Pratishedha, aka: Pratiṣedha; 7 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Pratiṣedha can be transliterated into English as Pratisedha or Pratishedha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Mīmāṃsā (school of philosophy)

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Pratiṣedha (प्रतिषेध) refers to one of the two types of niṣedha (prohibition).— Pratiṣedha is a prohibition of general applicability, eg. “During the Agama temple festival any form of untouchability must not be practised”.

Source: Srimatham: Mīmāṃsa: The Study of Hindu Exegesis
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Mimamsa (मीमांसा, mīmāṃsā) refers to one of the six orthodox Hindu schools of philosophy, emphasizing the nature of dharma and the philosophy of language. The literature in this school is also known for its in-depth study of ritual actions and social duties.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Pratiṣedha (प्रतिषेध).—Prohibition, negation, prohibition of a rule or operation; generaliy प्रतिषेध (pratiṣedha) or प्रसज्यप्रतिषेध (prasajyapratiṣedha) is laid down by the use of the negative particle (नञ् (nañ)) connected with a verbal activity, and not with a noun in a compound in which case the negation is named पर्युदास (paryudāsa); cf. प्रसज्ज्यप्रतिषेधो यः क्रियया सह यत्र नञ् । पयुदासः स विज्ञेयः थत्रोत्तरपदेन नञ् । (prasajjyapratiṣedho yaḥ kriyayā saha yatra nañ | payudāsaḥ sa vijñeyaḥ thatrottarapadena nañ |)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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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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Dharmashastra (religious law)

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Pratiṣedha (प्रतिषेध) refers to a “prohibition”, according to the Āpastamba-yajña-paribhāṣā-sūtras.—“The Prakṛti stops from three causes, from a corollary, from a prohibition [viz., pratiṣedha], and from loss of purpose”. Commentary: A prohibition (pratishedha) occurs, when it is said, “he does not choose an Ārṣeya”.

Source: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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India history and geogprahy

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Pratiṣedha.—cf. prakṣepa. Note: pratiṣedha is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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pratiṣēdha (प्रतिषेध).—m S Prohibition. 2 Exception, contradiction, disallowal, denial.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Pratiṣedha (प्रतिषेध).—

1) Keeping or warding off, driving away, expulsion; अशेषविघ्नप्रतिषेधदक्षमन्त्राक्षतानांमिव दिङ्मुखेषु (aśeṣavighnapratiṣedhadakṣamantrākṣatānāṃmiva diṅmukheṣu) Vikr. 1.8.

2) Prohibition; as in शास्त्रप्रतिषेधः (śāstrapratiṣedhaḥ); विधिप्रतिषेधयोः प्रतिषेधो बलीयान् (vidhipratiṣedhayoḥ pratiṣedho balīyān) ŚB. on MS.1.8.2; प्राप्तिपूर्वो हि प्रतिषेधो भवति इति अवाक्यशेषता अध्यवसीयते (prāptipūrvo hi pratiṣedho bhavati iti avākyaśeṣatā adhyavasīyate) ŚB. on Ms.1.8.22.

3) Denial, refusal.

4) Negation, contradiction.

5) A negative particle.

6) An exception.

7) (In Rhet.) Enforcing or reminding of a prohibition.

8) (In Drama.) An obstacle to obtaining the desired object.

Derivable forms: pratiṣedhaḥ (प्रतिषेधः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pratiṣedha (प्रतिषेध).—m.

(-dhaḥ) 1. Prohibition, forbidding, exception, contradiction. 2. Denial, refusal. E. prati before, siddha to be perfect, aff. ghañ .

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