtti]; ī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) = ntī, [Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa iii, 6, 7 and; Bhāgavata-purāṇa iii, 15, 8] ([varia lectio] for ntī; See also vatsatantrī)

2) [v.s. ...] the wire or string of a lute, [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra xvii; Lāṭyāyana iv, 1, 2; Kauśika-sūtra] etc. (tri, [Rāmāyaṇa vi, 28, 26])

3) [v.s. ...] ([figuratively]) the strings of the heart, [Harivaṃśa 3210] ([varia lectio])

4) [v.s. ...] any tubular vessel of the body, sinew, vein, [Pāṇini 5-4, 159]

5) [v.s. ...] the plant trikā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] a girl with peculiar qualities, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] Name of a river, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] cf. ku-tantrī.

9) Tantri (तन्त्रि):—[from tan] f. = trī q.v.

10) [v.s. ...] [varia lectio] for ndri.

11) Tantrī (तन्त्री):—[from tan] b f. of tra q.v.

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

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

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Tantri in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) a practitioner of enchantments; a stringed musical instrument—a lyre..—tantri (तंत्री) is alternatively transliterated as Taṃtrī.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Taṃtri (ತಂತ್ರಿ):—

1) [noun] = ತಂತ್ರವೇದಿ [tamtravedi].

2) [noun] a cunning, crafty man.

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Taṃtri (ತಂತ್ರಿ):—

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

2) [noun] vīṇe, the Indian lute.

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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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