Prahita: 10 definitions


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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Prahita (प्रहित) refers to “having struck someone” [?], according to Bāṇa’s Kādambarī (p. 226).—There are apparently several Tantric rites that Bāṇa pejoratively associates with the priest: [...] “his collection of practices for mastering mantras for invisibility had grown”; “he was acquainted with a hundred tales about the marvels of the Śrīparvata mountain”; “his ear-cavities were punched by those possessed by Piśāca-demons, who had run to him when struck (prahita-pradhāvita) by white mustard seed he had empowered with mantras more than once”.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prahita (प्रहित).—p. p.

1) Placed, put forth.

2) Extended, stretched out.

3) Sent, despatched, directed; विचारमार्ग- प्रहितेन चेतसा (vicāramārga- prahitena cetasā) Kumārasambhava 5.42.

4) Discharged, shot (as an arrow).

5) Appointed.

6) Appropriate, suitable.

7) Imbedded (as nails).

8) Turned towards, cast upon (as eyes, mind).

9) Sent away, expelled; इयमद्य निशा पूर्वा सौमित्रे प्रहिता वनम् (iyamadya niśā pūrvā saumitre prahitā vanam) Rām.2.46.2. (com. gives prahitā = prāptā).

-tam A sauce, condiment.

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

Prahita (प्रहित).—(compare prāhita; = Pali pahita; ppp. of pra- dadhāti; Pali comms. regularly identify it with pahita = Sanskrit prahita, to pra-hi-, sent), exerted: prahāṇaṃ prahitaṃ mayā Mahāvastu ii.238.4 (verse), exertion was engaged in by me; otherwise noted only in [compound] prahitātman (or °tmaka) = Pali pahitatta, according to [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary] the only use of the word in Pali, having exerted oneself: rūkṣapradhāna(ṃ) prahitāt- manaḥ (°tmaka-tvāt), see s.v. pradhāna; prahitātmanāṃ Lalitavistara 262.2 (verse); repeatedly in cliché cited s.v. vyapakṛṣṭa, q.v. (in Divyāvadāna 618.4 corruptly prahitāni, probably intending prahitātmanī, fem.). Cf. prahata.

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Prāhita (प्राहित).—(if not error or misprint, = prahita, q.v.), intent, concentrated (here, on evil desires): kathaṃ ca tvaṃ °to mūrchito 'dhyavasito…Śikṣāsamuccaya 78.2 (prose).

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

Prahita (प्रहित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Sent, dispatched. 2. Appointed, commissioned. 3. Stretched out, extended. 4. Placed. 5. Discharged as an arrow from a bow. 6. Learned. 7. Suitable, appropriate. n.

(-taṃ) Sauce, gravy, condiment. E. pra before, hita proper.

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

1) Prahita (प्रहित):—[from pra-hi] mfn. urged on incited, stirred up, [Ṛg-veda; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] hurled, discharged at, [Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa; Purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] thrown forward id est. stretched out (as an arm), [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] imbedded (as nails), [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) directed or turned towards, cast upon (as eyes, the mind etc.), [Kālidāsa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] conveyed, sent, procured, [Daśakumāra-carita; Kathāsaritsāgara; Pañcatantra]

7) [v.s. ...] sent out, dispatched (as messengers), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

8) [v.s. ...] sent away, expelled, banished to ([dative case]), [Rāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

9) [v.s. ...] sent to or towards or against ([locative case] [genitive case] with or without pārśve, or [dative case]), appointed, commissioned, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

10) [v.s. ...] m. [dual number] (with gaurīviteḥ and śyāvāśvasya) Name of 2 Sāmans, [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa]

11) [v.s. ...] n. sauce, gravy, condiment, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Prahita (प्रहित):—[pra-hita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) p. Sent; appointed; placed; extended; discharged as an arrow; learned; suitable. (taṃ) n. Sauce, condiment.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Prahita (प्रहित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pahia.

[Sanskrit to German]

Prahita 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prahita (ಪ್ರಹಿತ):—

1) [adjective] put; placed; kept.

2) [adjective] sent; despatched.

3) [adjective] short or discharged (as a blow).

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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