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tanmAtra

tanmAtra mfn. = {-traka} MBh. ix , 1806 Pancat. ; = {-trika} BhP. iii , 10 , 15 ; n. merely that , only a trifle Kathas. v , 15 ; lxiii , 60 Ra1jat. vi , 1 ; a rudimentary or subtle element (5 in number , viz. {zabda-} , {sparza-} , {rUpa-} , {rasa-} , {gandha-} , from which the 5 Maha-bhutas or grosser elements are produced cf. RTL. p. 31 and 33) Yajn. iii , 179 MBh. i , xiii Samkhyak. KapS. &c. {-tA} f. the state of a Tan-matra MarkP. vl , 46 {-tva} n. id. BhP. iii , 26 , 33 ff. {-sarga} m. (in Samkhya phil.) creation of the subtle elements , rudimentary creation
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