Pretagriha, Pretagṛha, Preta-griha: 6 definitions


Pretagriha 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 Pretagṛha can be transliterated into English as Pretagrha or Pretagriha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pretagṛha (प्रेतगृह).—a cemetery.

Derivable forms: pretagṛham (प्रेतगृहम्).

Pretagṛha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms preta and gṛha (गृह).

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

Pretagṛha (प्रेतगृह).—n.

(-haṃ) A cemetery, a burying-ground. E. preta a spirit and gṛhaṃ abode.

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

Pretagṛha (प्रेतगृह):—[=preta-gṛha] [from preta > pre] n. ‘dead-house’, a burning-place, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Pretagṛha (प्रेतगृह):—[preta-gṛha] (haṃ) 1. n. A cemetery.

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Pretagriha 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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