Pratipatti: 10 definitions

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Pratipatti means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Pratipatti (प्रतिपत्ति).—Knowledge, understanding; cf. तस्मादनभ्युपायः शब्दानां प्रतिपत्तौ प्रतिपद-प्राठः। (tasmādanabhyupāyaḥ śabdānāṃ pratipattau pratipada-prāṭhaḥ|) M.Bh. on Ahn. 1 ; also cf. MBh. on P. I. 1. 20. Vart.5 I.1 44,46 etc.

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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Pratipatti (प्रतिपत्ति) refers to “giving”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 21.63.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Pratipatti (प्रतिपत्ति, “practice”) or Pratipattibala refers to the “the strength of practice” and represents one of the “ten strengths of the Bodhisattvas” (bala) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 75). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., pratipatti). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D. Pratisaṃkhyāna can also be spelled as Pratisaṅkhyāna.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Pratipatti.—cf. pratipattau (LP), explained as ‘convincing’; but actually ‘during the administration of…’. Note: pratipatti is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pratipatti (प्रतिपत्ति).—f.

1) Getting; acquirement, gain; चन्द्रलोकप्रतिपत्तिः (candralokapratipattiḥ); स्वर्ग° (svarga°) &c.

2) Perception, observation, consciousness, (right) knowledge; वागर्थप्रतिपत्तये (vāgarthapratipattaye) R.1.1; तयोरभेदप्रतिपत्तिरस्ति मे (tayorabhedapratipattirasti me) Bh.3.99; गुणिनामपि निजरूपप्रतिपत्तिः परत एव संभवति (guṇināmapi nijarūpapratipattiḥ parata eva saṃbhavati) Vās.

3) Assent, compliance, acceptance; प्रतिपत्तिपराङ्मुखी (pratipattiparāṅmukhī) Bk.8.95 'averse from compliance, unyielding'.

4) Admission, acknowledgment.

5) Assertion, statement.

6) Undertaking, beginning, commencement.

7) Action, proceeding, course of action, procedure; वयस्य का प्रतिपत्तिरत्र (vayasya kā pratipattiratra) M.4; Ku.5.42; विषाद- लुप्तप्रतिपत्तिविस्मितं सैन्यम् (viṣāda- luptapratipattivismitaṃ sainyam) R.3.4 'which did not know what course of action to follow through dismay'.

8) Performance, doing, proceeding with; प्रस्तुतप्रतिपत्तये (prastutapratipattaye) R.15.75.

9) Resolution, determination; कैकेय्याः प्रतिपत्तिर्हि कथं स्यान्मम वेदने (kaikeyyāḥ pratipattirhi kathaṃ syānmama vedane) Rām.2.22.16; व्यवसायः प्रतिपत्तिनिष्ठुरः (vyavasāyaḥ pratipattiniṣṭhuraḥ) R.8.65.

1) News, intelligence; कर्मसिद्धावाशु प्रतिपत्तिमानय (karmasiddhāvāśu pratipattimānaya) Mu.4; Ś.6.

11) Honour, respect, mark of distinction, respectful behaviour; सामान्यप्रतिपत्तिपूर्वकमियं दारेषु दृश्या त्वया (sāmānyapratipattipūrvakamiyaṃ dāreṣu dṛśyā tvayā) Ś.4.17;7.1; R.14.22;15.12; तत् कस्मादेतस्मिन् महानुभावे प्रतिपत्तिमूढा तिष्ठसि (tat kasmādetasmin mahānubhāve pratipattimūḍhā tiṣṭhasi) Nāg.1; यत्स महानुभावो वाङ्मात्रेणापि अकृतप्रतिपत्तिः अदक्षिणेति मां संभावयिष्यति (yatsa mahānubhāvo vāṅmātreṇāpi akṛtapratipattiḥ adakṣiṇeti māṃ saṃbhāvayiṣyati) Nāg.2.

12) A method, means.

13) Intellect, intelligence.

14) Use, application.

15) Promotion, preferment, exaltation.

16) Fame, renown, reputation.

17) Boldness, assurance, confidence.

18) Conviction, proof.

19) A rite from which no advantage accrues.

2) The concluding portion of an action. (In Daṇḍaviveka, G. O. S.52, p.259, it means punishment of an offence.)

21) Disposing of a matter or a thing which has served the purpose of something else; यद् येन प्रयोजनेन सम्बद्ध- मुत्पद्यते तत् तदर्थमेव न्याय्यम् । तस्यान्यत्र गमने प्रतिपत्तिरित्येतदुपपद्यते (yad yena prayojanena sambaddha- mutpadyate tat tadarthameva nyāyyam | tasyānyatra gamane pratipattirityetadupapadyate) ŚB. on MS.4.2.19. Also cf. यष हि न्यायो यदन्यत्र कृतार्थ- मन्यत्र प्रतिपाद्यत इति (yaṣa hi nyāyo yadanyatra kṛtārtha- manyatra pratipādyata iti) ŚB. on MS.4.2.22; cf. also प्रतिपत्तिश्च विविक्तकरणेन उपकरोति (pratipattiśca viviktakaraṇena upakaroti) ŚB. on MS.6.4.3. Hence प्रतिपत्ति- कर्मन् (pratipatti- karman) means 'a mere disposal' (as opposed to arthakarman); किं शाखाप्रहरणं प्रतिपत्तिकर्म उतार्थकर्मेति (kiṃ śākhāpraharaṇaṃ pratipattikarma utārthakarmeti) ŚB. on MS.4.2.1.

