Pratihri, Pratihṛ: 4 definitions


Pratihri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Pratihṛ can be transliterated into English as Pratihr or Pratihri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pratihṛ (प्रतिहृ).—1 P.

1) To beat back.

2) To avoid, shun.

3) To offer, present.

4) To disregard; आज्ञां प्रतिहरच्चापि कृतज्ञैः पुरुषैः सदा (ājñāṃ pratiharaccāpi kṛtajñaiḥ puruṣaiḥ sadā) Mb.15.3.4.

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

Pratihṛ (प्रतिहृ).—throw, hold, or bring back; offer, present. [Middle] take, eat.

Pratihṛ is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms prati and hṛ (हृ).

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

Pratihṛ (प्रतिहृ):—[=prati-√hṛ] [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -harati, te ([indeclinable participle] pratī-hāram, [Kauśika-sūtra]; [infinitive mood] prati-hartave, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]),

—to throw back, [Atharva-veda];

—to strike or pound, [Kauśika-sūtra];

—to keep shut, close by pressure (an udder), [Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa];

—to bring back, [Lāṭyāyana];

—to deliver, offer, present, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa];

—to procure, [ib.];

— ([Ātmanepada]) to take id est. eat, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad];

—to join in the Sāman hymns as Pratihartṛ (See below), [Lāṭyāyana] :

—[Causal] hārayati, to have one’s self announced to ([genitive case]), [Jātakamālā] :

—[Desiderative] -jihīrṣati, to wish to requite or revenge, [Mahābhārata] (cf. prati-jihīrṣu).

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

Pratihṛ (प्रतिहृ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Paḍihara.

context information

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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