Prishni, aka: Pṛśni, Pṛśnī, Pṛṣṇi, Pṛṣṇī; 3 Definition(s)
Prishni 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 terms Pṛśni and Pṛśnī and Pṛṣṇi and Pṛṣṇī can be transliterated into English as Prsni or Prishni, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
1) Pṛśni (पृश्नि).—The son of Mādhri's son, Yudhājit; had two sons Śvaphalka and Citraka.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 101.
2a) Pṛśnī (पृश्नी).—The wife of Savitā, and mother of Śāvitrī, Vyāhṛtī and others.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 18. 1.
2b) Devakī in the epoch of Svāyambhuva Manu: Married Sutapas the progenitor: was engaged in tapas with her husband for 12000 divine years. To them was born Hari by name Pṛśnigarbha.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 3. 32-41; 6. 25.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Pṛśni (पृश्नि).—The name of Devakī in a previous birth.Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary
Languages of India and abroad
Pṛśni (पृश्नि) or Pṛṣṇi (पृष्णि).—a. [spṛś ni° kicca pṛṣo° salopaḥ; Uṇ4. 52]
1) Short, small, dwarfish.
2) Delicate, feeble.
3) Diversified, spotted.
4) Various, diverse (Ved.).
-śniḥ A dwarf.
1) A ray of light.
2) The earth.
3) The starry sky.
4) Name of Devakī, mother of Kṛṣṇa.
5) A cloud.
7) A dappled cow.
8) The earth.
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Pṛśnī (पृश्नी) or Pṛṣṇī (पृष्णी).—Name of an aquatic plant.
See also (synonyms): pṛśnikā.
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1) The heel.
2) A ray of light.
Derivable forms: pṛṣṇiḥ (पृष्णिः).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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