Prarth, Prārth: 2 definitions


Prarth 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prārth (प्रार्थ्).—1 Ā.

1) To ask or pray for, beg, request; तेन भवन्तं प्रार्थयन्ते (tena bhavantaṃ prārthayante) Ś.2.16-17.

2) To demand in marriage.

3) To wish or long for, desire, want; अहो विघ्नवत्यः प्रार्थितार्थसिद्धयः (aho vighnavatyaḥ prārthitārthasiddhayaḥ) Ś.3; स्वर्गतिं प्रार्थयन्ते (svargatiṃ prārthayante) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 9.2; Bhaṭṭikāvya 7.48; R.7.53,67; Kumārasambhava 5.45.

4) To look for, search, be in search of; प्रार्थयध्वं तथा सीताम् (prārthayadhvaṃ tathā sītām) Bhaṭṭikāvya 7.48.

5) To attack, seize or fall upon; असौ अश्वानीकेन यवनानां प्रार्थितः (asau aśvānīkena yavanānāṃ prārthitaḥ) M.5; दुर्जयो लवणः शूली विशूलः प्रार्थ्यतामिति (durjayo lavaṇaḥ śūlī viśūlaḥ prārthyatāmiti) R.15.5;9.56.

6) To petition, file a suit against.

7) To have recourse to.

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

Prārth (प्रार्थ्):—(pra-√arth) [Ātmanepada] prārthayate ([Epic] also [Parasmaipada] ti and [present participle] yāna), to wish or long for, desire ([accusative]), [Kaṭha-upaniṣad; Mahābhārata] etc.;

—to ask a person ([accusative]) for ([accusative] or [locative case]) or ask anything ([accusative]) from ([ablative]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.;

—to wish to or ask a person to ([infinitive mood]), [ib.];

—to demand in marriage, woo, [Ratnāvalī];

—to look for, search, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya];

—to have recourse to ([accusative]), [Kathāsaritsāgara];

—to seize or fall upon, attack, assail, [Raghuvaṃśa; Kirātārjunīya]

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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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