Yantri, Yantṛ: 8 definitions

Introduction

Yantri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Yantṛ can be transliterated into English as Yantr or Yantri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Yantṛ (यन्तृ) is a Sanskrit technical term referring the “charioteer”, riding a chariot (yāna). The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (See the Manubhāṣya, verse 8.290)

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

yantrī (यंत्री).—a (yantra) Made or done by machinery.

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

yantrī (यंत्री).—a Made or done by machinery.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yantṛ (यन्तृ).—a. [yam-tṛc]

1) Restraining, curbing, controlling.

2) Guiding, directing. -m.

1) A director, governor, ruler.

2) A driver (as of an elephant, carriage &c.), coachman, charioteer; यन्ता गजस्याभ्यपतद् गजस्थम् (yantā gajasyābhyapatad gajastham) R.7.37; अथ यन्तारमादिश्य धुर्यान् विश्रामयेति सः (atha yantāramādiśya dhuryān viśrāmayeti saḥ) 1.54; Bhāg.8.11. 17; Ki.7.32; सव्योऽपि सानुनयमाकलनाय यन्त्रा (savyo'pi sānunayamākalanāya yantrā) Śi.

3) An elephant-driver or rider.

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Yantr (यन्त्र्).—1, 1 U. (yantrati-te, yantrayati-te)

1) To restrain, curb, check; शापयन्त्रितपौलस्त्यबलात्कारकचग्रहैः (śāpayantritapaulastyabalātkārakacagrahaiḥ) R.1.47.

2) To bind, fasten.

3) To force, oblige, compel.

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

Yantṛ (यन्तृ).—mfn. (-ntā-ntrī-ntṛ) A check, a restraint, any person or thing that restrains, &c. m.

(-ntā) 1. A charioteer. 2. An elephant-driver. E. yam to restrain, aff. tṛc .

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Yantr (यन्त्र्).—r. 1st and 10 cls. (yantrati-te yantrayati-te) To restrain: see yatri .

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

Yantṛ (यन्तृ).—[masculine] holder, manager, driver, ruler.

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

1) Yantr (यन्त्र्):—(rather [Nominal verb] [from] yantra See [column]3) [class] 10. [Parasmaipada] ([Dhātupāṭha xxxii, 3]) yantrayati (or [class] 1. [Parasmaipada] yantrati), to restrain, curb, bind (saṃkocane), [Dhātupāṭha];

—to bind up, bandage, [Suśruta]

2) Yantṛ (यन्तृ):—[from yam] mfn. restraining, limiting, withholding from ([locative case]), [Āpastamba]

3) [v.s. ...] fixing, establishing, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] (f. yantrī)

4) [v.s. ...] granting, bestowing, [Ṛg-veda]

5) [v.s. ...] m. (ifc. also tṛka) a driver (of horses or elephants), charioteer, [ib.] etc. etc.

6) [v.s. ...] a ruler, governor, manager, guide, [Ṛg-veda; Harivaṃśa]

7) [v.s. ...] yantāraḥ among the yācñā-karmāṇaḥ, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska iii, 19.]

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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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