Pratisamhri, Pratisaṃhṛ: 3 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Pratisaṃhṛ can be transliterated into English as Pratisamhr or Pratisamhri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pratisaṃhṛ (प्रतिसंहृ).—1 P.

1) To draw back, withdraw, draw in; तत् साधुकृतसंधानं प्रतिसंहर सायकम् (tat sādhukṛtasaṃdhānaṃ pratisaṃhara sāyakam) Ś.1.11; R.3.64; प्रतिसंहर तात बुद्धिमेताम् (pratisaṃhara tāta buddhimetām) Bu. Ch.5.3.

2) To retract, take back,

3) To compress, reduce in bulk.

4) To change.

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

Pratisaṃhṛ (प्रतिसंहृ):—[=prati-saṃ-√hṛ] [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -harati, te, to draw together, contract (with ātmānam, ‘one’s self’ id est. to shrink, return to its usual bed, said of the sea), [Harivaṃśa];

—to draw or keep back, withdraw (as a weapon, the eye etc.), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature];

—to take away, put off, [Āpastamba];

—to absorb, annihilate, destroy, [Mahābhārata; Purāṇa; Jātakamālā];

—to check, stop, repress, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.;

—to change, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary] :

—[Causal] -hārayati, to retract, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Pratisaṃhṛ (प्रतिसंहृ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Paḍisaṃhara, Paḍisāhara.

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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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