Pradipa, Pradīpa: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Pradīpa (प्रदीप).—Popular name of the famous commentary on the Mahabhasya of Patanjali written by the reputed grammarian Kaiyata in the eleventh century A. D. The cornmentary is a very scholarly and critical one and really does justice to the well-known compliment given to it, viz. that the Pradipa has kept the Mahabhasya alive which otherwise would have remained unintelligible and consequently become lost. The commentary प्रदीप (pradīpa) is based on the commentary महाभाष्यदीपिका (mahābhāṣyadīpikā),or प्रदीपिका (pradīpikā) written by Bhartrhari, which is available at present only in a fragmentary form. The Pradipa is to this day looked upon as the single commentary on the Mahabhasya in spite of the presence of a few other commentaries on it which are all thrown into the back-ground by it.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pradīpa (प्रदीप).—

1) A lamp, light (fig. also); अतैलपूराः सुरतप्रदीपाः (atailapūrāḥ suratapradīpāḥ) Ku.1.1; R.2.24;16.4; कुलप्रदीपो नृपतिर्दिलीपः (kulapradīpo nṛpatirdilīpaḥ) R.6.74 'light or ornament of the family'; 7.29; एते प्रदीपकल्पाः परस्परविलक्षणा (ete pradīpakalpāḥ parasparavilakṣaṇā) Sāṅ. K.36.

2) That which enlightens or elucidates, elucidation; especially at the end of titles of works; as in महाभाष्यप्रदीपः, काव्यप्रदीपः (mahābhāṣyapradīpaḥ, kāvyapradīpaḥ) &c.

Derivable forms: pradīpaḥ (प्रदीपः).

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

Pradīpa (प्रदीप).—(1) name of a former Buddha: Mahāvastu iii.230.12; (2) name of a serpent king (compare next): (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 18.25.

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

Pradīpa (प्रदीप).—m.

(-paḥ) 1. A lamp. 2. Elucidation, (at the end of titles of works.) E. pra before, dīp to shine, aff. ac .

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

Pradīpa (प्रदीप).—[masculine] lamp, light ([figuratively] = ornament); explanation, commentary.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Pradīpa (प्रदीप) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—in grammar. See Dhātupradīpa, Mahābhāṣyapradīpa, Mugdhabodhapradīpa.

2) Pradīpa (प्रदीप):—in dharma. See Ācārapradīpa, Kṛtyapradīpa, Danapradīpa, Prayogapradīpa, Prāyaścittapradīpa, Vyavahārapradīpa, Śuddhipradīpa, Saṃvatsarapradīpa, Samayapradīpa, Sampradāyapradīpa.

3) Pradīpa (प्रदीप):—[dharma] by Draviḍa. Quoted by Śrīdharasvāmin Oxf. 286^a.

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

1) Pradīpa (प्रदीप):—[=pra-dīpa] [from pra-dīp] m. a light, lamp, lantern, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc. (often ifc. ‘the light id est. the glory or ornament of’ e.g. kula-pr q.v.; also in titles of explanatory works = elucidation, explanation, e.g. mahābhāṣya-pr)

2) [v.s. ...] Name of [work]

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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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