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यन्त्र (yantran

  1. any instrument for holding or restraining or fastening
  2. a prop
  3. support
  4. barrier
  5. a fetter
  6. band
  7. tie
  8. thong
  9. rein
  10. trace
  11. a surgical instrument (especially a blunt one, such as tweezers)
  12. any instrument or apparatus, mechanical contrivance, engine, machine, implement, appliance (as a bolt or lock on a door, oars or sails in a boat. etc.)
  13. restraint, force
  14. an amulet, mystical diagram supposed to possess occult powers



  • Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, page 845