Abhiprastha, Abhipra-stha, Abhiprasthā: 2 definitions



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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhiprasthā (अभिप्रस्था).—go out in pursuit of, have in view ([accusative] ±prati), prevail over ([accusative]). [Causative] drive out (cattle).

Abhiprasthā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms abhipra and sthā (स्था).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhiprasthā (अभिप्रस्था):—[=abhi-pra-√sthā] ([Aorist] [subjunctive] 2. [plural] -sthāta; perf. 3. [plural] -tasthuḥ)

—to start or advance towards, reach, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda] etc.;

—to surpass, have the precedence of (with or without [accusative]), [Ṛg-veda i, 74, 8 and x, 65, 15];—(cf. ati-pra-√sthā) :—[Causal] to drive (as the cattle to pasture), [Chāndogya-upaniṣad]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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