Prayashcittin, Prāyaścittin: 4 definitions



Prayashcittin 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 Prāyaścittin can be transliterated into English as Prayascittin or Prayashcittin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Prayashchittin.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prayashcittin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prāyaścittin (प्रायश्चित्तिन्).—a. One who makes an atonement.

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

Prāyaścittin (प्रायश्चित्तिन्):—[=prāyaś-cittin] [from prāyaś > prāya] mfn. one who does penance or has to make expiation, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Prāyaścittin (प्रायश्चित्तिन्):—(von 1. prāyaścitta) adj. der sich einer Sühne unterzieht, zu unterziehen hat [Mahābhārata 13, 2416. 4997.]

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Prāyaścittin (प्रायश्चित्तिन्):—[Oxforder Handschriften 281,b,8.]

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

Prāyaścittin (प्रायश्चित्तिन्):—Adj. der sich einer Sühne unterzieht , — zu unterziehen hat [Gautama's Dharmaśāstra Bālarāmāyaṇa 15,5.]

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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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