Prapitamaha, Prapitāmaha: 17 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Prapitamah.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Prapitāmaha (प्रपितामह) refers to the “forefather”, and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.41.—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu and others eulogized Śiva:—“[...] obeisance to Śiva who is calm, the supreme and the highest soul, of matted hair, great lord and the bright one. You are the creator of the creators of the universe. You are the sustainer and the forefather (prapitāmaha), possessed of three attributes and attributeless. You are greater than primordial nature and the supreme Being”.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Prapitāmaha (प्रपितामह).—Kālātma, and the origin of the Ṛg, Sāma and Yajur Samhitas.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 31. 33; 111. 84.
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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Prapitāmaha (प्रपितामह) is the Sanskrit name of a deity presiding over Gayā, one of the sixty-eight places hosting a svāyambhuvaliṅga, which is one of the most sacred of liṅgas according to the Śaivāgamas. The list of sixty-eight svāyambhuvaliṅgas and presiding deities (e.g., Prapitāmaha) is found in the commentary on the Jirṇoddhāra-daśaka by Nigamajñānadeva. The word liṅga refers to a symbol used in the worship of Śiva and is used thoughout Śaiva literature, such as the sacred Āgamas.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Prapitamaha (प्रपितमह, “great-grandfather”) is found in the later Saṃhitās and the Brāhmaṇas. For references, see: Taittirīya Saṃhitā, 22.214.171.124; Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa, 126.96.36.199; Vājasaneyi Saṃhitā, xix.36; Av. xviii. 4, 35. | xii 8, 1, 7.
Languages of India and abroad
prapitāmaha (प्रपितामह).—m S A pat. great grandfather. prapitā- mahī f S A pat. great grandmother.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
prapitāmaha (प्रपितामह).—m pat. great grandfather.
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.
1) A paternal great-grandfather.
2) An epithet of Kṛṣṇa; प्रजापतिस्त्वं प्रपितामहश्च (prajāpatistvaṃ prapitāmahaśca) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 11.39.
3) Of Brahman.
4) Of the Supreme Spirit.
-hī A paternal great-grandmother; पितामही च स्वेनैव स्वेनैव प्रपितामही (pitāmahī ca svenaiva svenaiva prapitāmahī) Dāyabhāga.
Derivable forms: prapitāmahaḥ (प्रपितामहः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-haḥ) 1. A paternal great grandfather. 2. A name of Bramha. f. (-hī) A paternal great grandmother. E. pra preceding, pitāmaha a grandfather.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Prapitāmaha (प्रपितामह).—[pra-pitāmaha], I. m. 1. A paternal great-grandfather, [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] 11, 39. 2. pl. Ancestors, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 15, 5. 3. A name of Brahman. Ii. f. hī, A paternal great-grandmother.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Prapitāmaha (प्रपितामह).—[masculine] great-grandfather (also [Epithet] of Brahman & Kṛṣṇa), [plural] greatgrandfathers, ancestors i.[grammar]; [feminine] mahī greatgrandmother.
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Prapitāmaha (प्रपितामह).—[masculine] great-grandfather (also [Epithet] of Brahman & Kṛṣṇa), [plural] greatgrandfathers, ancestors i.[grammar]; [feminine] mahī greatgrandmother.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Prapitāmaha (प्रपितामह):—[=pra-pitāmaha] m. a paternal great-grandfather, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā]
2) [v.s. ...] (maha), [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.
3) [v.s. ...] Name of Kṛṣṇa and Brahmā, [Mahābhārata]
4) [=pra-pitāmaha] m. [plural] great-grandfathers, ancestors, [Rāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Prapitāmaha (प्रपितामह):—[pra-pitāmaha] (haḥ) 1. m. Brahmā; a paternal great grandfather. f. (hī).Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Prapitāmaha (प्रपितामह) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Papiāmaha.
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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.
Prapitāmaha (प्रपितामह) [Also spelled prapitamah]:—(nm) paternal great-grandfather; ~[hī] paternal great-grandmother.
Prapitāmaha (ಪ್ರಪಿತಾಮಹ):—[noun] the father of one’s father’s father; the paternal great grand-father.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Pra, Pitamaha.
Ends with: Vriddhaprapitamaha.
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