Preshtha, Preṣṭha: 8 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Preṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Prestha or Preshtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Preṣṭha (प्रेष्ठ).—p. p. Dearest, most beloved &c. (superl. of priya q. v.).
-ṣṭhaḥ A lover, husband; (upadevavarastriyaḥ) विमान- यानाः सप्रेष्ठाः (vimāna- yānāḥ sapreṣṭhāḥ) Bhāgavata 4.3.6.
-ṣṭhā 1 A wife, mistress.
2) A leg.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṣṭhaḥ-ṣṭhā-ṣṭhaṃ) Most or very dear. f.
(-ṣṭhā) 1. A wife. 2. The leg. E. priya dear, aff. iṣṭhan, form irr.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Preṣṭha (प्रेष्ठ).—see priya.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Preṣṭha (प्रेष्ठ).—([superlative]) most dear or beloved, very pleasant. [masculine] lover, husband. [feminine] ā mistress, wife.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Preṣṭha (प्रेष्ठ):—[from prī] a mfn. (superl. [from] priya) dearest, most beloved or desired, [Ṛg-veda]
2) [v.s. ...] (in address), [Kaṭha-upaniṣad; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] very fond of ([locative case]), [Ṛg-veda vi, 63, 1]
4) [v.s. ...] m. a lover, husband, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
5) Preṣṭhā (प्रेष्ठा):—[from preṣṭha > prī] f. a mistress, wife, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] a leg, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) Preṣṭha (प्रेष्ठ):—b See p. 711, col. 3.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Preṣṭha (प्रेष्ठ):—[pre+ṣṭha] (ṣṭhaḥ-ṣṭhā-ṣṭhaṃ) a. Most or very dear. f. A wife; the leg.
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See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Preshthatama.
Ends with: Rogapreshtha.
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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.2.236 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Verse 2.4.227 < [Chapter 4 - Vaikuṇṭha (the spiritual world)]
Verse 1.6.68 < [Chapter 6 - Priyatama (the most beloved devotees)]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 4.43.1 < [Sukta 43]
Rig Veda 1.167.10 < [Sukta 167]
Rig Veda 8.84.1 < [Sukta 84]
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)
Text 7 < [Chapter 8 - Aṣṭama-yāma-sādhana (Rātri-līlā–prema-bhajana sambhoga)]
Text 20 < [Chapter 8 - Aṣṭama-yāma-sādhana (Rātri-līlā–prema-bhajana sambhoga)]
Text 43 < [Chapter 2 - Dvitīya-yāma-sādhana (Prātaḥ-kālīya-bhajana)]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.2.294 < [Part 2 - Devotional Service in Practice (sādhana-bhakti)]
Verse 2.3.40 < [Part 3 - Involuntary Ecstatic Expressions (sattvika-bhāva)]
Verse 2.4.267 < [Part 4 - Transient Ecstatic Disturbances (vyābhicāri-bhāva)]
Katha Upanishad with Shankara’s Commentary (by S. Sitarama Sastri)
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)