Pratyusha, Pratyūṣa, Pratyuṣa: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Pratyūṣa and Pratyuṣa can be transliterated into English as Pratyusa or Pratyusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Pratyūṣa (प्रत्यूष).—A son born to Dharmadeva of his wife Prabhātā. Pratyūṣa is one of the Aṣṭavasus. The Aṣṭavasus are Āpa, Dhruva, Soma, Dharma, Anila, Agni, Pratyūṣa and Prabhāsa. The sage Devala is the son of Pratyūṣa. (Śloka 17, Chapter 66, Ādi Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Pratyūṣa (प्रत्यूष).—A Devaṛṣi.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 92.

1b) One of the eight Vasus; (a Vasava); father of Devala the sage.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 21, 27; Matsya-purāṇa 5. 21, 27; 203. 4; Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 84; 66. 20. Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 110, 117.

1c) A Śakti of Kāla in the Pañcakoṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 32. 10.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Pratyūṣa (प्रत्यूष) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.60.17) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Pratyūṣa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (P) next»] — Pratyusha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pratyuṣa (प्रत्युष).—n. Morning, day-break, dawn; याति व्यक्तिं पुरस्तादरुणकिसलये प्रत्युषः पारिजातः (yāti vyaktiṃ purastādaruṇakisalaye pratyuṣaḥ pārijātaḥ) Sūryaśatakam.

Derivable forms: pratyuṣaḥ (प्रत्युषः).

See also (synonyms): pratyuṣas.

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Pratyūṣa (प्रत्यूष).—Day-break, morning, dawn; प्रत्यूषेषु स्फुटितकमलामोदमैत्रीकषायः (pratyūṣeṣu sphuṭitakamalāmodamaitrīkaṣāyaḥ) Me.31; महत्येव प्रत्यूषे (mahatyeva pratyūṣe) Ś.2.

-ṣaḥ 1 The sun.

2) Name of one of the eight Vasus.

Derivable forms: pratyūṣaḥ (प्रत्यूषः), pratyūṣam (प्रत्यूषम्).

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

Pratyūṣa (प्रत्यूष).—mn.

(-ṣaḥ-ṣaṃ) 1. Morning. 2. One of the demi-gods called Vasus. 3. The sun. E. prati before, ūṣ to be sick, aff. ka; also with uṣ to burn, pratyuṣa; and with asi aff. pratyuṣas .

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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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