Pranihita, Praṇihita, Prāṇihitā, Pranin-hita: 10 definitions


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Pranihita in Mahayana glossary
Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Praṇihita (प्रणिहित) refers to “wishful thinking”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] Then again, the Bodhisattva, the great being Gaganagañja uttered these verses to that Bodhisattva, the great being Guṇarājaprabhāsa: ‘(27) [...] The one who is established in the emptiness, the absence of distinguishing marks, and the absence of wishful thinking (praṇihita), reveals death and birth in accordance with his intention, but who is beyond birth, abiding, and death, I ask [the Lord] about the behaviour of men for the sake of them. [...]’”.

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context information

Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Praṇihita (प्रणिहित).—p. p.

1) Laid on, applied.

2) Deposited.

3) Outstretched, stretched forth; मामाकाशप्रणिहितभुजं निर्दयाश्लेषहेतोः (māmākāśapraṇihitabhujaṃ nirdayāśleṣahetoḥ) Meghadūta 18.

4) Consigned, delivered, entrusted.

5) Having the attention fixed upon one object, with the mind concentrated, intent; ऋजुः प्रणिहितो गच्छंस्त्रसस्थावर- वर्जकः (ṛjuḥ praṇihito gacchaṃstrasasthāvara- varjakaḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.9.19.

6) Determined, decided.

7) Cautious, wary.

8) Obtained, attained.

9) Spied out.

1) Acknowledged, admitted, stated; सम्यक् प्रणिहितं चार्थं पृष्टः सन्नाभिनन्दति (samyak praṇihitaṃ cārthaṃ pṛṣṭaḥ sannābhinandati) Manusmṛti 8.54.

11) Applied, directed; प्रियायास्मै धाम्ने प्रणिहितनमस्योऽस्मि भवते (priyāyāsmai dhāmne praṇihitanamasyo'smi bhavate) Mahimna.28 (v. l.).

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Prāṇihitā (प्राणिहिता).—a shoe, boot.

Prāṇihitā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms prāṇin and hitā (हिता).

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

Praṇihita (प्रणिहित).—mfn. (-taḥ-tā-ta) 1. Delivered, entrusted, consigned. 2. Obtained, received, acquired. 3. Acknowledged, admitted. 4. Placed, fixed, deposited. 5. Prudent, advised, careful, wary. 6. Determined, decided. 7. Having the mind concentrated. 8. Spied out. 9. Stretched forth. E. pra and ni before, dhā to have, aff. kta .

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Prāṇihita (प्राणिहित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Favourable or good for living beings. f.

(-tā) A shoe, a boot. E. prāṇi an animal, (man,) and hita suitable.

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

Praṇihita (प्रणिहित).—[adjective] laid down, put on (—°); set forward, stretched out; turned upon (—°), committed, entrusted; concentrated or intent on one thing.

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

1) Praṇihita (प्रणिहित):—[=pra-ṇihita] [from praṇi-dhā] a mfn. laid on, imposed, applied, [Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] put down, deposited, [Bālarāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] outstretched, stretched forth, [Meghadūta; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] directed towards, fixed upon ([locative case]), [Harivaṃśa; Bhartṛhari; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] delivered, committed, entrusted to ([dative case]), [Bālarāmāyaṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] contained in ([compound]), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] sent out (as a spy), [Mahābhārata]

8) [v.s. ...] found out, discovered, [ib.]

9) [v.s. ...] ascertained or stated, [Manu-smṛti vii, 54]

10) [v.s. ...] one who has his thoughts concentrated on one point, intent upon ([locative case]), [Rāmāyaṇa; Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]

11) [v.s. ...] obtained, acquired, [Horace H. Wilson]

12) [v.s. ...] prudent, cautious, wary, [ib.]

13) [v.s. ...] resolved, determined, [ib.]

14) [v.s. ...] agreed to or admitted, [ib.]

15) [=pra-ṇihita] b See pra-ṇī-√dhā

16) Prāṇihita (प्राणिहित):—[=prāṇi-hita] [from prāṇi > prān] mfn. favourable or good for l° b°

17) Prāṇihitā (प्राणिहिता):—[=prāṇi-hitā] [from prāṇi-hita > prāṇi > prān] f. a shoe, [Horace H. Wilson] (cf. prāṇahitā).

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

1) Praṇihita (प्रणिहित):—[praṇi-hita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Delivered; obtained; placed; admitted; determined; prudent.

2) Prāṇihita (प्राणिहित):—[prāṇi-hita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Good for living creatures. f. A shoe.

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

Praṇihita (प्रणिहित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Paṇihiya.

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Pranihita in German

context information

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

[«previous next»] — Pranihita in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Praṇihita (ಪ್ರಣಿಹಿತ):—

1) [adjective] kept; placed; deposited.

2) [adjective] given; handed over to; delivered.

3) [adjective] joined; associated.

4) [adjective] got; received; obtained.

5) [adjective] not excited or perturbed; calm; tranquil; cool.

6) [adjective] stretched forth; outstretched.

7) [adjective] found out; discovered.

8) [adjective] ascertained; stated.

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Praṇihita (ಪ್ರಣಿಹಿತ):—

1) [noun] that which is kept, placed or deposited at.

2) [noun] something given.

3) [noun] that which is got, received or obtained.

4) [noun] the act of concentrating; the state of being concentrated; concentration.

5) [noun] a man who has his thoughts concentrated on one point.

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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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