Pragrihya, Pragṛhya: 9 definitions


Pragrihya 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.

The Sanskrit term Pragṛhya can be transliterated into English as Pragrhya or Pragrihya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Pragṛhya (प्रगृह्य).—A term used in the Pratisakhya works and by Panini, in the sense of a vowel which is not combined with the following vowel by rules of euphony; e. g सुजाते अश्वसूनृते, अमी अत्र (sujāte aśvasūnṛte, amī atra) etc; cf. R. Pr. I. 28 and 29; P. I. 1.11-19 and VI.1.125.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pragrihya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Pragṛhya (प्रगृह्य) refers to “having seized” (someone’s weapon), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.9 (“Boasting of Tāraka”).—Accordingly, as Tāraka-Asura fought with the Gods: “[...] When Indra fell down there was a great hue and cry. On seeing it a great pain entered the army of the gods. Know from me the vile action that Tāraka has committed against virtue which is sure to bring about his own ruin. He stamped on Indra with his foot after he fell down and seized (pragṛhya) his thunderbolt with which he hit him with great force. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pragṛhya (प्रगृह्य).—

1) A vowel which is not liable to the rules of Sandhi or euphony and which is allowed to be written and pronounced separately; ईदूदेद्द्विवचनं प्रगृह्यम् (īdūdeddvivacanaṃ pragṛhyam) P.I.1.11 (i. e. the final ī, ū and e of the dual terminations of a word or any grammatical form).

2) Remembrance.

3) A sentence.

Derivable forms: pragṛhyam (प्रगृह्यम्).

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

Pragṛhya (प्रगृह्य).—mfn.

(-hyaḥ-hyā-hyaṃ) To be taken, accepted, admitted, &c. mn.

(-hyaḥ-hyaṃ) The class of letters or syllables not subject to the rules of euphony, as the final ī or ū of the dual number. &c. As harī etau, viṣṇū imau, &c.

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

Pragṛhya (प्रगृह्य).—1. [adjective] to be taken (separately), not subject to the rules of Samdhi ([grammar]).

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Pragṛhya (प्रगृह्य).—2. (abs.) having taken, along with ([accusative]).

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

1) Pragṛhya (प्रगृह्य):—[=pra-gṛhya] [from pra-grah] 1. pra-gṛhya mfn. to be seized or taken or accepted, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] (in gram.) to be taken or pronounced separately, not subject to the rules of Saṃdhi (as the final ī, ū, and e of the dual terminations e.g. kavī etau, ‘these two poets’), [Prātiśākhya; Pāṇini etc. 2],

3) [v.s. ...] 2. pra-gṛhya ind. having taken or grasped, carrying away with, with, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

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

Pragṛhya (प्रगृह्य):—[pra-gṛhya] (hyaḥ-hyā-hyaṃ) a. That should be taken. m. The ī & ū of the dual.

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Pragrihya 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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