Pitrisvasri, Pitṛṣvasā, Pitrishvasri, Pitṛsvasṛ, Pitri-svasri, Pitrisvasa: 7 definitions


Pitrisvasri means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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 terms Pitṛṣvasā and Pitṛsvasṛ can be transliterated into English as Pitrsvasa or Pitrishvasa or Pitrsvasr or Pitrisvasri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Pitrisvasri in Jainism glossary
Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Pitṛṣvasā (पितृष्वसा) refers to “father’s sister” and represents one of the eight classes of female ancestors entitled to śrāddha.—(The 5 samitis and 3 guptis are compared to the eight ‘mothers’).—Cf. Saṃskārakaustubhaprārambha, p. 24a, line 4.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pitrisvasri in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pitṛsvasṛ (पितृस्वसृ).—f. (also pitṛṣvasṛ as well as pituḥ svasṛ or pituḥṣvasṛ) a father's sister; Manusmṛti 2.131.

Pitṛsvasṛ is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pitṛ and svasṛ (स्वसृ).

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

Pitṛṣvasṛ (पितृष्वसृ).—f.

(-sā) A father’s sister. E. pitṛ father, and svasṛ a sister, sa changed to ṣa; the compound may also be pituḥṣvasṛ, pituḥkhasṛ, and pitṛsvasṛ.

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

Pitṛṣvasṛ (पितृष्वसृ).—i. e. pitṛ -svasṛ, f. A father’s sister, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 131.

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

Pitṛṣvasṛ (पितृष्वसृ).—[feminine] the father’s sister.

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

1) Pitṛṣvasṛ (पितृष्वसृ):—[=pitṛ-ṣvasṛ] [from pitṛ] f. a f°’s sister, [Mahābhārata]

2) Pitṛsvasṛ (पितृस्वसृ):—[=pitṛ-svasṛ] [from pitṛ] incorrect for -ṣvasṛ, rīya.

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

Pitṛṣvasṛ (पितृष्वसृ):—[pitṛ-ṣvasṛ] (sā) 1. f. A father’s sister.

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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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