22) giving (dāna); अपात्रे प्रतिपत्तिः (apātre pratipattiḥ); Mb.12.26.31; दानवारि- रसिकाय विभूतेर्वश्मि तेऽस्मि सुतरां प्रतिपत्तिम् (dānavāri- rasikāya vibhūtervaśmi te'smi sutarāṃ pratipattim) N.21.63.

23) Remedy (pratividhāna); प्रतिपत्तिं कां प्रत्यपद्यन्त मामकाः (pratipattiṃ kāṃ pratyapadyanta māmakāḥ) Mb.7.46. 3.

Derivable forms: pratipattiḥ (प्रतिपत्तिः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pratipatti (प्रतिपत्ति).—f. (not far in meaning from Sanskrit id., [Boehtlingk and Roth] s.v. 5; but closer to Pali paṭipatti), behavior, practice, performance, especially good behavior, religiously; opp. to vipratipatti, q.v.; here are included some passages previously misinterpreted (especially those from Saddharmapuṇḍarīka): pratipatti (acc.) darśeti bahupra- kāraṃ (v.l. °rāṃ) Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 120.5 (verse), (the Buddha) shows (to men of various sorts) good behavior in many ways, or the various sorts of good behavior; pratipattyā ca saṃpādayet 395.12 (prose), and (who) shall put into effect (this sūtra) by his behavior (conduct, in practice); ye tubhya dharma śrutvā pratipattim eṣyatī hi Lalitavistara 355.12 (verse), who, having heard the dharma from you, will arrive at proper behavior (i.e. will put it into practice); °ttīya saṃpanno Mahāvastu ii.357.20, perfect in behavior; ārādhyate satpratipattimadbhir dharmo Jātakamālā 106.19, by those having virtuous behavior; °tti-guṇa- sauṣṭhavāc ca 142.17, °tti-śobhayā 20; vācayā yatha va- danti te budhās tatra caiva pratipattiyā (in actual practice) sthitāḥ Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 11.1 (verse); śrutvā ca tasmin pratipattiye sthito 36.12 (verse), and having heard it he remains steadfast in it by his behavior; °ttiś ca mayāpi bhāṣitā iha sūtre 59.10 (verse); pratipattitu Śikṣāsamuccaya 4.16, thru their holy behavior; sarvabodhisattvaśikṣā-pratipattayaḥ Gaṇḍavyūha 461.9 ([bahuvrīhi], characterized by practice of…); °ttiṣu vyādhinirghātana- saṃjñā Gaṇḍavyūha 464.10, misquoted śatrunirghātana° Śikṣāsamuccaya 36.4, to good behavior (should be applied) the name of destroyer of diseases; bhūtapratipattiḥ śramaṇaḥ Kāśyapa Parivarta 125.1, a monk of true (correct) behavior; Bodhisattvabhūmi 3.22; 4.2 (see s.v. pratipanna); [Page364-b+ 71] 213.18; pratipatti-kāmo Daśabhūmikasūtra.g. 16(352).17; Daśabhūmikasūtra 25.13 ff.; note especially line 15,…anavakāśo yad ātmā vipratipatti- sthitaḥ parān samyak-pratipattau sthāpayet…, it is inconceivable that myself remaining in evil behavior should establish others in good behavior; pratipatti-vipratipatti- sthitānā(ṃ) sattvānām anutsargaḥ (not dismissing) ekāṃ- śavacanatā (speaking to them in the same way) Kāśyapa Parivarta 25.7; (eteṣu…) dharmeṣu pratipattir na vipratipattiḥ Samādhirājasūtra p. 14 line 2, good, not bad, behavior; sarvatragāminī-prati- pattijñāna-balam Dharmasaṃgraha 76, see s.v. pratipad, which is here and often interchangeable with pratipatti.In Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.86.10 read with ms. amuko bhikṣuḥ sa bhagavatā prati- pa(t)tyeva vyākṛtaḥ (ed. °tāḥ, doubtless misprint): prati- pattyā iva, as it seems by his intellectual realization (so Sanskrit pratipatti), or with confidence due to experience (so AMg. paḍivatti); the ed. em. to pratipadyeva, stating in note that Tibetan reads sṅa nas, which means formerly and which I cannot relate to either reading. Is there a corruption?

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

Pratipatti (प्रतिपत्ति).—f.

(-ttiḥ) 1. Fame, renown, reputation. 2. Gaining, getting, obtaining, acquirement. 3. Action, wordly practice or activity, as opposed to religious contemplation. 4. Use, application, profit. 5. Arrogance, audacity, confidence. 6. Knowledge, perception, observation, determination, ascertainment. 7. Elevation, exaltation, promotion, acquirement of rank or dignity. 8. Acknowledgment, assent, admission, aceptance. 9. Inspiring trust or confidence, satisfying, shewing in proof. 10. Respectful or affectionate behaviour. 11. Purpose, design. 12. Comprehending, including. 13. Distribution, disposal. 14. Giving, presentation. 15. Intellect, intelligence. 16. Inclination, tendency. 17. Method, means. 18. Promotion, preferment. 19. Proof, conviction. 20. Undertaking, commencement. 21. Resolution. 22. Procedure, act of proceeding. 23. Knowledge of what to do. 24. Blinding, misleading, deceiving. 25. Throwing Ghee on the fire, or images into a sacred stream, or any similar rite from which no advantage is expected. E. prati severally or towards, &c. pad to go, aff. ktin .

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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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