Pratiloma, aka: Pratilōma, Prati-loma; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Pratiloma (प्रतिलोम).—lit. regressive; a kind of Sandhi or euphonic combination, in which the consonant precedes and the vowel comes after it; e. g. हव्यवाडग्निः (havyavāḍagniḥ); cf. प्रतिलोमसंधिषु व्यञ्जनानि पूर्वाणि स्वरा उत्तरे (pratilomasaṃdhiṣu vyañjanāni pūrvāṇi svarā uttare); Uvvata on R. Pr. I. 4.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Pratiloma (प्रतिलोम).—Retrograde. A planet is said to be in pratiloma when its motion is retrograde. Note: Pratiloma is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
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Jyotiṣa (ज्योतिष, jyotisha or jyotish) basically refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents one of the six additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas. Jyotiṣa concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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pratilōma (प्रतिलोम).—a (S prati Reverting, lōma The hair.) Contrary to the natural course or order; against the hair or grain; reverse, inverted. 2 Hence Low, vile, base, depraved. 3 One sprung from the connection of a man of one caste with a woman of a higher.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pratilōma (प्रतिलोम).—a Contrary to the natural course. Low, vile. One sprung from the connection of a man of one caste with a woman of a higher.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Pratiloma (प्रतिलोम).—a.

1) 'against the hair or grain', contray to the natural order, inverted, reverse (opp. anuloma); नववर्षसहस्राक्षः प्रतिलोमोऽभवद् गुरुः (navavarṣasahasrākṣaḥ pratilomo'bhavad guruḥ) Bhāg.12.14.15.

2) contrary to caste (said of the issue of a woman who is of a higher caste than her husband).

3) hostile.

4) low, vile, base.

5) left (vāma).

6) obstinate, perverse; अपरिचितस्यापि तेऽप्रतिलोमः संवृत्तः (aparicitasyāpi te'pratilomaḥ saṃvṛttaḥ) Ś.7.

7) disagreeable, unpleasant.

-mam any injurious or unpleasant act.

-mam ind. 'against the hair or grain', inversely, invertedly. °ज (ja) a. born in the inverse order of the castes; i. e. born of a mother who is of a higher caste than the father; cf. Ms.1.16,25.

Pratiloma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms prati and loma (लोम).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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