Pravriti, Prāvṛti: 9 definitions


Pravriti 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.

The Sanskrit term Prāvṛti can be transliterated into English as Pravrti or Pravriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prāvṛti (प्रावृति).—f.

1) An enclosure, a hedge, fence.

2) Spiritual darkness.

Derivable forms: prāvṛtiḥ (प्रावृतिः).

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

Prāvṛti (प्रावृति).—(compare prec.), covering, cover: (tūlikāyāṃ) māṃ-sapūrṇāṃ prāvṛtiṃ devyā ātmānam upanaya Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.15.3, present yourself to the queen as a meat-filled covering in (or on) a cotton mattress.

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

Prāvṛti (प्रावृति).—f.

(-tiḥ) 1. An inclosure, a fence, a bound hedge. 2. Spiritual darkness. E. pra before, vṛ with āṅ prefix, to inclose, aff. ktin .

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

Prāvṛti (प्रावृति).—[prā-vṛti], i.e. pra-ā-vṛ + ti, f. An inclosure, a fence.

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

1) Prāvṛti (प्रावृति):—[=prā-vṛti] [from prā-vṛta > prā-vṛ] f. an enclosure, fence, hedge, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] (with Śaivas) spiritual darkness (one of the 4 consequences of Māyā), [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

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

Prāvṛti (प्रावृति):—[prā+vṛti] (tiḥ) 2. f. An enclosure; a fence.

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

Prāvṛti (प्रावृति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pāiḍi.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pravriti 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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