Prashastri, Praśāstṛ: 7 definitions


Prashastri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

The Sanskrit term Praśāstṛ can be transliterated into English as Prasastr or Prashastri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Praśāstṛ.—(EI 31), probably, a judge; the chief magistrate, according to some (HD); cf. Arthaśāstra, I. 12. Note: praśāstṛ is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Praśāstṛ (प्रशास्तृ).—m.

1) A king, ruler, governor; ततः सेनापतिः पश्चात् प्रशास्ता च न्यषीदत (tataḥ senāpatiḥ paścāt praśāstā ca nyaṣīdata) Rām.2.91.4.

2) A director, adviser; बालो यत्र प्रशासिता (bālo yatra praśāsitā) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 5.63.

See also (synonyms): praśāsitṛ.

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

Praśāstṛ (प्रशास्तृ).—m.

(-stā) A king. E. pra + śās-aniṭ .

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

Praśāstṛ (प्रशास्तृ).—[pra-śās + tṛ], m. 1. A king, [Nala] 12, 51. 2. A governor. 3. A kind of priest, [Pañcatantra] 156, 17.

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

Praśāstṛ (प्रशास्तृ).—[masculine] director (a class of priests).

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

1) Praśāstṛ (प्रशास्तृ):—[=pra-śāstṛ] [from pra-śās] m. ‘director’, Name of a priest (commonly called Maitrāvaruṇa, the first assistant of the Hotṛ), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] a king, [Uṇādi-sūtra ii, 94 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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

Praśāstṛ (प्रशास्तृ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pasatthu.

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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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