Pratishtambha, Pratiṣṭambha: 5 definitions

Introduction

Pratishtambha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 term Pratiṣṭambha can be transliterated into English as Pratistambha or Pratishtambha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pratiṣṭambha (प्रतिष्टंभ).—m S Resistance, opposition, withstanding.

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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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pratiṣṭambha (प्रतिष्टम्भ).—Obstruction, impediment, resistance, opposition, obstacle; बाहुप्रतिष्टम्भविवृद्धमन्युः (bāhupratiṣṭambhavivṛddhamanyuḥ) R.2.32,59.

Derivable forms: pratiṣṭambhaḥ (प्रतिष्टम्भः).

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

Pratiṣṭambha (प्रतिष्टम्भ).—m.

(-mbhaḥ) Obstacle, impediment, opposition. E. prati before, ṣṭabhi to hinder, aff. ac; or prati + stambha-bhāve ghañ ṣatvam .

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

Pratiṣṭambha (प्रतिष्टम्भ).—i. e. prati -stambh + a, m. Obstacle, impediment.

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

Pratiṣṭambha (प्रतिष्टम्भ):—[=prati-ṣṭambha] [from prati-ṣṭabdha] m. obstruction, impediment, hindrance, [Raghuvaṃśa]

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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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