Pavitri, Pavitrī, Pavitrin: 12 definitions

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Pavitri means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Pavitrin (पवित्रिन्) refers to “(being made) pure”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Homage to that wishing tree that is the doctrine which is certainly succulent with compassion, by which the world is made pure (pavitrinpavitrīkriyate yena yenaiva), indeed by which it is maintained. That very same doctrine is proclaimed by the Jinas as possessed of ten characteristics, having honoured even a part of which those who have subdued their senses obtain liberation”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

Pavitrī (पवित्री).—f The popular form of pavitraka.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pavitrin (पवित्रिन्).—a.

1) Purifying.

2) Clean, pure.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pavitṛ (पवितृ).—mfn. (-tā-trī-tṛ) Purifying, cleansing. E. to purify, tṛn aff.

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

Pavitrin (पवित्रिन्).—i. e. pavitra + in, adj. 1. Purifying, Mahābhārata 1, 1543. 2. Pure.

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

Pavitṛ (पवितृ).—[masculine] purifier.

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Pavītṛ (पवीतृ).—[masculine] = pavitṛ.

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

1) Pavitṛ (पवितृ):—[from pava] m. a purifier, [Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] (cf. pavītṛ).

2) Pavitrī (पवित्री):—[from pava] ind. in [compound] for tra.

3) Pavītṛ (पवीतृ):—[from pava] m. = pavitṛ, [Ṛg-veda]

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

Pavitrin (पवित्रिन्):—[from pava] mfn. purifying, pure, clean, [Mahābhārata]

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

Pavitṛ (पवितृ):—[(tā-trī-tṛ) a.] Purifying.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pavitri in German

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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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