Drishtanta, Dṛṣṭānta, Drishta-anta, Drishtamta: 25 definitions

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Drishtanta has 23 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit term Dṛṣṭānta can be transliterated into English as Drstanta or Drishtanta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Dṛṣṭānta (दृष्टान्त):—(dṛṣṭa + anta) m.

1) Muster, Musterbild, Gleichniss, Beispiel (der Gipfel des Gesehenen oder was sich vor allem Andern dem Auge als sein Ziel, Object, darstellt) [Amarakoṣa 3, 4, 19, 65.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 3, 268.] [Medinīkoṣa t. 115.] dṛṣṭāntastu sadharmasya vastunaḥ pratibimbanam [Sāhityadarpana 698.] yatra yūpā maṇimayāścaityāścāpi hiraṇmayāḥ . śobhārthaṃ vihitāstatra na tu dṛṣṭāntataḥ kṛtāḥ .. so v. a. nicht etwa als einzelne Prachtstücke [Mahābhārata 2, 70.] vaiṣamyādatha vā lobhātkāmādvāpi paraṃtapa . brāhmaṇasya bhavecchūdrā (bhāryā) na tu dṛṣṭāntataḥ smṛtā .. nicht um ein Beispiel daran zu nehmen [13, 2506. 2547.] nātmā śakyate hantuṃ (im Sohne) dṛṣṭāntopagato hyasau [2629.] lokadṛṣṭāntakovida [Harivaṃśa 5298.] dṛṣṭāntaṃ (neutr.!) jīvitaṃ yeṣāṃ kaccitte te surakṣitāḥ [Rāmāyaṇa Gorresio 2, 109, 37.] śakuniḥ śakaṭāraśca dṛṣṭāntāvatra bhūṣateḥ [Hitopadeśa II, 97.] kathamiveti dṛṣṭānta ucyate [] zu [Bṛhadāranyakopaniṣad Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 88. 319.] [Suśruta 1, 149, 11.] [Kapila 1, 37.] [TARKASAM̃GR. 38. 41.] [Madhusūdanasarasvatī’s Prasthānabheda] in [Weber’s Indische Studien 1, 18, 5 v. u.] [KUVALAY. 51],b. śataka [HAEB. Anthol. 217 - 226.] —

2) Lehrbuch (śāstra) [Amarakoṣa] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] —

3) eine best. grosse Zahl [Vyutpatti oder Mahāvyutpatti 182.] —

4) Tod (vgl. diṣṭānta) [Medinīkoṣa]

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Dṛṣṭānta (दृष्टान्त):—

1) Beispiel, Exemplification: dṛṣṭānto yastu pakṣārthasādhanāya nidarśanam [Sāhityadarpana 441. 434.] dṛṣṭāntastu sadharmasya vastunaḥ pratibimbanam [698.] [PRATĀPAR. 93,b.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Dṛṣṭānta (दृष्टान्त):——

1) Adj. als Muster dienend , maassgebend [R.GORR.2,109,37.] Am Anf. eines Comp. als Adv. [Mahābhārata 13,49,17] ( = pratyakṣam [Nīlakaṇṭha]). —

2) m. — a) Muster , Praecedens , Beispiel , Exemplification [Kāvyaprakāśa 10,16.] na tu dṛṣṭāntataḥ nicht aber in Folge eines Praecedens und auch nicht aber als Praecedens. [Harivaṃśa 5298.] wohl fehlerhaft für vṛttānta , wie die neuere Ausgabe liest. — b) *Lehrbuch. — c) *Tod. — d) *eine best. grosse Zahl.

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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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