Prayashcita, Prāyaścita: 2 definitions


Prayashcita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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 Prāyaścita can be transliterated into English as Prayascita or Prayashcita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Prayschit.

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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prayashcita in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Prāyaścita (प्रायश्चित) [Also spelled prayschit]:—(nm) atonement, penance, expiation; —[karanā] to sack cloth and ashes, to atone for.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prayashcita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Prāyaścita (प्रायश्चित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pacchitta.

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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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