Pratiharika, Prātihārika: 8 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prātihārika (प्रातिहारिक).—A juggler, conjurer.

Derivable forms: prātihārikaḥ (प्रातिहारिकः).

See also (synonyms): prātihāra, pratihāraka.

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

Prātihārika (प्रातिहारिक).—(1) -pakṣa, = °raka, q.v.; (2) in mahā-prā°, adj., either highly exceptional (place), or (probably more likely, adj. to prātihārya), (place) of extraordinary things, miracles: Devāvatāre (q.v.) mahācaitye Saṃkaśye (q.v.) mahāprātihārike (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 88.14 (verse).

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

Prātihārika (प्रातिहारिक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A juggler, a conjuror. E. pratihāra disguise, trick, aff. ṭhañ .

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

1) Prātihārika (प्रातिहारिक):—[=prāti-hārika] [from prāti-hāra > prāti] mf(ī)n. containing pratihāras (as a Vedic hymn), [Lāṭyāyana]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a doorkeeper, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra]

3) [v.s. ...] a juggler, conjurer, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Prātihārika (प्रातिहारिक):—[prāti-hārika] (kaḥ) 1. m. Idem.

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

Prātihārika (प्रातिहारिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pāḍihāriya.

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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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