tantra
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Sanskrit, literally, warp, from tanoti he stretches, weaves; akin to Greek teinein to stretch — more at thin Date: 1799 one of the later Hindu or Buddhist scriptures dealing especially with techniques and rituals including meditative and sexual practices; also the rituals or practices outlined in the tantra • tantric adjective, often capitalizedTantrism nounTantrist noun

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  • Tantra — (Sanskrit: तन्त्र ; weave denoting continuity [Norbu, p. 49] ), tantricism or tantrism is any of several esoteric traditions rooted in the religions of India. The tantric movement has influenced the Hindu, Bön, Buddhist, and Jain religious… …   Wikipedia

  • tantra — tántra s. f. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  TÁNTRA s.f. (Liv.) Complex de scrieri religioase ale hinduismului şi budismului posterioare textelor fundamentale. [< fr., it. tantra < tantra – cuv. sanscrit]. Trimis …   Dicționar Român

  • Tantra — (palabra sánscrita que significa «doctrina») m. Libro sagrado del tantrismo que mezcla prácticas esotéricas, ritos y filosofía, escrito principalmente en forma de diálogo. * * * tantra. (Del sánscr. tantra, propiamente, telar , urdimbre ). m.… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • tantra — s. m. [Filosofia, Religião] Conjunto de textos anônimos que contêm fórmulas e ritos observados em algumas correntes budistas e hinduístas. (Mais usado no plural.)   ‣ Etimologia: sânscrito tantra …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • tantra — tȁntra ž <G mn tȃntrā/ ī> DEFINICIJA 1. fil. spisi ezoteričkih sljedbi u hinduističkim i budističkim krugovima; osobitu pozornost privlače oni koji teže duhovnosti kroz spolnost; sastavljeni su u obliku dijaloga između Šive i njegove Šakti… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • tantra — (Del sánscr. tantra, propiamente, telar , urdimbre ). m. Conjunto de escritos y prácticas hindúes y budistas que ponen especial énfasis en el culto de la energía femenina, en las prácticas de yoga a veces extremas y en la exaltación del mundo… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Tantra — Tan tra (t[a^]n tr[.a]; t[u^]n tr[.a]), n. [Skr.] (Hinduism) A ceremonial treatise related to Puranic and magic literature; esp., one of the sacred works of the worshipers of Sakti. {Tan tric} (t[a^]n tr[i^]k), a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tantra — Tantra, Zaubertexte aus der Zeit der Entartung der indischen Religion, gewöhnlich in der Form eines Dialogs zwischen Çiva und seiner Gemahlin, welch letztern hier besondere Verehrung gewidmet wird. Über den »Tantrismus« als Phase der Entartung… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Tantra — Tantra, Name der heiligen Schriften der çivaitischen Sekte der Çāktās (s. Hinduismus) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • tantra — type of Hindu religious book, 1799, from Skt. tantram, lit. loom, warp, hence groundwork, system, doctrine, from tan to stretch, extend, from PIE root *ten to stretch, extend (see TENET (Cf. tenet)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tantra — ► NOUN 1) a Hindu or Buddhist mystical or magical text. 2) adherence to the doctrines or principles of the tantras, involving mantras, meditation, yoga, and ritual. DERIVATIVES tantric adjective tantrism noun. ORIGIN Sanskrit, loom, groundwork,… …   English terms dictionary

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