Preshita, Prēṣita, Preṣita: 11 definitions


Preshita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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 terms Prēṣita and Preṣita can be transliterated into English as Presita or Preshita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Preshit.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Preshita in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Preṣita (प्रेषित) refers to “sending forth” (i.e., ‘to sent someone thither’), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.9.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Sage Nārada:—“[...] The lord was completely agitated due to Satī’s love and separation from her. He performed his penance there. Pārvatī engaged herself in His service continuously accompanied by two of her maids. Although the lord Śiva was hit and wounded by the arrows of Kāma who was sent thither [i.e., preṣita] by the gods to enchant Him, He was not swayed at all. Burning Kāma there by His fiery eye, on remembering my words, the lord became angry with me and vanished from the scene. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prēṣita (प्रेषित).—p (S) Sent: also one commissioned and sent forth; a missionary, an apostle.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

prēṣita (प्रेषित).—p Sent. A missionary, an apostle.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Preṣita (प्रेषित).—p. p.

1) Despatched (on an errand).

2) Ordered, directed.

3) Turned, fixed upon, directed towards, cast (as eyes).

4) Banished.

5) Sent away, dismissed.

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

Preṣita (प्रेषित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Sent, directed. E. pra before, iṣ to go, aff. kta

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

1) Preṣita (प्रेषित):—[from preṣaṇa > preṣ] mfn. set in motion, urged on, impelled, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] hurled, flung, thrown, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] sent, dispatched on an errand, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc. (-vat mfn., [Hitopadeśa])

4) [v.s. ...] sent into exile, banished, [Rāmāyaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] turned, directed (as the eyes), [Śakuntalā i, 23] ([varia lectio] prerita)

6) [v.s. ...] ordered, commanded, [Vopadeva]

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

Preṣita (प्रेषित):—[pre+ṣita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Sent.

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

Preṣita (प्रेषित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Pesavia, Pesia.

[Sanskrit to German]

Preshita 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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Hindi dictionary

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

Preṣita (प्रेषित) [Also spelled preshit]:—(a) despatched, consigned, transmitted.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prēṣita (ಪ್ರೇಷಿತ):—

1) [adjective] sent; remitted; transmitted.

2) [adjective] ordered; commanded.

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Prēṣita (ಪ್ರೇಷಿತ):—[noun] (masc.) he who is sent (as a messenger).

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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