Pancapitri, Pañcapitṛ, Pancan-pitri: 1 definition
Pancapitri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
The Sanskrit term Pañcapitṛ can be transliterated into English as Pancapitr or Pancapitri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Panchapitri.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Pañcapitṛ (पञ्चपितृ).—m. (pl.) the five fathers:-जनकश्चोपनेता च यश्च कन्यां प्रयच्छति । अन्नदाता भयत्राता पञ्चैते पितरः स्मृताः (janakaścopanetā ca yaśca kanyāṃ prayacchati | annadātā bhayatrātā pañcaite pitaraḥ smṛtāḥ) ||
Pañcapitṛ is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pañcan and pitṛ (पितृ).
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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