tattva तत्त्व

Definition: 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- philosophy tattva-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)