Prishat, Pṛṣat: 5 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Pṛṣat can be transliterated into English as Prsat or Prishat, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Pṛṣat (पृषत्) is a Sanskrit word referring to the animal “spotted deer”. The meat of this animal is part of the māṃsavarga (‘group of flesh’), which is used throughout Ayurvedic literature. The animal Pṛṣat is part of the sub-group named Jāṅgalamṛga, refering to “animals living in forests”. It was classified by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic properties of the substance.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pṛṣat (पृषत्).—a.

1) Spotted, variegated.

2) Sprinkling -m. The spotted antelope; 'पृषन्मृगे पुमान् बिन्दौ न द्वयोः पृषतोऽपि ना (pṛṣanmṛge pumān bindau na dvayoḥ pṛṣato'pi nā)' इति कोशः (iti kośaḥ); Viś. Guṇa.192. -n.

1) A drop of water or of any other liquid; (said by some to be used only in pl.).

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

Pṛṣat (पृषत्).—mfn. (-ṣan-ṣantī-ṣat) Sprinkling. n. sing. (-ṣat) du. (-ṣatī) plu. (-ṣanti) A drop of water or any liquid. mf. (-ṣan-ṣatī) The porcine deer. E. pṛṣ to sprinkle, Unadi aff. ati, or participial aff. śatṛ; also pṛṣat and pṛṣanti .

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

1) Pṛṣat (पृषत्):—[from pṛṣ] mf(atī)n. spotted, speckled, piebald, variegated, [Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa; Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] sprinkling, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] m. the spotted antelope, [Rāmāyaṇa] (cf. [gana] vyāghrādi, where, [Kāśikā-vṛtti] pṛṣata)

4) [v.s. ...] m. a drop of water (only [plural]; tām pati m. ‘lord of the drops of w°’, the wind), [Śiśupāla-vadha vi, 55]

5) [from pṛṣ] n. a drop of water or any other liquid, [Harivaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Pṛṣat (पृषत्):—[(n-ntī-t) a.] Sprinkling. (t) 5. n. A drop of water or of any other liquid. m. f. (ṣan-ṣatī) The porcine deer.

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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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