Pratyamnana, Pratyāmnāna: 5 definitions



Pratyamnana 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

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)

Pratyāmnāna (प्रत्याम्नान) refers to a “corollary”, according to the Āpastamba-yajña-paribhāṣā-sūtras.—“The Prakṛti stops from three causes, from a corollary [viz., pratyāmnāna], from a prohibition, and from loss of purpose”. Commentary: A corollary (pratyāmnāna) occurs, when it is said, “instead of Kuśa grass, let him make a barhis of reeds”.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pratyāmnāna (प्रत्याम्नान).—a. Representative; यजमानकर्तृत्वेन विधीयन्ते प्रत्याम्नानाश्च ऋत्विजो निवर्तन्ते (yajamānakartṛtvena vidhīyante pratyāmnānāśca ṛtvijo nivartante) Kātyāyana S.

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

Pratyāmnāna (प्रत्याम्नान):—[=praty-āmnāna] [from pratyā-mnā] n. contrary determination, altered purpose, [Lāṭyāyana; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Pratyāmnāna (प्रत्याम्नान):—(wie eben) n. entgegengesetzte —, veränderte Bestimmung: etenoktamoṃkārasya pratyāmnānaṃ vācā [LĀṬY. 9, 7, 4.] [Scholiast] zu [Kātyāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 107. 7. 477, 21.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Pratyāmnāna (प्रत्याम्नान):—n. eine entgegengesetzte — , veränderte Bestimmung.

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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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