Prepsu: 8 definitions

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Prepsu 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.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Prepsu (प्रेप्सु).—Desiderative adjective; a word formed by adding the affix उ (u) in the sense of ' an agent ' to a desiderative root by the rule सनाशंसभिक्ष उः (sanāśaṃsabhikṣa uḥ) P.III.2.168. The term प्रेप्सु (prepsu) was used for such nouns by ancient grammarians.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prepsu (प्रेप्सु).—a.

1) Desirous of obtaining, wishing, seeking, longing for; अफलप्रेप्सुना कर्म यत् तत् सात्त्विकमुच्यते (aphalaprepsunā karma yat tat sāttvikamucyate) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 18. 23.

2) Aiming at.

3) Supposing, assuming.

4) Anxious to deliver.

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

Prepsu (प्रेप्सु).—mfn. (-psuḥ-psuḥ-psu) Desirous of obtaining. E. pra before, ap to obtain, desid. v., u aff.

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

Prepsu (प्रेप्सु).—i. e. pra-īpsa, desider. of āp, + u, adj. Desirous of obtaining, desiring, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 46.

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

1) Prepsu (प्रेप्सु):—[from prepsā] mfn. wishing to attain, desirous of obtaining, seeking, longing for, aiming at ([accusative] or [compound]), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] anxious to rescue or save (See prāṇa-pr)

3) [v.s. ...] supposing, assuming, [Nirukta, by Yāska vi, 32.]

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

Prepsu (प्रेप्सु):—[(psuḥ-psuḥ-psu) a.] Wishing to get or obtain.

[Sanskrit to German]

Prepsu 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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