Pratimana, Pratimāna: 12 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Partiman.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Pratimana in Jainism glossary
Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Pratimāna (प्रतिमान) refers to “weight” or “scales”, as mentioned in chapter 1.5 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism. Accordingly:—“[...] Moreover, each one of the others, sons, grandsons, etc., of Bāhubali, strong as an army of ten divisions, makes even Kṛtānta afraid. His vassal-kings, etc., are their equals in devotion to the master and in power, just like weights put on the scales [i.e., pratimāna] to balance them”.

Note: Pratimāna is quoted only as ‘weight’ in the abstract, but here it must be either the weight put in one scale-pan to balance, or, perhaps, the scale itself.

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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

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

Pratimāna (प्रतिमान).—

1) A model, pattern; सोऽर्जुनेन हतः कर्णः प्रतिमानं धनुष्मताम् (so'rjunena hataḥ karṇaḥ pratimānaṃ dhanuṣmatām) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 8.9.18.

2) An image, idol.

3) Likeness, similitude, similarity; हेरम्बकण्ठरसितप्रतिमानमेति (herambakaṇṭharasitapratimānameti) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 9.3.

4) A weight; रत्नसारफल्गुकुप्यानामर्घप्रतिवर्णक- प्रतिमानमानोन्मानावमानभाण्डम् (ratnasāraphalgukupyānāmarghaprativarṇaka- pratimānamānonmānāvamānabhāṇḍam) Kau. Ā.2.7.25.

5) The part of an elephant's head between the tusks and below the वाहित्थ (vāhittha); Mahābhārata (Bombay) 8.28.38; also 6.46.29; पृथुप्रतिमानभाग (pṛthupratimānabhāga) &c. Śiśupālavadha 5.36, Mātaṅga L.5.7;6.8.

6) A reflection.

7) A picture.

8) Ved. An adversary.

Derivable forms: pratimānam (प्रतिमानम्).

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

Pratimāna (प्रतिमान).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Resemblance, an image, picture. 2. An idol. 3. A model. 4. Likeness, similarity. 5. A reflection. 6. A weight. 7. The part of an elephant’s head between the tusks. E. prati before, to measure, aff. lyuṭ .

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Pratīmāna (प्रतीमान).—n.

(-naṃ) A measure of capacity. E. prati, and to measure, lyuṭ aff. and the vowel of the prep. made long.

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

Pratīmāna (प्रतीमान).—i. e. prati-mā + ana, n. A measure for gold, etc. (goldweights, etc.), [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 403.

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

Pratimāna (प्रतिमान).—[neuter] measure, weight, counterpart, match, model, pattern, likeness, similarity.

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Pratīmāna (प्रतीमान).—[neuter] counter measure.

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

1) Pratimāna (प्रतिमान):—[=prati-māna] n. a counterpart, well-matched opponent, adversary, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] a model, pattern, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] an image, picture, idol, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] comparison, likeness, similarity, resemblance, [Mahābhārata; Mālatīmādhava]

5) [v.s. ...] a weight, [Viṣṇu-smṛti, viṣṇu-sūtra, vaiṣṇava-dharma-śāstra; Yājñavalkya] (cf. pratī-m)

6) [v.s. ...] = -bhāga, [Mahābhārata]

7) Pratīmāna (प्रतीमान):—[=pratī-māna] [from pratī] n. (cf. prati-m) a weight (measure), [Manu-smṛti viii, 403.]

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

1) Pratimāna (प्रतिमान):—[prati-māna] (naṃ) 1. n. Part of the elephant’s head between the tusks; resemblance, likeness; an image.

2) Pratīmāna (प्रतीमान):—[pratī-māna] (naṃ) 1. n. A measure.

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

Pratimāna (प्रतिमान) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Paḍimāṇa.

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Pratimana in German

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Hindi dictionary

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

Pratimāna (प्रतिमान) [Also spelled partiman]:—(um) a pattern, specimen; prototype; standard.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Pratimāna (ಪ್ರತಿಮಾನ):—

1) [noun] the likening of one thing to another on the basis of some similarity between the two; analogy.

2) [noun] any thing or person that is same, similar or equal; an equal.

3) [noun] an optical counterpart or appearance of an object, as is produced by reflection from a mirror, a shining surface, unperturbed water, etc.; an image.

4) [noun] something made by reproducing; copy, close imitation, duplication, etc.; reproduction.

5) [noun] the part of an elephant’s head between its tusks (or corresponding part of tuskless elephants).

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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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