Pratisamkhyanirodha, Pratisamkhya-nirodha, Pratisaṃkhyānirodha: 2 definitions


Pratisamkhyanirodha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Pratisamkhyanirodha in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Pratisaṃkhyānirodha (प्रतिसंख्यानिरोध) or simply pratisaṃkhyā refers to “observed cessation” and represents the second of the “three unconditioned things” (asaṃskṛta) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 32). It can also be spelled as Pratisaṅkhyānirodha. The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., pratisaṃkhyā-nirodha). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pratisamkhyanirodha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pratisaṃkhyānirodha (प्रतिसंख्यानिरोध):—[=prati-saṃkhyā-nirodha] [from prati-saṃkhyā > pratisaṃ-khyā] m. (with, [Buddhist literature]) the conscious annihilation of an object (?), [Dharmasaṃgraha 32] (cf. a-prati-nirodha).

context information

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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