Prishni, aka: Pṛśni, Pṛśnī, Pṛṣṇi, Pṛṣṇī; 3 Definition(s)

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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

Purana

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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.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Languages of India and abroad

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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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