Pretya, Prētyā, Pretyā: 10 definitions


Pretya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Pretya (प्रेत्य):—[pretyaḥ] Other births(other life)

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prētyā (प्रेत्या).—m (prēta) A light term for the Brahman who conducts funeral solemnities.

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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

Pretya (प्रेत्य).—ind. Having departed (from this world), after death, in the next world; न च तत् प्रेत्य नो इह (na ca tat pretya no iha) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 17.28; इह कीर्तिमवाप्नोति प्रेत्य चानुत्तमं सुखम् (iha kīrtimavāpnoti pretya cānuttamaṃ sukham) Manusmṛti 2.9,26.

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Pretya (प्रेत्य).—&c. See under प्रे (pre).

See also (synonyms): preta, preti.

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

Pretya (प्रेत्य).—Ind. 1. In the next world. 2. Having died. E. preta dead, and yat aff. or pra before, i to go, lyap aff.

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

Pretya (प्रेत्य).—[gerund] after death, in the other world.

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

Pretya (प्रेत्य):—[from pre] ind. having died, after death, in the next world, in the life to come, hereafter (opp. to iha), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata etc.]

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

Pretya (प्रेत्य):—adv. In the next world.

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

Pretya (प्रेत्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Picca, Piccā, Pecca, Peccā.

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Pretya 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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