Prayashcitti, Prāyaścitti: 4 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Prāyaścitti can be transliterated into English as Prayascitti or Prayashcitti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Prayashchitti.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prāyaścitti (प्रायश्चित्ति).—f.

1) Atonement, expiation, indemnification, a religious act to atone for sin; न संसर्गं व्रजेत् सद्भिः प्रायश्चित्तेऽकृते द्विजः (na saṃsargaṃ vrajet sadbhiḥ prāyaścitte'kṛte dvijaḥ) Manusmṛti 11.47; मातुः पापस्य भरतः प्रायश्चित्तमिवाकरोत् (mātuḥ pāpasya bharataḥ prāyaścittamivākarot) R.12.19. (prāyo nāma tapaḥ proktaṃ cittaṃ niścaya ucyate | taponiścayasaṃyogāt prāyaścittamitīryate || Hemādri).

2) Satisfaction, amends (in general).

Derivable forms: prāyaścittiḥ (प्रायश्चित्तिः).

See also (synonyms): prāyaścitta.

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

1) Prāyaścitti (प्रायश्चित्ति):—[=prāyaś-citti] [from prāyaś > prāya] f. (prāyaś-) atonement, expiation, [Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a plant, [Kauśika-sūtra]

3) [v.s. ...] mfn. expiating (said of Agni), [Gṛhya-sūtra]

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Prayashcitti 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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