Pratipaksha, Pratipakṣa, Prātipakṣa, Prati-paksha: 9 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Pratipakṣa and Prātipakṣa can be transliterated into English as Pratipaksa or Pratipaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Pratipakṣa (प्रतिपक्ष).—A son of Kṣatradharma and father of*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 68. 7; Vāyu-purāṇa 93. 7.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
pratipakṣa (प्रतिपक्ष).—m S In law, disputation &c. The opposite side, cause, party. 2 or pratipakṣī m (S) In disputation, law &c. An opponent, an antagonist: a respondent, a defendant. 3 An opposite, a contrary, a thing contradictory to and destructive of another.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
pratipakṣa (प्रतिपक्ष).—m The opposite side, cause, party.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Prātipakṣa (प्रातिपक्ष).—a. (-kṣī f.)
1) Contrary, adverse.
2) Hostile, inimical.
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Pratipakṣa (प्रतिपक्ष).—a. like, similar. (-kṣaḥ) 1 the opposite side, party or faction, hostility; विमृश्य पक्षप्रतिपक्षाभ्यामवधारणं नियमः (vimṛśya pakṣapratipakṣābhyāmavadhāraṇaṃ niyamaḥ) Gaut. S,
2) an adversary, enemy, foe, rival; प्रति- पक्षकामिनी, -लक्ष्मी (prati- pakṣakāminī, -lakṣmī) 'a rival wife'; Bv.2.64; दासीकृतायाः प्रति- पक्षलक्ष्याः (dāsīkṛtāyāḥ prati- pakṣalakṣyāḥ) Vikr.1.73; प्रतिपक्षमशक्तेन प्रतिकर्तुम् (pratipakṣamaśaktena pratikartum) K. P.1; Vikr.1.7; often used in comp. in the sense of 'equal' or 'similar'.
3) remedy, expiation; यादवस्य पापस्य प्रतिपक्षमुपदिशामि (yādavasya pāpasya pratipakṣamupadiśāmi) Nāg.5.
4) a defendant or respondent (in law). °ता (tā)
1) hostility, opposition.
Pratipakṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms prati and pakṣa (पक्ष).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Pratipakṣa (प्रतिपक्ष).—nt.? (in Sanskrit only m., rival, enemy; according to [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary], Pali paṭipakkha also adj., opposed, opposite; perhaps obstacle in Vimānavatthu (Pali) commentary 20.24 [puññakiriyā…] paṭi- pakkha-chedana-samatthā), obstacle (? so Index): (vatsa yadi kevalaṃ) cittaṃ parijñātuṃ na śakyasi, pratipakṣaṃ mocayitum Divyāvadāna 352.18, there is an obstacle to setting you free (? it interferes with…).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kṣaḥ) 1. An enemy, (figuratively used in the sense of “equal” “similar.”) 2. A respondent, an opponent. 3. A defendant. E. prati against, and pakṣa a part, a party.
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(-kṣaḥ-kṣī-kṣaṃ) 1. Hostile, belonging to an enemy. 2. Adverse, contrary. E. pratipakṣa, and aṇ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pratipakṣa (प्रतिपक्ष).—[prati-pakṣa], m. 1. Opposite part, Mahābhārata 8, 4409. 2. Opposition. 3. An opponent, an adversary, [Pañcatantra] ed. orn. 56, 10.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pratipakṣa (प्रतिपक्ष).—[masculine] opposite side or party, rivality; also = seq. + equal to, a match in (—°).
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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