Pramiti, Pramīti: 12 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Pramiti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Pramiti (प्रमिति).—(Pramati, Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa) (Atreya): of Candramasa gotra; killed the mlecchas and the Pāṣaṇḍas; the avatār of the Lord in the Kali age; has an aṃśa of Mādhava; went about the earth for 20 years surrounded by armed Brahmanas; having killed many a tribe attained samādhi in the midst of the Ganges and the Yamunā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 1. 99; Vāyu-purāṇa 58. 76-88.

1b) The previous birth of Kalki.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 98. 110.
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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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Vaisheshika (school of philosophy)

Source: archive.org: Saptapadarthi

Pramiti (प्रमिति) or “right knowledge” is defined as the knwoledge of a thing as it is. It is called Yathārthānubhava or “experience of the real nature of things”; it is the experience of the generic nature as abiding in the subject. It is acquired by means of four instruments according to the Nyāya which are Perception, Inference, Comparison and Verbal Tstimony;but according to the Vaiśeṣika and the Saptapadārthī the instruments are two only, namely, Perception and Inference.

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Vaisheshika (वैशेषिक, vaiśeṣika) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. Vaisheshika deals with subjects such as logic, epistemology, philosophy and expounds concepts similar to Buddhism in nature

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pramiti (प्रमिति).—f S True knowledge, knowledge resulting from positive proof. 2 Measurement, a determination of quantity or of magnitude.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

pramiti (प्रमिति).—f True knowledge. Measurement.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pramiti (प्रमिति).—f.

1) Measurement, a measure.

2) True or certain knowledge, accurate notion or conception.

3) Knowledge obtained by any one of the Pramāṇas or means of knowledge.

4) True inference or analogy.

5) Manifestation; इतिरेशेऽतर्क्ये निजमहिमनि स्वप्रमितिके (itireśe'tarkye nijamahimani svapramitike) Bhāg. 1.13.57.

Derivable forms: pramitiḥ (प्रमितिः).

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Pramīti (प्रमीति).—f. Death, destruction, decease.

Derivable forms: pramītiḥ (प्रमीतिः).

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

Pramiti (प्रमिति).—f.

(-tiḥ) 1. True knowledge derived from senses, inference, analogy or information. 2. Measuring. E. pra before, to measure, (by which,) ktin aff., and the radical vowel changed.

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Pramīti (प्रमीति).—f.

(-tiḥ) Death, destruction.

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

Pramiti (प्रमिति).—i. e. pra-mā + ti, f. 1. Measure. 2. True knowledge.

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

Pramiti (प्रमिति).—[feminine] correct notion, true knowledge or inference.

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Pramīti (प्रमीति).—[feminine] ruin, destruction, death.

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

1) Pramiti (प्रमिति):—[=pra-miti] [from pra-mita > pra-mā] f. a correct notion, right conception, knowledge gained or established by Pramāṇa or proof, [Nyāyasūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

2) [v.s. ...] manifestation, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] inference or analogy, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] measuring, [ib.]

5) Pramīti (प्रमीति):—[=pra-mīti] f. ruin, destruction, [Nirukta, by Yāska]

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

Pramiti (प्रमिति):—[pra-miti] (tiḥ) 2. f. Measuring; knowledge from positive proof.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Pramiti (प्रमिति):—f.

1) ein richtiger Begriff Comm. zu [Gotama's Nyāyadarśana] S. 1 , Z. [14.] —

2) das Bewiesensein , Feststehen.

3) Manifestation.

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Pramīti (प्रमीति):—f. Verderben , Untergang.

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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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