Pashcimaratra, Paścimarātra, Pashcima-ratra: 2 definitions
Pashcimaratra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Paścimarātra can be transliterated into English as Pascimaratra or Pashcimaratra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Pashchimaratra.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
paścimarātra (पश्चिमरात्र).—f (S) The latter half of the night.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Paścimarātra (पश्चिमरात्र).—the latter part of the night; उपारताः पश्चिमरात्रगोचरात् (upāratāḥ paścimarātragocarāt) Kirātārjunīya 4. 1. (v. l.).
Derivable forms: paścimarātraḥ (पश्चिमरात्रः).
Paścimarātra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms paścima and rātra (रात्र).
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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