Pratiratha, Prati-ratha: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pratiratha in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Pratiratha (प्रतिरथ).—A King of the Pūru line of kings. Pratiratha, Dhruva and Sumati were the sons of King Antibhāra. (9th Skandha, Bhāgavata).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pratiratha (प्रतिरथ).—an adversary in war (lit. in fighting in a war-chariot); दौष्यन्तिमप्रतिरथं तनयं निवेश्य (dauṣyantimapratirathaṃ tanayaṃ niveśya) Ś.4.2.

Derivable forms: pratirathaḥ (प्रतिरथः).

Pratiratha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms prati and ratha (रथ).

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

Pratiratha (प्रतिरथ).—m.

(-thaḥ) An opposite fighter in a war-chariot.

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

Pratiratha (प्रतिरथ).—[masculine] = pratiyoddhṛ.

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

1) Pratiratha (प्रतिरथ):—[=prati-ratha] m. an opposite fighter in a war-chariot, an adversary in war, equal a°, [Kathāsaritsāgara] (cf. a-p)

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a descendant of Atri (author of the hymn, [Ṛg-veda v, 47]), [Ṛgveda-anukramaṇikā]

3) [v.s. ...] of a son of Mati-nāra and father of Kaṇva, [Harivaṃśa]

4) [v.s. ...] of a son of Vajra and father of Sucāru, [ib.]

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Pratiratha 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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