n. (for other numbers see;with māheśvara-s and lokāyatika-s only 5 [viz. the 5 elements] are admitted ;with 4, with jaina-s 2 or 5 or 7 or 9 ;in vedānta-philosophytattva-is regarded as made up of tad-and tvam-,"that [art] thou", and called mahā-vākya-,the great word by which the identity of the whole world with the one eternal brahma-[ tad-]is expressed)
n. (that-ness), very essence, true nature, truth, reality; principle (esp. one of the 25 in the Sâ&ndot;khya philosophy); in the Vedânta philosophy the word is artificially analysed into &open;tat tvam,&close; that (art) thou, as expressing the identity of the multiform phenomenal world (tvam) with the one undifferentiated invisible Brahma (tad): in., -tas, °ree;--, in reality; truly; exactly; thoroughly.
noun (neuter) (in phil.) a true principle (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
an element or elementary property (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
eines der 36 Elemente der Weltemanation (Trika)
name of a musical instrument (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
reality (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the being that (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the essence or substance of anything (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the number 24 (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the number 25 (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
true or real state (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
truth (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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