Pratidana, Pratidāna: 7 definitions


Pratidana 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pratidāna (प्रतिदान).—n (S) Recompensing, giving in requital. 2 A return-gift.

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

pratidāna (प्रतिदान).—n Recompensing. A return-gift.

context information

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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pratidāna (प्रतिदान).—

1) Restoration, giving back, restitution (as of a deposit).

2) Barter, exchange.

Derivable forms: pratidānam (प्रतिदानम्).

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

Pratidāna (प्रतिदान).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. The return or re-delivery of a deposit. 2. Barter, exchange. 3. Giving back or in return for. E, prati again, dāna a giving.

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

Pratidāna (प्रतिदान).—i. e. prati-dā + ana, n. 1. The return (of a deposit). 2. Barter. 3. Giving in return for, a present made in return, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 188, 3.

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

Pratidāna (प्रतिदान).—[neuter] restoring, gift in return.

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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. 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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