Pratihari, Pratīhārī, Pratihārī: 4 definitions


Pratihari means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Pratihārī (प्रतिहारी, “ushers”) refers to one of the classes of “women” (strī) who have dealings with the king, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 34. Accordingly, “women who lay before the king any business related to various affairs of the state such as treaty, war and the like, are called pratihārīs (usher)”.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pratihari in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pratīhārī (प्रतीहारी).—

1) A female door-keeper.

2) A door-keeper in general.

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pratihari in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pratihārī (प्रतिहारी):—(nm) see [pratihāra].

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pratihari in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pratihāri (ಪ್ರತಿಹಾರಿ):—[noun] = ಪ್ರತಿಹಾರ - [pratihara -] 2.

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Pratīhāri (ಪ್ರತೀಹಾರಿ):—[noun] a person who guards the entrance of a building or apartment.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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