Prishni, Pṛśni, Pṛśnī, Pṛṣṇi, Pṛṣṇī: 13 definitions


Prishni means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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 (?).

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Pṛśni (पृश्नि).—The name of Devakī in a previous birth.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Pṛśni (पृश्नि).—Wife of the Prajāpati named Sutapas. (See under Aditi).

2) Pṛśni (पृश्नि).—An ancient sage. He approached Droṇa during the Kurupāṇḍava battle and commanded him to stop the battle. (Śloka 34, Chapter 190, Droṇa Parva). He attained svarga by the power of his penance. (Chapter 26, Śānti Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.
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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.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Prsni in India is the name of a plant defined with Aglaia odorata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Aglaia odorata var. microphyllina C. DC..

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Antiviral Research (2005)
· Monographiae Phanerogamarum (1878)
· Flora Cochinchinensis (1790)
· Journal of Natural Products (1996)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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.

-śni f.

1) A ray of light.

2) The earth.

3) The starry sky.

4) Name of Devakī, mother of Kṛṣṇa.

5) A cloud.

6) Milk.

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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Pṛṣṇi (पृष्णि).—f.

1) The heel.

2) A ray of light.

Derivable forms: pṛṣṇiḥ (पृष्णिः).

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

Pṛśni (पृश्नि).—mfn. (-śniḥ-śniḥ-śni) 1. Small, short, thin. 2. Delicate, feeble. f.

(-śniḥ) 1. A ray of light. 2. A queen, the wife of Sutapa, who being regenerated after death, became Devaki the mother of Krishna. 3. The earth. E. spṛś to touch, ni Unadi aff., and the initial rejected; also pṛṣṇi .

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Pṛśnī (पृश्नी).—f. (-śnī) An aquatic plant, (Pistia stratiotes.) E. pṛṣ to sprinkle, ni, aff. and ṅīp added.

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Pṛṣṇi (पृष्णि).—mfn. (-ṣṇiḥ-ṣṇiḥ-ṣṇi) Small, short or thin: see pṛśni. f.

(-ṣṇiḥ) 1. The heel: see pārṣṇi. 2. A ray of light. E. pṛṣ to sprinkle, ni Unadi aff. deriv. irr.

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

Pṛśni (पृश्नि).—I. adj. 1. Of variegated colour. 2. Delicate, feeble. 3. Thin, small, short. Ii. m. 1. A proper name. 2. A tribe of Ṛṣis. Iii. f. 1. A ray of light. 2. The mother of the Maruts. 3. A kind of fruit. pṛśnī, Pistia stratistes Lin.

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

Pṛśni (पृश्नि).—[adjective] speckled, dapple; [plural] manifold, various. —[masculine] [Name] of a prince, [plural] [Name] of a race of Ṛṣis; [feminine] a dappled cow, milk, the earth, a cloud, the starry sky, [Name] of the mother of the Maruts.

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

1) Pṛśni (पृश्नि):—mfn. ([Uṇādi-sūtra iv, 52]) variegated, dappled, piebald, speckled, spotted (said [especially] of cows, serpents, frogs etc.), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Brāhmaṇa; ???; Mahābhārata]

2) ([plural]) manifold, different (as desires), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā]

3) dwarfish, thin, small, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) m. Name of a prince (the father of Śvaphalka), [Harivaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

5) ([plural]) Name of a family of Ṛṣis, [Mahābhārata] (nayo jāh, the supposed authors of [Ṛg-veda ix, 86, 31-40; Anukramaṇikā])

6) f. a dappled cow ([figuratively] = milk, the earth, a cloud, the starry sky), [Ṛg-veda; Mahābhārata]

7) a ray of light, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) Name of the mother of the Maruts, [Ṛg-veda]

9) of the wife of Savitṛ, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

10) of the wife of king Su-tapas (who in a former birth under the name of Devakī was mother of Kṛṣṇa), [ib.]

11) Pṛśnī (पृश्नी):—[from pṛśni] a f. Pistia Stratiotes, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

12) Pṛśni (पृश्नि):—n. (with bharad-vājasya) Name of 2 Sāmans, [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa]

13) cf.pṛṣ; [Greek] περκνός.

14) Pṛśnī (पृश्नी):—[from pṛśni] b f. See pṛśni.

15) Pṛṣṇi (पृष्णि):—mfn. ([cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) = pṛśni

16) f. = pārṣṇi, or = pṛśni (ray of light).

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

1) Pṛśni (पृश्नि):—(śniḥ) 2. f. A ray of light; a queen, mother of Krishna; the earth. a. Small, thin, delicate.

2) Pṛśnī (पृश्नी):—(śnī) 3. f. An aquatic plant.

3) Pṛṣṇi (पृष्णि):—[(ṣṇiḥ-ṣṇiḥ-ṣṇi) a.] Small, thin. f. The heel; a ray of light.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pṛśni (ಪೃಶ್ನಿ):—

1) [adjective] smaller than the usual one of its species; dwarfish; short.

2) [adjective] lacking physical strength; weak.

3) [adjective] variegatged; dappled; spotted.

4) [adjective] of various types; not alike; different; various.

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Pṛśni (ಪೃಶ್ನಿ):—

1) [noun] a dwarf, short person.

2) [noun] a ray of light.

3) [noun] the earth.

4) [noun] the starry sky.

5) [noun] a cloud.

6) [noun] Dēvaki, Křṣṇa’s mother.

7) [noun] milk.

8) [noun] a cow having spots on its body.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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