Pithana: 2 definitions


Pithana 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.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pithana (पिथन).—(°-) or °nā- (n. act. to prec., suffix -ana, -anā), the shutting off, blocking: pithanārthāya apāyabhūmināṃ Lalitavistara 178.7 (verse; Tibetan lam ni bcad pa, blocking the way); vitathagrāha-pithanā-su-pīthitam Gaṇḍavyūha 55.1 (verse; °nā could be m.c., as pīth° certainly is); sarvākṣaṇagati-dvāra- pithanārthena Gaṇḍavyūha 98.1 (prose).

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

Piṭhana (पिठन):—[from piṭh] n. = anu-śāsana (?), [Lalita-vistara]

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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. 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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