Pratigha; 4 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Pratigha (प्रतिघ, “repulsion”) refers to one of the “six defilements” (kleśa) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 67). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., pratigha). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Pratigha (प्रतिघ).—a. Hostile, adverse.

-ghaḥ 1 Opposition, resistance; उत्प्रतिघा इव द्विषः (utpratighā iva dviṣaḥ) Śāhendra.2.42.

2) Fighting, combat, mutual beating.

3) Anger, wrath; प्रतिघः कुतोऽपि समुपेत्य नरपतिगणं समाश्रयत् (pratighaḥ kuto'pi samupetya narapatigaṇaṃ samāśrayat) Śi.15.53.

4) A Fainting.

5) An enemy.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pratigha (प्रतिघ).—generally m., in LV 329.22 nt. (Pali paṭigha, acc. to PTSD m. and nt.; Sanskrit pratigha, m., resistance; [Lex. and a few doubtful literary occurrences] anger), aversion, repugnance, loathing, hostility (hardly anger, at least I find no clear proof for this meaning; but in Mvy 1945, where it follows and seems to contrast with rāgaḥ, Tibetan renders khon khro ba, anger). It is often bracketed and contrasted with anunaya, q.v. for citations; both (= rāga and dveṣa) are evil and must be shunned. Etymolog. gloss Śikṣ 149.5 it is called pratigha because it destroys, pratihanti, roots of merit. One of six kleśa, Dharmas 67 (follows rāgaḥ). Other occurrences (without anunaya): LV 11.5; Dbh 25.4; Bbh 7.16; 161.13; Śikṣ 6.17; 52.9; 251.15; 271.12. See also next.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pratigha (प्रतिघ).—mfn.

(-ghaḥ-ghā-ghaṃ) Adverse, inimical. m.

(-ghaḥ) 1. Wrath, rage. 2. Mutual beating, combat, fighting. 3. Fainting. 4. An enemy. 5. Opposition. E. prati again, severally, and gha striking.

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