Prativacana: 11 definitions
Prativacana 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Prativachana.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
prativacana (प्रतिवचन).—n (S) prativāda m (S) A reply or an answer; a replication or rejoinder.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
prativacana (प्रतिवचन).—n prativāda m A reply, a rejoinder.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) An answer, reply, परभृतविरुतं कलं यथा प्रतिवचनीकृतमेभिरीदृशम् (parabhṛtavirutaṃ kalaṃ yathā prativacanīkṛtamebhirīdṛśam) Ś.4.9; न ददाति प्रतिवचनं विक्रयकाले शठो वणिङ् मौनी (na dadāti prativacanaṃ vikrayakāle śaṭho vaṇiṅ maunī) Kalāvilāsa.
2) An echo.
3) A dependent or final clause in a sentence.
Derivable forms: prativacanam (प्रतिवचनम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naṃ) 1. A reply, an answer, a rejoinder. 2. An echo. E. prati again, back again, and vacana speech.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Prativacana (प्रतिवचन) or Prativacas.—[prati-vac + ana] or as, n. An answer, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 58, 16; [Pañcatantra] 117, 15.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Prativacana (प्रतिवचन).—[neuter] final clause ([grammar]); also = seq.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Prativacana (प्रतिवचन):—[=prati-vacana] [from prati-vac] m. a verse or formula serving as an answer, [Āpastamba-śrauta-sūtra]
2) [v.s. ...] n. a dependent or final clause in a sentence, [Nirukta, by Yāska]
3) [v.s. ...] an answer, [Mṛcchakaṭikā; Prabodha-candrodaya] etc.
4) [v.s. ...] an echo, [Horace H. Wilson]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Prativacana (प्रतिवचन):—[prati-vacana] (naṃ) 1. n. A reply; echo.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Prativacana (प्रतिवचन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Paḍivayaṇa.
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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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