Pratishrutka, aka: Pratiśrutkā, Prātiśrutka; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

Pratishrutka 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.

The Sanskrit terms Pratiśrutkā and Prātiśrutka can be transliterated into English as Pratisrutka or Pratishrutka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

[Pratishrutka in Vyakarana glossaries]

Prātiśrutka (प्रातिश्रुत्क).—Places of echo or reverberation viz.chest and others, of sound which gets its origin at the navel but becomes reverberated at chest, throat, top of the month, mouth and nose; cf. तस्य (tasya) (उत्पत्त्याश्रयस्य शब्दस्य (utpattyāśrayasya śabdasya)) प्रातिश्रुत्कानि भवन्ति उरः कण्ठः शिरो मुखं नासिके इति (prātiśrutkāni bhavanti uraḥ kaṇṭhaḥ śiro mukhaṃ nāsike iti), T. Pr. II. 3.

(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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General definition (in Hinduism)

[Pratishrutka in Hinduism glossaries]

Pratiśrutkā (प्रतिश्रुत्का, “echo”).—This phenomenon had already received a name as early as the Yajurveda Saṃhitās and the Kauṣītaki Upaniṣad (iv. 13). For references, see: Taittirīya Saṃhitā, v. 5, 14, 1; Maitrāyaṇī Saṃhitā, iii. 14, 13; Kāṭhaka Saṃhitā, Aśvamedha, vii. 4; Vājasaneyi Saṃhitā, xxiv. 32; xxx. 19.

(Source): archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[Pratishrutka in Mahayana glossaries]

Pratiśrutkā (प्रतिश्रुत्का, “echo”) refers to one of the ten comparisons (upamāna) according to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 11. These upamānas represent a quality of the Bodhisattvas accompanying the Buddha at Rājagṛha on the Gṛdhrakūṭaparvata. They accepted that dharmas are like an echo (pratiśrutkā). In a narrow valley, a deep gorge or an empty house, when a sound (śabda) or a noise is made, from this sound that is produced another sound arises that is called an echo. The ignorant person thinks that there is somebody who is repeating his words, but the wise person knows that the echo is not due to a third person and that it is solely by a reverberation of the sound (śabdasparśa) that there is a new sound called an echo.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Pratishrutka in Sanskrit glossaries]

Prātiśrutka (प्रातिश्रुत्क).—a. Existing in the echo; यश्चायमध्यात्मं श्रौत्रः प्रातिश्रुत्कः (yaścāyamadhyātmaṃ śrautraḥ prātiśrutkaḥ) Bṛ. Up.2.5.6.

(Source): DDSA: The practical 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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