Pratikshana, Pratīkṣaṇa: 10 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Pratīkṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Pratiksana or Pratikshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Pratikṣaṇa (प्रतिक्षण) refers to “continually” (transitory), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Fool, having formed a delight in pleasure which is produced by the objects of the senses [and is] continually transitory (pratikṣaṇa-vinaśvara), the three worlds are destroyed”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pratīkṣaṇa (प्रतीक्षण).—

1) Waiting for; सत्यव्रतस्यागमनप्रतीक्षाः (satyavratasyāgamanapratīkṣāḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.164.11.

2) Expectation, hope.

3) Regard, consideration, attention; इत्यादृतोक्तः परमस्य पुंसः प्रतीक्षणानु- ग्रहभाजनोऽहम् (ityādṛtoktaḥ paramasya puṃsaḥ pratīkṣaṇānu- grahabhājano'ham) Bhāgavata 3.4.14.

4) Looking at, considering.

5) Fulfilment, observance (of a vow, promise &c).

Derivable forms: pratīkṣaṇam (प्रतीक्षणम्).

See also (synonyms): pratīkṣā.

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

Pratikṣaṇa (प्रतिक्षण).—Adv. n.

(-ṇaṃ) Momentarily, every moment. E. prati, several order, and kṣaṇa an instant.

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Pratīkṣaṇa (प्रतीक्षण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) 1. Looking to or at, considering, referring to. 2. Respecting. 3. Expecting, waiting for. E. prati before, īkṣ to see, lyuṭ aff.

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

Pratīkṣaṇa (प्रतीक्षण).—[neuter] consideration, regard; observance, fulfilment.

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

1) Pratīkṣaṇa (प्रतीक्षण):—[from pratīkṣa > pratīkṣ] n. looking to or at, considering, regard, attention, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] observance, fulfilment, [Prabodha-candrodaya]

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

1) Pratikṣaṇa (प्रतिक्षण):—[prati-kṣaṇa] (ṇaṃ) adv. Momentarily.

2) Pratīkṣaṇa (प्रतीक्षण):—[pratī+kṣaṇa] (ṇaṃ) 1. n. Looking at; waiting for, expecting.

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

Pratīkṣaṇa (प्रतीक्षण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Paḍikkhaṇa, Paḍicchaṇa.

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Pratikshana in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pratīkṣaṇa (ಪ್ರತೀಕ್ಷಣ):—[noun] = ಪ್ರತೀಕ್ಷೆ [pratikshe].

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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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