Prativastu, Prati-vastu: 9 definitions


Prativastu means something in 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 Hinduism

Kavyashastra (science of poetry)

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyavilasa of Ciranjiva Bhattacarya (kavyashastra)

Prativastu (प्रतिवस्तु) is another name for Prativastūpamā: one of the 93 alaṃkāras (“figures of speech”) mentioned by Cirañjīva Bhaṭṭācārya (fl. 17th century) in his Kāvyavilāsa and is listed as one of the 89 arthālaṃkāras (figure of speech determined by the sense, as opposed to sound).—The figure prativastūpamā has been admitted by ancient Ālaṃkārikas in a different way. According to Daṇḍin (K.D. II/46) and Vāmana who names it prativastu have accepted it as a figure based on upamā. Bhāmaha (K.A. II/34) deals it as a separate figure. Modern Ālaṃkārikas like Mammaṭa, Ruyyaka (A.S.P. 74), Viśvanātha has treated it as a separate figure.

Kavyashastra book cover
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Kavyashastra (काव्यशास्त्र, kāvyaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian tradition of poetry (kavya). Canonical literature (shastra) of the includes encyclopedic manuals dealing with prosody, rhetoric and various other guidelines serving to teach the poet how to compose literature.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prativastu in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prativastu (प्रतिवस्तु).—n.

1) an equivalent, a counterpart.

2) anything given in return.

3) a parallel. °उपमा (upamā) a figure of speech thus defined by Mammaṭa:-- प्रतिवस्तूपमा तु सा ॥ सामान्यस्य द्विरेकस्य यत्र वाक्यद्वये स्थितिः (prativastūpamā tu sā || sāmānyasya dvirekasya yatra vākyadvaye sthitiḥ) | K. P.1; e. g. तापेन भ्राजते सूर्यः शूरश्चापेन राजते (tāpena bhrājate sūryaḥ śūraścāpena rājate) Chandr.5. 48.

Prativastu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms prati and vastu (वस्तु).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Prativastu (प्रतिवस्तु).—nt., in Sanskrit (thing that is) equivalent (to something else): so Tibetan (nor daṅ ḥdra ba) on Mahāvyutpatti 9405; but in Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.127.19 and 145.1 ff. Tibetan (dṅos paḥi) skyin [Page368-a+ 71] pa, (personal) loan; here it seems to mean property left in trust, for safe-keeping, with another person. Cf. next.

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

Prativastu (प्रतिवस्तु).—n.

(-stuṃ) 1. An equivalent. 2. A parallel.

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

Prativastu (प्रतिवस्तु).—[neuter] counterpart, equivalent.

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

1) Prativastu (प्रतिवस्तु):—[=prati-vastu] n. a counterpart, equivalent

2) [v.s. ...] anything given in return, anything contrasted with another, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Pratāparudrīya]

[Sanskrit to German]

Prativastu in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prativastu in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prativastu (ಪ್ರತಿವಸ್ತು):—[noun] anything given in return or a thing that is equal or exactly same.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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