Pratoda, Pratōda: 14 definitions


Pratoda 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Pratoda (प्रतोद):—Needling pain

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Pratoda (प्रतोद) refers to the “long whip” (of the charioteer), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.8 (“The detailed description of the chariot etc.”).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “The divine chariot of lord Śiva consisting of all the worlds was built by Viśvakarman with devoted effort. [...] Lord Brahmā was the charioteer, the gods were holders of the bridle. Praṇava the Vedic divinity constituted the long whip (pratoda) of Brahma [pratodo brahmaṇastasya praṇavo brahmadaivatam]. The syllable A constituted the great umbrella, Mandara the side staff. The lord of mountains became his bow and the lord of serpents the bowstring. [...]”

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pratōda (प्रतोद).—m S A sort of sundial. 2 A long whip.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

pratōda (प्रतोद).—m A whip.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pratoda (प्रतोद).—

1) A goad.

2) A long whip; शरः क्षत्रियया ग्राह्यः प्रतोदो वैश्यकन्यया (śaraḥ kṣatriyayā grāhyaḥ pratodo vaiśyakanyayā) Manusmṛti 3.44.

3) A pricking instru ment; वाक्यप्रतोदाभिहतो यत्र कृष्णेन पाण्डवः (vākyapratodābhihato yatra kṛṣṇena pāṇḍavaḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.2.49.

Derivable forms: pratodaḥ (प्रतोदः).

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

Pratoda (प्रतोद).—m.

(-daḥ) 1. A long whip. 2. A goad. E. pra thoroughly, tud to torment, aff. ghañ .

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

Pratoda (प्रतोद).—i. e. pra-tud + a, m. A goad, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 188, 16; [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 44.

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

Pratoda (प्रतोद).—[masculine] goad.

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

1) Pratoda (प्रतोद):—[=pra-toda] [from pra-tud] m. a goad or long whip, [Atharva-veda] etc. etc. (also -yaṣṭi f., [Divyāvadāna])

2) [v.s. ...] sg. (with aṅgirasām) and [dual number] (with kaśyapasya), Name of Sāmans, [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa]

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

Pratoda (प्रतोद):—(daḥ) 1. m. A goad.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Pratoda (प्रतोद) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Paoda.

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Pratoda 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pratōda (ಪ್ರತೋದ):—[noun] an instrument consisting of a lash with a more rigid handle for striking, as in driving animals or in punishing; a whip.

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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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